Market power that’s concentrated in the hands of a few big companies is bad for consumers, bad for productivity and terrible for investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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.
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.
The global economic dominance of the US was supposed to be fading by now. But it’s just not happening, says Matthew Lynn.
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.
In 2008, US subprime mortgage loans triggered the financial crisis. Now, worried eyes are turning to record high corporate debt.
The recently concluded gathering of world leaders increasingly looks like a talking shop.
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 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?
World powers including China and America are meeting at the G20 summit this weekend. John Stepek looks at what – if anything – is likely to come out of it.
Global trade volume slipped 1.1% in September, but that followed a record peak the previous month. Meanwhile, Chinese goods exports to all countries grew 15.6% year-on-year in October