Economy

India: set to join the global top three

Victory in India’s elections for Narendra Modi’s BJP sent the main BSE Sensex Index surging to a record high.

Bond yields are back at record lows – why are investors so scared?

Government bond yields have slumped to their lowest level ever as investors flee to the safety of sovereign debt. John Stepek explains what’s got everyone so worried.

Reasons to be cheerful about Britain's economy

For all the noise about Brexit, Britain’s economy is very resilient, with good GDP growth; unemployment at its lowest for 44 years; and retail sales up more than 5% year-on-year.

How to insulate your wealth from a Corbyn government

The European Parliamentary elections and PM Theresa May’s resignation have opened up a path to power for a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn, and he’s not exactly investor-friendly, says John Stepek.

Italy’s debt is in the news again. You can ignore it – but only for now

Italy’s debt is sitting at 132% of GDP. And it’s looking to spend more. That’s not a problem for investors right now, says John Stepek. But there is another potential flashpoint on the horizon.

What will it take for us to value real stuff again?

The intangible economy has ballooned in recent decades and today it looks all but unassailable. Dominic Frisby looks at what could bring it back down to earth.

The European elections mattered a lot more than you think

The European elections revealed nothing more than that the country is still as divided as ever about Brexit. So, what’s changed? Well, says John Stepek – quite a lot actually.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala: Trump's trade war is good news for India

Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is upbeat on the prospects for India.

Time to ditch the monthly payroll

Paying people once a month is an outdated hangover from the days of pen and paper. Employers need to get creative or lose out, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Chart of the week: Venezuela's lost decade and a half

Venezuela’s downward spiral is likely to endure until the political stalemate between the government and the opposition is resolved.

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