Donald Trump may not win the US presidential election, says Dan Denning. But his parting political shot could spell the death of the euro.
The latest round of global trade talks, known as the Doha round, collapsed last year – the first failure of a multilateral trade negotiation since the 1930s.
Eight years after the implosion of Lehman Brothers, a huge bank is once again causing jitters in world markets.
Deutsche Bank is in big trouble. But this isn’t another a Lehman moment, says John Stepek. It’s not the start of a new crisis, it’s unfinished business from the last one.
The dash for gold suggest banks are more worried about the effects of quantitative easing than they let on, says Andrew Van Sickle.
Oil producers are meeting in an attempt to bolster prices. But don’t expect them to strike a deal. Here’s why, and what low prices mean for the rest of us.
World trade is stagnating and protectionist populism seems to be on the rise. Is this the end for globalisation? Alex Rankine reports.
Central banks finally seem to have decided it’s time for governments to do some serious “fiscal stimulus”. John Stepek explains what that means, and how you should play it.
There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic in today’s financial world. But that’s not necessarily the right attitude for investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The low volatility in today’s markets should have investors worried, says John Stepek. The last time the markets were this calm was just before the last financial crisis.
For most of the post-war period, the global economy has seen a healthy expansion in global trade. But since the global financial crisis, it has slowed sharply, fuelled by protectionism.