Many developed-world sovereign bonds now carry negative yields – investors are paying for the privilege of lending governments money. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
With the US central bank now on board with the idea of cutting interest rates, John Stpeek looks at what this means for the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Hong Kong is under threat from both China and the US, as the American Congress proposes removing the arrangements that exempts the territory from Donald Trump’s new tariffs.
The May employment report in the US was mildly disappointing. But in America, as in the UK and Europe, the labour market is looking super strong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The US Federal Reserve has done what the market wanted for now. But investors should watch out, says John Stepek – President Donald Trump is turning up the heat.
The inflation rate in the UK was little changed in May, compared to last month. Here, John Stepek looks at what’s been happening to prices in the UK.
There is much to agree with in Labour’s report on land reform. But any new proposals will inevitably will just add another layer of tax and bureaucracy on top of an already unmanageable system.
Venerable auction house Sotheby’s has been snapped up for $3.7bn, says Chris Carter. But there’s plenty of action for investors at the other end of the art market too.
The Federal Reserve will soon meet to decide on what to do with US interest rates. Markets are banking on a change of course, says John Stepek. But will the Fed oblige?
By artificially inflating house prices, the Help to Buy scheme has failed both homebuyers and taxpayers. But it has done wonders for housebuilders’ profits. John Stepek explains why.
Investors rattled by the prospect of a global slowdown and a worsening trade war are heading for Switzerland; the local stockmarket index has just hit a new record.