A state fund transferring a $681m donation to the PM’s account, dissenting ministers sacked and $4bn misappropriated – Malaysian democracy is under threat, says Simon Wilson.
Asia’s Communist dynamo caused great excitement in the 2000s, before suffering a sharp downturn. Now Vietnam is shaking off the hangover.
It’s not just developed-world companies – emerging-market firms have been on a borrowing binge too.
In the Middle East, both the political and economic outlooks have deteriorated sharply.
The market crash is starting to make some edgier investments look interesting, says John Stepek. And how much is sterling’s recent slide to do with fear of Brexit?
The desert kingdom is launching a Thatcherite revolution to rescue itself from a ballooning deficit. But will that be enough to save the ruling family? Simon Wilson reports.
Investors have been scared witless by the plunge in the Chinese stockmarket and currency, the yuan. Andrew Van Sickle explains why you should stay calm.
Brazil’s economy is not pretty – it’s heading for its worst recession on record. But bold long-term investors could be rewarded.
Chinese markets have had a spectacularly bad start to the year. But the fuss may be overblown – investors should focus on the long term.
Last year wasn’t good for equities. And 2016 has started badly too, with poor Chinese data causing a global slide, and the FTSE 100 having its worst start to a year since 2000. So what’s next?
Markets have started the year with a New Year hangover. By mid-week, the MSCI World index – tracking both developed and emerging markets – had lost 2.5% and hit a three-month low.