Economy

Responsible investing is here to stay

The movement towards more sustainable investment opportunities in 2019 is driven by both big institutional investors and millennials, and this theme is reinforced by the findings of our recent survey [...]

What could China and America’s clash at the G20 mean for your money?

World powers including China and America are meeting at the G20 summit this weekend. John Stepek looks at what – if anything – is likely to come out of it.

Chart of the week: trade war light on casualties so far

Global trade volume slipped 1.1% in September, but that followed a record peak the previous month. Meanwhile, Chinese goods exports to all countries grew 15.6% year-on-year in October

Oil-price slide will boost global economic growth

Since early October, the oil price has fallen by a third to a one-year low of around $60 a barrel. But plenty of people will benefit from that.

Rising interest rates - a cure for the financially unfit

Investors should welcome rising interest rates – they cause pain, but they also kill off uncompetitive firms.

Betting on politics: May's Brexit deal

The prime minister has a fight on her hands to get her Brexit deal through parliament. Matthew Partridge looks at how the bookies rate her chances.

Mexico’s leftist chief unnerves investors

An unlikely honeymoon between Wall Street and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador is over before he even takes office.

Putin’s war games continue

Russia has sparked a dangerous escalation in Ukraine. Matthew Partridge reports.

Rome plays the long game with Brussels

Italy’s response to pressure from Brussels over its budget may be better orchestrated than it appears.

May’s ex-deal is nailed to the perch

All sides in the debate have declared the PM’s Brexit deal dead. What comes next? Stuart Watkins reports.

A once-in-a-generation chance to buy

Brexit fear has gripped the stockmarket. Now could be a rare opportunity to pick up London-listed stocks on the cheap, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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