Economy

Betting on politics: Sweden's unstable coalition

Is another general election on the way for Sweden? Political betting expert Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds.

A violent crackdown in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe remains on edge following a violent crackdown on fuel-price protests that has left 12 people dead.

Trump holds the line as the shutdown continues

Fierce partisanship is making compromise difficult. Matthew Partridge reports.

“Plan A” dons a false moustache

Theresa May’s deal is back on the table. Will it be more appetising the second time? Emily Hohler reports.

Measuring the markets' malaise

Investors have plenty to worry about, but the end of the world is not nigh, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just position your portfolio accordingly.

Markets are starting to think that “no deal” Brexit is off the table – are they right?

Markets have perked up about Brexit. The evidence suggests they think we’re heading for a soft Brexit – or no Brexit at all. John Stepek looks at what’s going on.

China’s biggest problem is not Donald Trump – it’s a lot worse than that

China’s tension with the US is a problem. But the bigger problem, says John Stepek, is home grown: Xi Jinping backtracking on reform and tightening his grip on society.

Ignore all the Brexit hysteria and buy UK stocks

Brexit is looking increasingly like an over-hyped non-event. Even a no-deal Brexit would be no big deal. But it has made UK stocks very cheap. Here’s what to buy now.

Is “car-mageddon” around the bend?

Britain’s car industry is being rocked by Brexit, held back by a global slowdown in sales, and is struggling to keep up with technological changes. Can it change gear? Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter: investors are still wary, but they’re no longer panicking

The good news is that the charts aren’t pointing to a recession just yet, but they’re not far off, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that matter most to investors.

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