In 2015, the 1979 policy allowing couples to only have one child was reversed. But the birth rate has continued to fall, which bodes ill for the economy and social stability. Simon Wilson reports.
Companies are coming under increasingly serious attack from cyber criminals. Few have the systems to cope with it, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and recovering losses through insurance could prove difficult.
Doom-mongers predicted a massive flight from the City, says Matthew Lynn. But it simply didn’t happen.
Investors in Britain’s energy infrastructure are cutting their losses and pulling out of projects. The government’s strategy needs a rethink, says Simon Wilson.
Markets are starting to realise that any trade deal between China and the US may take some time. John Stepek looks at how this is affecting the global economy’s most important charts.
The mood among investors is gloomy, but it wouldn’t take much to cheer them up. And central banks could well oblige, says John Stepek.
Ultra bear Albert Edwards told a conference in London this month that yields on US government debt will slide below zero percent during the next recession.
The flood of cheap and printed money that has boosted equity markets for a decade is receding.
Worries are mounting that China, which accounted for a third of global GDP growth in 2017, could now become a drag on the global economy.
Fears are growing that leveraged loans – a high-risk section of the corporate debt market – could cause a subprime mortgage-style meltdown. Marina Gerner reports.
Is another general election on the way for Sweden? Political betting expert Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds.