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.
Tensions mount in the South China Sea as China pushes its claim to sovereignty over the islands.
The row over the MV Aquarius is a sign of a split opening up between European countries.
Little of substance, say some. But Trump may be playing a longer and cannier game. Emily Hohler reports.
US president Donald Trump is tearing up the rules and putting America first – which is just what his voters wanted him to do. John Stepek explains what that means for your money.
Donald Trump’s public falling out with Canada and the rest of the developed world means the chances of a genuinely dangerous global trade war are growing, says John Stepek.
For almost 60 years, the southern polar regions have been protected by international treaty. But the continent’s commercial potential is putting co-operation under threat. Simon Wilson reports.
Investors tend to associate emerging markets with commodity producers. But technology is now the single biggest sector of the MSCI Emerging Markets index.
Japan is set to surprise investors, Alasdair McKinnon of the Scottish Investment Trust tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
Pedro Sánchez has become Spain’s new prime minister after pulling off the seemingly impossible.
The French want radical reform; the Germans remain cautious. Emily Hohler reports.