Economy

Two top themes for 2019

Bet on Japanese corporate-governance reform and healthy small US banks, says David Stevenson.

Betting on politics: Brexit bets

Matthew Partridge looks at the various Brexit-related bets available in the market, in the light of the recent parliamentary vote.

Tech giant caught in crossfire

The US struggle to contain China damages business, says Emily Hohler.

Trump backs down over border wall

Donald Trump agreed to halt the 35-day US government shutdown.

Triumph at last for Theresa May

The PM is heading back to Brussels with a majority and a plan. But what then? Matthew Partridge reports.

How to invest in a world weighed down by debt

Merryn Somerset Webb talks with Bruce Stout of the Murray International investment trust about how investors can protect their wealth and make money in our over-indebted world.

New industries bring new problems

Data is the new oil. But its very existence – and the fact that so much more is collected every second – comes with some major problems.

The Fed finally gets it – all that matters is the S&P 500

To the delight of investors, Jerome Powell has finally capitulated and embraced the “Greenspan put”. That could mean a stockmarket melt-up, says John Stepek – and full steam ahead to the next crisis.

Why we could soon see peace break out in the trade wars

Both Donald Trump and Xi Jinping want to strike a deal in the US-China trade wars says John Redwood. But they both need to claim a victory.

Back on the Brexit merry-go-round, and what it means for your money

After another Brexit vote in Parliament, it looks like we’re back where we were a week ago. John Stepek looks at the market’s reaction, and what’s likely to happen next.

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