Global economy

Supply glut sends oil price tumbling below $80

The price of oil has continued to fall, while Saudi Arabia resists cutting back on production.

Technology will dictate the future price of oil

The price of oil in the future won’t be decided by the supply of crude, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’ll be technology.

Cheer up! The plummeting price of oil is great news

The falling oil price is good for consumers and the global economy, and opens up some great opportunities for investors, says John Stepek.

Judge less and buy more

Riding a wave of money printing isn’t the best reason to buy stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But who are we to argue?

How bitcoin could help the world’s poor get access to decent toilets

The current financial system is preventing half the world’s population from enjoying a decent standard of living. Bitcoin and other alternative currencies could change all that, says Dominic Frisby.

Invest for a high-tech future

Technological change is everywhere, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Investors who don’t want to be left behind should read Jim Mellon’s new book.

Big challenges in the fight against Isis

Nato frustration mounts over Turkey’s reluctance to take on Isis Islamist militants.

Don’t bet on more money-printing to save the market – at least, not yet

America’s QE programme is coming to an end – for now. John Stepek looks at the future for the markets, and what might force the Federal Reserve back into action.

Turkey plays a dangerous game

Turkey’s mistrust of American foreign policy in Syria has put its ceasefire with Kurdish rebels at risk.

Global growth scare spooks stocks

Exuberant equity investors have been dealt a reality check by the grim outlook on the global recovery.

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