The world of work is changing as the gig economy – and the self-employed themselves – go global. That will leave a big hole in countries’ coffers, says Dominic Frisby.
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.
Hiroshi Mikitani’s talent for trend-spotting has already made him a billionaire. Now he has his sights firmly set on a new challenge. Jane Lewis reports.
No matter how ramshackle or indebted the country, buying its bonds is rarely a bad idea, says Matthew Lynn.