Global economy

Mexico’s leftist chief unnerves investors

An unlikely honeymoon between Wall Street and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador is over before he even takes office.

Putin’s war games continue

Russia has sparked a dangerous escalation in Ukraine. Matthew Partridge reports.

What's behind the exodus from Central America

The “caravan” of migrants fleeing their home countries and making for the US became a key election issue, with Donald Trump vowing to keep them out. Why are so many on the move?

Chart of the week: a milestone in the developing world

The number of people who don’t have electricity in their home has fallen below one billion for the first time ever.

Globalisation can retreat as well as advance

An awful lot of people think globalisation can only go in one direction – forwards. They’re wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The charts that matter: is there one last gasp left in the bull market?

John Stepek looks to the global economy’s most important charts to if they can shed any light on the direction of the world’s markets.

Markets slump as the central bank liquidity flood recedes

As central-bank largesse comes to an end, stocks are starting to look very highly valued indeed. Marina Gerner reports.

Iceland’s deep freeze – and thaw

Once a sleepy backwater, the country embraced the credit boom with gusto. Then came the crunch. Ten years on, the economy is back on its feet and its prospects look good, says Simon Wilson.

The real threat to our global economic and political order

Economics and history didn’t end with the fall of communism after all. TS Lombard’s Charles Dumas tells Merryn Somerset Webb where they’re going next.

Philippines ready to rise again

Investors enjoyed a 25% increase in the Philippines’ benchmark index in 2017. This year, however, has been a disappointment.

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