It has become fashionable to call for an end to austerity, but our public finances still look dangerously overstretched, as a report by the Office for Budget Responsibility made clear last week.
Articles written by Andrew Van Sickle
Once widely dubbed “the sick man of Asia”, the Philippines has turned into another Asian tiger, with World Bank thinking the economy will grow by more than 6% a year in the eight years to 2019.
The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index has slipped from May’s two-year peak in recent weeks. But investors shouldn’t worry. There is scope for further gains.
The US labour market has roared back to life, but wages are yet to catch up.
Investors appear to have become immune to Brazil’s dysfunctional politics.
There is a compelling argument for topping up your Japan holdings, says Andrew Van Sickle.
Canada’s oil output is set to rise by 570,000 barrels per day in 2017 and 2018 combined.
Hong Kong’s niche as a secure gateway to China is under threat as China opens its markets to foreign money.
The economic backdrop looks even more precarious than before the last financial meltdown. We may not have long to wait for the next one.
The world’s continuing quantitative easing programmes have contributed to the lack of volatility in the US Treasury bond market, which is at a three-year low.