The speaker of the House of Commons has thrown a spanner in the works of Brexit that will prolong the process even further. John Stepek looks at the risks to your money.
Jerome Powell went out of his way to placate liquidity-addicted markets last week. But if the US economy bounces back, the Fed may find itself having to raise rates – and very quickly too.
As the tide of public opinion turns against those with too much money, there could be uncomfortable times ahead for the world’s billionaires, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Tony Blair and Bill Gates aren’t big fans of author Anand Giridharadas. But Merryn Somerset Webb finds he has a lot of good points on plutocrats and the do-gooders of Davos.
This week, UK investors may get a hint on whether interest rates will ever get back above 1%. Plus, a busy few days for company news. John Stepek looks at what to expect.
Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian revolution promised a 21st-century socialism that would lift the poor out of poverty and democratise the country. The result has been catastrophe. Simon Wilson reports.
Britain is the Saudi Arabia of the data economy, says Matthew Lynn. It can thrive outside the European Union.
The Federal Reserve has done not so much a U-turn as a handbrake turn on monetary policy this week. John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the global economy’s most important charts.
Emerging Europe is having tough time. Regional year-on-year GDP growth slowed to 1.3% in the fourth quarter, and the MSCI Eastern Europe index slipped by 5% last year.
Italy’s GDP has shrunk for two quarters in a row,industrial production is down, and youth unemployment is up. Investors are rattled.
Australia has dodged recession for 27 years and sailed through the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 largely unscathed. But things could be about to change.