Global economy

Markets slump as the central bank liquidity flood recedes

As central-bank largesse comes to an end, stocks are starting to look very highly valued indeed. Marina Gerner reports.

Iceland’s deep freeze – and thaw

Once a sleepy backwater, the country embraced the credit boom with gusto. Then came the crunch. Ten years on, the economy is back on its feet and its prospects look good, says Simon Wilson.

The real threat to our global economic and political order

Economics and history didn’t end with the fall of communism after all. TS Lombard’s Charles Dumas tells Merryn Somerset Webb where they’re going next.

Philippines ready to rise again

Investors enjoyed a 25% increase in the Philippines’ benchmark index in 2017. This year, however, has been a disappointment.

“Peak Water”: how to invest in a world that’s drying up

There’s water everywhere, but if there is to be a drop to drink in the future, big changes will be needed. Investors can help keep the taps running, says Stuart Watkins.

Australia’s immigration Ponzi scheme

Australia has announced plans to restrict some skilled migrants from living in its largest cities.

Saudi Arabia’s shallow reforms

The disappearance of a critic has sparked a storm. Matthew Partridge reports.

We’re all doomed… or are we?

The UN wants drastic action on climate change, but is it over-reacting, asks Emily Hohler.

Oil price rise is another headwind for world economy

Hedge funds are betting that the oil price will top $100 per barrel in 2019, which will drive up global inflation.

In the future, no one will own a car. Here’s why and what it means for investors

Sales of new cars are plummeting. If Dominic Frisby’s experience is anything to go by, that’s no surprise. Soon, nobody will ever need to own a car again. Here’s why.

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