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Heading for default

Turkey will set off the next emerging-market crisis

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Turkey is heading for default, says Jonathan Compton, and the resulting global domino effect should not be underestimated. Investors should stand clear.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Strange Death of Europe, by Douglas Murray
A relentlessly negative look at the danger posed to Europe by immigration
Shattered, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
A damning account of Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign
Adults in the Room, by Yanis Varoufakis
The former Greek finance minister's blow-by-blow account is a fascinating must-read
Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann
The fate of one family, murdered in a plot to steal their fortune


Is a rate rise finally on the cards?

It’s high time interest rates were once more on the rise. Is the Bank of England finally coming around, asks Andrew Van Sickle.

Opec is drowning in shale oil

Try as it might, says Alice Gråhns, oil cartel Opec just can’t seem to mop up the oil glut.

Betting on politics: The next election

The general election was a disaster for the government. Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds on there being another.

“Mr Everything” takes control in Saudi

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has “ousted” his nephew as crown prince and replaced him with his favourite son, Mohammed bin Salman.

Argentina's high-risk deadbeat bond

Economic basket-case and serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. But who on earth would buy it?

A demoralising defeat for the Democrats

Had the Democrats won, it would have been a major blow to President Donald Trump and his Republican allies. Emily Hohler reports.

A hard Brexit with a soft landing?

The chancellor didn’t fail to use his Mansion House speech to air his views on Brexit.


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