Global economy

Power to the people

What May's "Red Tory" manifesto means for you

  • When money's too important to leave to Mammon

Virus attack is a wake-up call for business

Microsoft tries to duck the blame over the Wannacry ransomware that has infected over 200,000 computers worldwide.

Why I’m getting excited about investing in Asia

Improved connectivity and technology will spawn an enormous global economic boom. And one of the regions that will benefit the most is Asia. Dominic Frisby explains why.

We’ve already passed peak populism

The tide of populism that swept the world is ebbing away, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains why we’ve hit “peak populism”, and what that could mean for investors.

The message from the currency markets: buy Europe

Investors, who already view the US as overpriced and the eurozone as cheap may be about to start piling money into both European stocks and the euro, says John Stepek.

Should the IMF be more optimistic?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is feeling bullish. But this isn’t necessarily good news: its forecasting record is mediocre.

Alan Greenspan: bearish on global growth

Inflation is a threat to global growth, reckons former Fed chief Alan Greenspan.

Trump’s Cuban missile crisis

The Trump administration is attempting a balancing act on North Korea – and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

What’s coming next – inflation, deflation or more muddling through?

Whether we can expect prices to rise or fall is one of the most important questions facings investors. Dominic Frisby looks to the charts for a clue.

What’s driving populism, and why it matters to investors

Whatever your feelings on populism, as an investor, it’s vital you understand what’s behind it, says John Stepek. US asset manager GMO offers us some clues.

Is Putin a threat to the West?

So long as the Russian economy remains a basket case, Vladimir Putin poses no real threat, says Matthew Lynn.

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