Economy

German coalition faces difficult path

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union bloc and the Social Democrats have agreed a preliminary deal.

Trump lashes out at Africa

President Donald Trump’s latest outburst has triggered a “fierce backlash” from astonished world leaders.

Carillion’s collapse should prompt better rules for PFI

Calls are mounting to make changes to the private finance initiative (PFI) following the collapse of Carillion.

Why Farage fears a Breversal

Last week, Nigel Farage suggested a second Brexit referendum to kill off the drive to remain in the European Union.

Lessons from Carillion

If we are to prevent another Carillion from happening, boards and institutional shareholders need to take responsibility, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Why the oil price rebound could be the catalyst for a stockmarket crash

The oil price has made a steady recovery since it crashed in 2014. But that could have far reaching consequences for equity markets, says John Stepek.

What the weakening US dollar means for markets

The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar since the Brexit vote. But as John Stepek explains, that says more about the dollar than it does about sterling.

Why a “Canada Plus Plus” Brexit deal won’t happen

One possible model for Brexit is “Canada Plus Plus”. Matthew Partridge talks to Léon Cornelissen, chief economist for Dutch asset management firm Robeco, about why it is a non-starter.

Deciphering the Russian enigma

Churchill famously thought Russia was a riddle – but his less famous solution to the riddle still holds. Russian foreign policy is based on self-interest. Simon Wilson explains.

Germany is following the British model

German chancellor Angela Merkel should look to Britain and know political turbulence is coming Germany’s way, says Matthew Lynn.

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