Economy

Get set for another debt binge as real interest rates fall
Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England
UK Economy

Get set for another debt binge as real interest rates fall

Despite the fuss about rising interest rates, they’re falling in real terms. That will blow up a wild bubble, says Matthew Lynn.
15 May 2022
Hong Kong’s brain drain
Hong Kong at night with lightning
Chinese economy

Hong Kong’s brain drain

A change in the political atmosphere and a harsh zero-Covid regime has seen thousands flee the global financial hub. Does it have a future – or will S…
14 May 2022
Interest-rate rises mean more pain for stocks
Jerome Powell
Stockmarkets

Interest-rate rises mean more pain for stocks

Interest rates are rising around the world as central banks try to get inflation under control. That’s hitting stockmarkets – and there is more pain t…
13 May 2022
High inflation will fade – here’s why
Man shopping for fruit
Inflation

High inflation will fade – here’s why

Many people expect high inflation to persist for a long time. But that might not be true, says Max King. Inflation may fall faster than expected – and…
13 May 2022
The return of the Marcos dynasty to the Philippines
Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr
Emerging markets

The return of the Marcos dynasty to the Philippines

The Philippines has elected Bongbong Marcos as president, three decades after his family was ousted from power in a popular revolution. What does that…
12 May 2022
Currencies: the yen just keeps on tumbling
Currencies

Currencies: the yen just keeps on tumbling

The Japanese yen is trading close to a 20-year low with the US dollar, with the Bank of Japan in no rush to raise interest rates.
11 May 2022
How to find an angel investor for your business
Small business

How to find an angel investor for your business

Make sure your start-up business has the right type of backer before signing a deal, says David Prosser.
11 May 2022
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The return of the currency wars
Currencies

The return of the currency wars

The post-2008 currency wars were all about the race to the bottom. The post-Covid world is very different, says John Stepek.
10 May 2022
Why Elon Musk's Twitter takeover could mark the end of the reign of the CEO
Stockmarkets

Why Elon Musk's Twitter takeover could mark the end of the reign of the CEO

The overlords of the corporate world have had their day, says Matthew Lynn. Long live the Technokings!
8 May 2022
Britain’s post-Brexit trade chaos
UK Economy

Britain’s post-Brexit trade chaos

The government has yet again postponed introducing post-Brexit checks on EU imports. Why has it done this, and does it matter?
7 May 2022
MacKenzie Scott: America’s fairy godmother
People

MacKenzie Scott: America’s fairy godmother

MacKenzie Scott pledged to keep on giving money away till the safe was empty when she split from husband Jeff Bezos. That’s easier said than done when…
7 May 2022
Which house-price index is the best?
Property

Which house-price index is the best?

Britain is obsessed with house prices, and we have at least four house-price indices to choose from to measure the rate of increase in the value of ou…
6 May 2022
Everything is getting more expensive – including money
UK Economy

Everything is getting more expensive – including money

Investors are about to start feeling rather more pain, says Merryn Somerset Webb – from the rising price of money.
6 May 2022
The pound slides as the Bank of England warns of stagflation
UK Economy

The pound slides as the Bank of England warns of stagflation

The Bank of England raised UK interest rates and warned of soaring inflation and a collapse in economic growth. John Stepek explains what it means for…
5 May 2022
Here’s why markets welcomed America’s big interest rate rise
Stockmarkets

Here’s why markets welcomed America’s big interest rate rise

The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by half a percentage point – the biggest hike in 20 years. So why did markets rise? John Stepek explains …
5 May 2022
Cost-of-living crisis: a disaster years in the making
Economy

Cost-of-living crisis: a disaster years in the making

The cost-of-living crisis has little to do with Brexit, climate change, Covid-19 or war, says Tim Lee
5 May 2022
EU tightens the noose on Russia
Oil

EU tightens the noose on Russia

Brussels has proposed a ban on all Russian oil imports. Could that work? Emily Hohler reports
4 May 2022
Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid dilemma
Chinese economy

Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid dilemma

Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid strategy is toast, but strongmen don’t say so. Matthew Partridge reports.
4 May 2022
Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies
Gas

Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies

Russia's suspension of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria saw the gas price spike by 24%. A complete shut-off could see it rise by 200%.
4 May 2022
Singaporean stocks: a cheap play on life after Covid
Emerging markets

Singaporean stocks: a cheap play on life after Covid

Singapore is returning to normal after the pandemic, with almost every sector in the stockmarket set to benefit.
4 May 2022
Why China's Covid lockdowns will be the next big shock for global growth
Global Economy

Why China's Covid lockdowns will be the next big shock for global growth

China’s attempts to eradicate Covid with repeated lockdowns will affect supply chains and depress the global economy.
4 May 2022
If the US dollar keeps rising from here, it’s going to hurt
Currencies

If the US dollar keeps rising from here, it’s going to hurt

The US dollar is on a bull run, sending every other asset into freefall. And it's at a particularly critical point right now, says Dominic Frisby. Her…
4 May 2022