Canada’s GDP shrunk at an annualised 0.5% rate in the second quarter, after a 0.8% fall in the first – so the country is now technically in recession.
The number of migrants entering Europe is expected to rise to 3,000 a day over the next few months, with the favoured destination Germany.
Forget four months, says Bill Bonner. A market recovery could take 40 years.
We live in a bizarre, fake world, says Dan Denning. Dominated by fake money printed by people who are faking it.
Europe’s inability to cope with the migrant crisis could mean the closure of internal borders. And without the free movement of people, the EU is doomed.
Fresh-faced King Otto, installed after independence from the Ottoman Empire, wasn’t a hit with the Greek public. And today in 1843, they rebelled.
Central banks claim to set interest rates for the benefit of all. But the way they manipulate the price of money is hurting all but a very small elite.
Nothing divides the British and the Americans more than our attitudes to tipping.
“Jeremy Corbyn is not going to be Prime Minister”, says Tony Blair. He’s wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Corbyn is just one crisis away from Number 10.
China’s authoritarian government has made a mess of dealing with its stockmarket crash. But it’s OK, says John Stepek. There’s no need to panic. Here’s why.
On this day in 1945 – 70 years ago – Japanese officials formally surrendered, ending the Second World War, and creating the conditions for Japan’s economic miracle.
The problem we had in 2008 is exactly the same problem we have today, says Dan Denning. The world is on the brink of disaster again.
With waiting times up and the country gripped by “austerity”, the NHS in Scotland is spending millions on prescribing biscuits, hot-dogs and doughnuts to coeliacs. It’s crazy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Super-low interest rates are not helping Britain’s economy recover, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They’re holding it back.
Absolute return funds that protect investors from the worst of a downturn are becoming popular. Should you invest in them? Piper Terrett investigates.
This fund has taken advantage of the recent stockmarket dip to go bargain hunting.
In the last few days, the oil price has shot up. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the spike, and what the future may hold for the oil market.
Pensions and Isas both offer savers tax-efficient ways to save, but in slightly different ways. So, how will a ‘pensions Isa’ work? Merryn Somerset Webb explains.
The devastating effect of falling oil prices on funds should have come as no surprise, says David C Stevenson.
On this day in 1859, a huge mass of magnetic particles erupted from the sun and hit the earth, knocking out telegraphs and putting on a spectacular display in the skies.