Economy

Time to get tough on Myanmar

Nothing has changed in Myanmar since it began to emerge from military rule in 2011. It’s time for the rest of the world to take a stronger line.

Brexit: May braces for a new assault

Brexit battles are resuming after Parliament’s summer break. Matthew Partridge reports.

Albert Edwards: winter is coming to the markets

US markets are heading for a collapse that could put the long-term future of the global financial system in danger, says Societe Generale’s Albert Edwards.

Why our big companies aren’t innovating

When established big companies invest in new technologies, investors shrug. Why is that happening? asks Matthew Lynn.

The scramble for students

Not long ago, students fought to secure a university place. These days, universities are desperate to attract students. Why the switch – and is it good news? Alex Rankine reports.

Will stocks slump if the US dumps Trump?

What would impeaching Donald Trump actually mean for financial markets?

Modern capitalism and the rise of the bullshit job

Modern capitalism was supposed to deliver productivity gains, efficiency and unimagined wealth for all. Why then are so many of us labouring away at pointless work? Stuart Watkins reports.

Italy: no appetite for “self-help” policies

Italy’s huge public debt pile and high financing needs mean it could use some deep-pocketed investors, but its insistence on a budget that might break EU rules doesn’t make it attractive.

Chart of the week: the Venezuelan refugee exodus

The Venezuelan refugee crisis is becoming one of the world’s biggest, comparable with the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and the migration of Syrians fleeing war.

Betting on politics: battling for the Riksdag

With the Swedish elections coming up, Matthew Partridge looks at who is odds-on favourite to win.

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