It Takes a Village

ON BALANCE

The globalization of the economy is nothing new, but we have been reminded once again that ours is a global industry. That's because this week's issue has stories on the US, Latin America, Asia (including both China and Australia), Sweden and France. If only we had a story from Africa… (We're not aware of any data vendors or user firms in Antarctica.)

Some of these stories will no doubt cause our dear readers to roll their eyes. Take the front page story on the latest revisions to the Options Pri