Global economy

“It’s the era of socially responsible investment – ooh hello, Saudi Aramco”

“Switched-on” investors like to talk up socially responsible investing, says John Stepek. But if you’re serious about doing it for real, you really need to do it for yourself.

A. Gary Shilling: a recession is coming

A. Gary Shilling was among the few investors to correctly predict a lengthy stagnation in the wake of the financial crisis. Now he’s warning of a recession.

The charts that matter: have recession rumours been overstated?

With the “yield curve” bouncing back nicely, does that mean the risk of a recession is receding? To find out, John Stepek looks to the charts that matter most to the global economy. 

Poll loss weakens the grip of Turkey’s strongman

Turkish local elections have produced a political earthquake for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist coalition.

Nato at 70: beginning to show its age?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s 70th anniversary represents a huge achievement. But celebrations are being kept to a single day.

Brace yourself – the global economy might be healthier than it looks

Investors have been worried about a global recession since the start of the year. But the latest indicators suggest things might not be so bad. John Stepek looks at what’s changed.

The employment miracle goes global

Britain’s employment figures have never looked better. Thankfully, says Matthew Lynn, we’re not alone.

The charts that matter – a ray of hope in the US employment data

As US unemployment falls again, John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets and the global economy, plus a rundown of the rest of the charts that matter the most.

Inflation will surprise investors

Central banks have revised down their inflation expectations. But the current subdued rate may not last.

Latest recession scare is a false alarm

Markets have been spooked by the inversion of the US bond yield curve, which often – but not always – heralds a recession.

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