Economy

In the future, no one will own a car. Here’s why and what it means for investors

Sales of new cars are plummeting. If Dominic Frisby’s experience is anything to go by, that’s no surprise. Soon, nobody will ever need to own a car again. Here’s why.

Italy’s debt crisis could be far messier than the Greek drama ever was

Italy’s debt is very high indeed. With the chances of repaying it slim, the eurozone is heading for yet another messy crisis. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

Warning to employees: the value of your employer can fall as well as rise

If we are to make employee share ownership more widely available – as we should – we have to educate workers on how equity markets behave, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Why rising US bond yields really matter for markets

Everyone’s eyes are on US bond yields right now. John Stepek explains why they matter so much to the world’s markets, and which assets are most vulnerable.

Danske Bank's money-laundering scandal

Danske Bank, Denmark’s biggest lender, has been caught funnelling billions of euros of dodgy cash from Russia. Simon Wilson explains what was going on.

The charts that matter: US bonds make a break for it

With the US economy continuing to grow apace, John Stepek looks at all the charts that matter, including the all important bond yields.

How Brexit will hit sterling

Matthew Partridge talks to currency expert Jeremy Thomson-Cook about how Britain leaving the EU could affect sterling and other currencies.

Vietnam defies Asia's economic gloom

While several Asian economies have been struggling, Vietnam is charging ahead.

Betting on politics: the Irish presidency

The Irish presidency has rolled around again. Matthew Partridge looks at how the betting market rates the main contenders.

Tories will need to call the DUP’s bluff

The government will have to stare down the DUP if it is to get a Brexit deal. Matthew Partridge reports.

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