Global economy

Betting on politics: Denmark's general election

Denmark is holding one of the major forthcoming European elections of next year. Matthew Partridge looks at the bookies’ favourites.

A troubled year for markets

This year has seen the start of a period of enormous change in the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb – not all of it in a bad way.

Are Chinese spying fears just paranoia?

The arrests of key figures at the telecoms giant Huawei has put the spotlight back on the firm’s links with the Chinese state and the security of its technology. Simon Wilson reports.

What’s next for global markets? Keep a close eye on the oil price

The price of oil has tumbled in recent weeks, just as stocks have lost their footing. John Stepek looks at what a rebound in crude would mean for investors.

Why America is still king

The global economic dominance of the US was supposed to be fading by now. But it’s just not happening, says Matthew Lynn.

Music industry back on song

In the 2000s, the internet threatened to sink the record industry. But now streaming has given the music business a new lease of life. Simon Wilson reports.

The credit boom is on borrowed time

In 2008, US subprime mortgage loans triggered the financial crisis. Now, worried eyes are turning to record high corporate debt.

What’s the point of the G20?

The recently concluded gathering of world leaders increasingly looks like a talking shop.

America’s trade truce with China is good news for markets

At the G20 summit in Argentina this weekend, the US and China struck a truce in their trade war. John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets, and for your money.

The future of space exploration

The International Space Station is 20 years old. A robot has landed on Mars. Billionaire adventurers have set their sights on the stars. What next for humankind’s great space adventure?

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