Global economy

Money printing: the cure that became a disease

Over the last ten years, major central banks have printed money and injected it into the economy in order to avoid another Great Depression.

Business and #MeToo: expect more to come

Revelations of wrongdoing and sexism may just be the start of a new business-shaking #MeToo movement, says Matthew Lynn.

Investing for a new cold war? Grab some gold

China and America’s changing relationship could derail economic growth. Merryn Somerset Webb asks global strategist Russell Napier how to protect your wealth.

There's life in the bull market yet

Investors are being forced to take greater risks in the hunt for returns, says John Stepek. And yet, the bull market still has legs.

Interest rates around the world are quietly creeping higher – why?

The cost of borrowing for governments around the world is creeping higher. John Stepek explains why that’s so important for investors.

Don’t let a good financial crisis go to waste

The global liquidity squeeze may cause a nasty downturn. Be prepared, says Max King. If we do get another financial crisis, fill your boots.

Conflict turns hot over Kashmir

Fears of an all-out conflict between India and Pakistan were ignited this week when Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets.

Why this obscure central bank debate matters for your money

Inflation isn’t rising as fast as the world’s central banks would like it to. So they’re thinking of tinkering with the target. John Stepek explains what they’re up to, and why it matters.

Veganism: good for the planet, even better for profits

The move towards veganism may be good for the environment (though the jury is still out on that). But the real winner will be the processed food industry, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What the trade war truce means for your money

Donald Trump has called a truce in the trade war and won’t be imposing punitive tariffs on Chinese goods. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the decision, and what it means for you.

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