Economy

Ramaphosa forges ahead with land grab

South Africa gears up for land reform. Matthew Partridge reports.

Venezuela’s hocus-pocus plan

A new cryptocurrency can’t stop a humanitarian crisis. Matthew Partridge reports.

Australia purges another prime minister

Scott Morrison – a man unknown to almost half of Australians – has become the nation’s new prime minister.

Trump touts “largest trade deal ever”

But the agreement amounts to little, even if Canada and Congress approve it. Emily Hohler reports.

US-China trade tensions worsen

A new round of US trade tariffs on $16bn-worth of Chinese imports kicked in last week, and Beijing retaliated with levies on the same amount of American goods.

A downturn is coming. Here's what to buy

All the signs point to there being a downturn in the offing. Matthew Partridge talks to fund manager Julie Dean to find out what action investors should take.

Adam Smith and the crony capitalist conspiracy

The concentration of market power in the hands of a few big companies worried Adam Smith. It should worry us too, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it is fixable.

Executive greed really can be good

Sometimes business leaders deserve their fat pay packets, says Matthew Lynn. Countrywide is a case in point.

Greece emerges from intensive care

Following three rescue packages in eight years, the eurozone’s problem child is standing on its own two feet again. But the debt crisis has merely been managed, not resolved. Alex Rankine reports.

Alexis Tsipras: from Greek Corbyn to EU poster boy

Alexis Tsipras, who leads the far-left Syriza party, took part in school sit-ins and named his son after Che Guevara. Then he morphed into a pragmatist who kept Greece in the euro. Jane Lewis reports.

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