Free trade transformed Venice from a swamp into one of the world’s most powerful cities. But its decline holds a timely lesson for Theresa May, says Dominic Frisby.
The rush for passports after the Brexit vote may have been hasty – but “political diversification” makes sense, and not just for tax purposes. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.
President Donald Trump has plenty to discuss when he finally meets his Chinese opposite, says Matthew Partridge.
Looming trade wars will spell trouble for the world’s biggest economy, reckons US investor Jim Rogers.
It has taken almost a decade, but the world economy is finally beginning to enjoy a broad-based upswing.
If Britain doesn’t agree a deal or an interim arrangement with the EU before Brexit, we will trade on WTO terms. What is the WTO and how would this work? Simon Wilson explains.
The first Amazon deliveries by drone have already taken to the air. Technology will give a boost to ecommerce, but investors should buy the infrastructure instead, says Sarah Moore.
With the world swimming in debt, there is certain to be a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis – but not in the UK. John Stepek explains why.
Nationalistic policies can seriously affect investment returns – it’s time we learnt the lessons from America’s Great Depression, says Jonathan Compton.
The Sage of Omaha thinks the world is looking pretty rosy for investors at the moment. Merryn Somerset Webb isn’t so sure.
Hans Rosling will be fondly remembered for making statistics on the state of the world accessible to the masses.