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.
The “inverted yield curve” is an unusually reliable indicator of impending recession. Ben Bernanke, former Fed chairman, thinks it’s nothing to worry about. He’s wrong, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
The US president’s tariffs threaten to paralyse the World Trade Organisation – and could ultimately unravel the entire post-war multilateral trading system, says Marina Gerner.
The president’s party puts up with a lot – but cosying up to Putin was too much.
Investors are flocking to “leveraged loans”. John Stepek explains what they are and why they could send markets into a downward spiral.
Investors may be overestimating China’s vulnerability to a trade war, but a slowing economy and an overheated property market, it’s not a good time.
Donald Trump has fired the first shots in a US-China trade war, slapping tariffs on $34bn of Chinese imports, with another $16bn to follow soon.
Countries are lining up to assert their sovereignty, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That’s bad news for supranational organisations.
Donald Trump’s trade war is the biggest threat to the global economy and to world markets. Things are going to get messy, says John Stepek. Here’s what it all means.
We’ve heard a lot about how Brexit will affect the UK’s finances. But what impact will it have on the EU’s? Simon Wilson reports.
With the US now collecting 25% tariffs on some imports from China, we’re now in a global trade war, says John Stepek. Here’s what it means for your portfolio.