Foreign direct investment is supposed to stimulate productivity and growth in other countries by transferring skills, technology and capital. But much of it isn’t doing that,
The year so far has been epic for investors. But with the US dollar hitting a two-year high, things could be about to change. John Stepek explains why.
Volodymyr Zelensky was previously famous as a comedian who played a character from a TV series, who becomes president by chance. Now he gets to play the role for real.
Gross domestic product (GDP) is our main gauge of economic output. It has always been dodgy, but in the digital age we may need to dispense with it entirely, says Max King.
The US is tightening sanctions on Iran and cracking down on its oil exports. But that’s not why the oil price has hit a new high, says John Stepek.
It’s no longer enough to research the investment methodology when choosing a fund, says Merryn Somerset Webb. You have to check its approach to ethics too.
While the trade war between the US and China may now be settled in negotiations, a new trade dispute is looming over the global economy.
Sundanese dictator Omar al-Bashir became the second north African leader forced from office this month in the face of mass protests.
The new divisive president has a mixed record so far. Matthew Partridge reports.
It was a symbolic loss for his party, but now Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to have another try.
Vision care may not sound exciting, but it is an enormous market expanding quickly as ageing populations require more – and increasingly sophisticated – treatments, says Matthew Partridge.