Market power that’s concentrated in the hands of a few big companies is bad for consumers, bad for productivity and terrible for investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
If markets reflected geopolitics, this week would have been brutal for stocks. But they just shrugged it off. So what’s going on? John Stepek explains what really drives markets.
Matthew Partridge looks at some individual seats in the Australian elections that offer value for the punter.
The Australian election on Saturday offers a chance to reset after a decade of political turmoil.
Are America and Iran on the path to war? Matthew Partridge reports.
On Monday the US president tweeted that “China should not retaliate” to increased tariffs. But two hours later Beijing announced $60bn of its own tariffs, which wiped more than $1trn off global stocks.
The trade war between the US and China has left Asian economies caught in the middle,
Global markets have reacted badly to the escalation of the US-China trade war. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and what it means for your money.
Markets have grown complacent, expecting central banks to shield them from any upheaval. But in these volatile times that’s a dangerous assumption, says John Stepek. The world is changing and you need to be ready.
Markets briefly stuttered on reading Donald Trump’s tweet raising tariffs on Chinese imports to the US. But they soon recovered. John Stepek asks if their optimism is justified.
I haven’t covered Australian politics for a while, says political-betting expert Matthew Partridge – the forthcoming election provides a good opportunity.