There are two ways to destroy the debt burden the world is still struggling under – deflation or inflation. John Stepek explains why inflation is the lesser of two evils.
Conditions have been just right for stock markets for a while. Andrew Van Sickle explains why it won’t last.
Donald Trump took everyone by surprise by agreeing to talks with North Korea. Emily Hohler reports.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has been dogged by allegations of special favours linked to the sale of government land.
Investors need to go a long way to find sensibly priced stocks today, but Japan and the US still offer pockets of value, Simon Edelsten tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
My predictions regarding the Italian elections at the weekend went poorly, says Matthew Partridge. But there was better news in Germany.
Viktor Orban’s policies have raised fears about the future of democracy in Hungary, but voters like his handling of the economy. Frédéric Guirinec reports.
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has grandiose plans for humanity. It’s looking increasingly likely that he has the chutzpah – and cash – to succeed, says Chris Carter.
But Trump claims his campaign did nothing wrong. Emily Hohler reports.
With the Italian election coming up at the start of March, Matthew Partridge looks at who the bookies expect to win.
It’s been ages since we had to worry about big price rises, as this chart of underlying inflation in the OECD, a group of developed countries, reminds us.