The Greek debt crisis was contained because the ECB vowed to do “whatever it takes” to backstop things. John Stepek asks if it’s prepared to do the same with Italy.
Gold has finally cracked and dipped below $1,300 an ounce. John Stepek looks at how that and the rest of the charts that matter affect the global economy.
Matthew Partridge casts an eye over the odds for the candidates in the Lewisham East by-election.
Kim Jong-un’s wavering over nuclear talks with the US could be bluff or it could be cold feet. But it’s too early to write the summit off yet.
Matthew Partridge looks at the US president’s surprising reprieve for Chinese firm ZTE.
Steve Eisman, managing director of Neuberger Berman, is worried about Canada’s housing bubble; gloomy on Deutsche Bank; and sceptical of cryptocurrencies.
If the trade war between the US and China worsens, both countries’ growth will suffer as they raise barriers against a wider range of goods and make it harder for foreign companies to gain footholds.
The next financial crisis could start in corporate bonds, as credit quality has deteriorated over the past few years and decades.
The election of two populist parties, the Northern League and the 5-Star Movement, could shake things up in Italy and beyond.
Italy is to be governed by a coalition of radical populist parties. But so far, markets have taken it in their stride. John Stepek looks at how long that can last.
Matthew Partridge talks to Mark Brownridge of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association about the future for Britain’s small firms in a post-Brexit world.