Oil prices reached four-year highs of around $80 this week. And the fundamentals of the market point to even higher prices in the short term.
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has had the limits of his executive power exposed after a botched attempt to imprison his chief opposition critic.
South Africa’s economy fell into recession in the second quarter of 2018, contracting by 0.7% after a decline in GDP between January and March.
A decade on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, it doesn’t look like we’ve learnt any of the lessons of the credit crunch. But the next crisis won’t look the same as the last one, says John Stepek.
During the 2008 financial crisis, taxpayers had no choice but to underwrite the entire banking industry. And we’re still doing it, says John Stepek.
The 2008 financial crisis was a result of “moral hazard” – individuals did not bear the full consequences of their actions. Nothing much has changed since then, says John Stepek.
Soaring house prices in global capital cities have left governments scrabbling to appease angry voters who have been priced out. But are restrictions on foreign ownership the answer?
The US dollar fallen back a fair bit since mid-August. John Stepek looks at what that means for the global economy, plus all the other charts that matter.
With a recession looming, markets have started to worry that Argentina could have trouble meeting its financing needs. But this is a squall, not a storm.
A damning UN human rights report has put Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega, on the back foot. Emily Hohler reports.
Britain’s prime minister took a trip to Africa – but its leaders headed to Beijing. Emily Hohler reports.