Economy

The real threat to our global economic and political order

Economics and history didn’t end with the fall of communism after all. TS Lombard’s Charles Dumas tells Merryn Somerset Webb where they’re going next.

Philippines ready to rise again

Investors enjoyed a 25% increase in the Philippines’ benchmark index in 2017. This year, however, has been a disappointment.

Germany: Europe’s lopsided powerhouse

Stockmarket volatility in Germany is a reflection of the underlying fragility of the country’s economy.

Slowdown to slump fears for China

The deceleration in China’s economy has fuelled fears that the boom of the previous decade is turning to bust. Marina Gerner reports.

“Peak Water”: how to invest in a world that’s drying up

There’s water everywhere, but if there is to be a drop to drink in the future, big changes will be needed. Investors can help keep the taps running, says Stuart Watkins.

Watch out for next week's Budget

The Chancellor will be on the hunt for more money in next week’s Budget, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There’s every chance he could come knocking at your door.

Why higher taxes look inevitable

Britain’s public finances were dealt a vicious blow by the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve come a long way since then, says Simon Wilson – but meeting the government’s goals will require higher taxes.

The charts that matter: the market is on the turn

The volatility in global markets has continued this week. John Stepek looks to the charts that matter to get an idea of just what’s going on.

From Acropolis Now to Arrivederci Roma – get ready for the next big euro panic

There are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous. Perhaps the biggest danger right now is Italy. John Stepek looks at how it could all blow up.

Bruising in Bavaria for troubled Merkel

Angela Merkle’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, has suffered heavy losses in Bavaria.

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