If you want to lend money to the German government, you won’t be getting any interest. In fact, you may have to pay. John Stepek explains what’s going on in the upside-down bond market.
Government bond yields have slumped to their lowest level ever as investors flee to the safety of sovereign debt. John Stepek explains what’s got everyone so worried.
Italy’s debt is sitting at 132% of GDP. And it’s looking to spend more. That’s not a problem for investors right now, says John Stepek. But there is another potential flashpoint on the horizon.
The European elections revealed nothing more than that the country is still as divided as ever about Brexit. So, what’s changed? Well, says John Stepek – quite a lot actually.
Austria’s vice-chancellor and Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign after promising state contracts for cash.
England dominates European football. It looks as if it will take home the trophy for economic success, too, says Matthew Lynn.
But not by enough to form a majority. What next? Matthew Partridge reports.
Volodymyr Zelensky was previously famous as a comedian who played a character from a TV series, who becomes president by chance. Now he gets to play the role for real.
Turkish local elections have produced a political earthquake for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist coalition.
Some investors are worried that Italy’s huge debt combined with its populist government could spark another crisis in the eurozone. But it won’t come to that, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
Despite the overwhelmingly remain-leaning sentiments of the House of Commons, Brexit is proceeding relatively well, says Merryn Somerset Webb.