Oil prices reached four-year highs of around $80 this week. And the fundamentals of the market point to even higher prices in the short term.
Accepting Kim Jong-un’s offer for nuclear disarmament may be naive, but it’s the best option on the table.
Many people still think no one foresaw the financial crisis, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And that’s just as the big banks would have it.
For the first time in a decade, wages are rising for young as well as older workers. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what this means, and where it might lead.
Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.
The authorities’ response to the 2008 financial crisis may have ended up neutering capitalism – the greatest poverty destroying system ever.
The five states bordering the Caspian Sea, which is rich in fossil fuels, have just reached a deal trumpeted as a “regional constitution”. What now?
We can’t tell you exactly when the next crisis will be or what will cause it. But we can tell you for certain that there will be one.
John Stepek examines why investment bank Lehman Brothers went bust ten years ago and asks: should it have been saved, and would things have been any different if it had?
This week’s formal reopening of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea cements a stunning reconciliation.
But the party has shifted the terms of the debate. Matthew Partridge reports.