Black Wednesday in 1992 forced Britain out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. But it was far from being all bad.
Articles written by Andrew Van Sickle
The Asian crisis of 20 years is ancient history as the region’s markets enjoy their day in the sun.
The governor of the Bank of England signals that a rise in interest rates may finally be on the way.
There are signs that Europe’s recovery is finally trickling down to Italy, while Spain is on a roll.
The markets had quite a surprise last week when Donald Trump announced a deal with the Democrats to pave the way for $15bn in disaster relief and to raise the US debt ceiling.
The benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets index has climbed for eight successive months, and is up by a quarter this year. Yet stocks still have further to go.
One of the upsides of the Brexit vote was supposed to be that the slide in sterling would help rebalance the economy. It hasn’t worked out that way, yet, but it’s too soon to give up.
America’s biggest companies produced a second successive quarter of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011 – but it’s hard to be optimistic about where profits are going.
Stockmarkets wobbled when North Korea detonated its latest nuclear device, but they appear to be taking the international tension in their stride.
Poland’s GDP is expanding rapidly, consumption is growing at the fastest pace in eight years, unemployment is at a record-low and new child-benefit payments are boosting confidence.