Economy

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.

China’s slowdown is really starting to rattle markets

China’s efforts to deflate its debt bubble, and its worsening trade relations with the US, are dealing a serious blow to the global economy. John Stepek explains what it means for your money.

Companies must wake up to the dangers of cyber crime

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.

The Brexit exodus that never was

Doom-mongers predicted a massive flight from the City, says Matthew Lynn. But it simply didn’t happen.

Britain’s flawed energy strategy

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.

The charts that matter: markets are waiting for a trade deal

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.

Why investors could get a pleasant surprise this year

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.

Albert Edwards: the financial ice age is coming

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 Fed money flood recedes

The flood of cheap and printed money that has boosted equity markets for a decade is receding.

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