Investors needn’t fear the rise of Europe’s green parties
Green parties across Europe are finding the centre-right to be natural allies. That will be great for business, says Matthew Lynn.
Sweden ditches negative interest rates
Sweden has ended its experiment with negative interest rates. The Sveriges Riksbank, the world’s oldest central bank, has raised the main interest rat…
What's behind the great French pensions revolt?
Workers in France are on strike and taking to the streets to protest against President Macron’s reforms. We’ve seen this play before – but this time t…
EU throws green spanner in the works of global trade
Europe has big plans for the environment – but making them work without damaging world trade will be a challenge.
How Christine Lagarde’s drive for ever-closer union will affect your wallet
Christine Lagarde, the new head of the European Central Bank, has made it clear she will bankroll the EU’s push for “ever closer union”. John Stepek e…
Germany: a better global barometer than China or the US
It's quite possible that the country that matters most to the global economy is not China or the United States, but Germany.