Dominic Frisby discusses how trust in the world’s financial institutions has collapsed, and asks if blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin can help restore it.
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.
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.
Matthew Partridge looks at the contenders to take over as MP in former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s constituency.
John McDonnell’s speech at the Labour party conference was no triumph, but it did at least get people talking.
France’s golden boy is rapidly losing his shine. Matthew Partridge reports.
India’s prime minister is facing calls to resign over his government’s dealings with French defence company Dassault.
Yet the UK is still tottering towards a form of Brexit that suits nobody. Emily Hohler reports.
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.
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.
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.