Economy

Rodrigo Duterte’s inflation problem

Inflation in the Philippines has doubled over the past year to hit 6.4%. People are losing confidence in strongman president Rodrigo Duterte’s ability to tackle the problem.

We’ve spent our entire lives in a massive economic anomaly

Massive population growth, fiat money and ever-present inflation make the last 60-odd years unique in history. Can this continue? You may be surprised, says John Stepek.

Betting on politics: taking over from Turnbull

Matthew Partridge looks at the contenders to take over as MP in former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s constituency.

Labour finds a radical new idea

John McDonnell’s speech at the Labour party conference was no triumph, but it did at least get people talking.

Macron fails to deliver

France’s golden boy is rapidly losing his shine. Matthew Partridge reports.

Modi fights back on corruption claims

India’s prime minister is facing calls to resign over his government’s dealings with French defence company Dassault.

May's plans shot down in Salzburg

Yet the UK is still tottering towards a form of Brexit that suits nobody. Emily Hohler reports.

Why you should be nervous about Labour's plans

People seem to have forgotten just how bad things were under Labour in the 1970s, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We may soon to have to relearn an awful lot of painful lessons about incentives.

How on earth are we going to get rid of all of this debt?

The world’s governments are swimming in debt. Which is just about manageable with ultra-low interest rates. But that won’t last, says Dominic Frisby. The day of reckoning must surely come.

Not invested in Japan yet? Now looks a good opportunity

Shinzo Abe’s time as Japan’s prime minister has been good for investors. With his re-election as party leader, John Stepek sees no reason for that to change.

Showing page 8 of 872