Inverting yield curves and trade wars are all very worrying, says John Stepek. But nothing says “top of the market” like the stockmarket-listing of this company.
Fancy living in a European capital, or gaining citizenship of a Caribbean island? If you have deep enough pockets, the world is your oyster, says Alex Rankine.
Shipping containers standardised many aspects of trade, allowing globalisation to flourish and radically changing the world we live in. Hector Reid looks into the story behind the metal boxes, and explains how they work.
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Asset manager BlackRock thinks the ECB should start buying equities. But that would distort pricing signals; be anti-free markets; and would be almost impossible to unwind, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Fifty years ago man landed on the moon – a remarkable technological achievement that seemed to portend great changes. Those transformations didn’t come. They might yet, says Simon Wilson.
Plastic pollution is now one of the top global priorities. But while dealing with this situation is vital, a more nuanced look at the broader materials sector can reap additional rewards for investors, says Mike Appleby of Liontrust.
Nouriel Roubini, described by Bloomberg as a “renowned doomsayer”, is concerned that we are heading for a global recession next year.
The yield curve is putting pressure on the Federal reserve to cut interest rates. But the economic data doesn’t support that. John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy are saying this week.
Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea this week. But will anything come of it?
Stockmarkets sighed with relief after the G20 summit in Japan brought a handshake between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.