Global economy

A downturn is coming. Here's what to buy

All the signs point to there being a downturn in the offing. Matthew Partridge talks to fund manager Julie Dean to find out what action investors should take.

Adam Smith and the crony capitalist conspiracy

The concentration of market power in the hands of a few big companies worried Adam Smith. It should worry us too, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it is fixable.

Brazil’s elections unnerve investors

Brazil will choose a new president in October, says Marina Gerner. The last thing it needs is for a populist to fill the role, but that might be what it gets.

Only the brave should venture into Turkey

The embattled lira has recovered a little, but Turkey is still a risky bet, says Marina Gerner. Only brave investors should take a look.

Italy’s Morandi Bridge tragedy is a warning

The Genoa bridge disaster holds lessons for the whole EU. Emily Hohler reports.

A good time to expand into Turkey

As emerging economies wobble there are bargains to be had for businesses buying abroad, says Matthew Lynn.

The cost of cooling the hothouse

A recent study warned that we may soon be on an unstoppable path to climate disaster. But some are pinning their hopes on new technologies. Can these work? Simon Wilson reports.

Is the Turkish crisis a buying opportunity?

On the face of it, now might look like a great time to snap up a bargain in Turkey. But is it worth the risk, and could better deals lie elsewhere? John Stepek investigates.

Europe’s far-right shun Trump’s strategist

Steve Bannon, the former political strategist to Donald Trump, fails in his European populist ambitions.

Shock upset on the cards in Brazil

There are only two months to go before Brazil’s elections, and another shock right-wing victory might be on the way in Latin America’s largest economy.

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