Global Economy

The charts that matter: inflation gives markets a scare
Global Economy

The charts that matter: inflation gives markets a scare

Markets took fright this week as it looked like inflation was picking up in the US. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global …
15 May 2021
Central bank digital currencies: the future of money
central bank digital currencies - cover illustration
Currencies

Central bank digital currencies: the future of money

The rise of cryptocurrencies and a move to cashless payments during the pandemic have left states and central banks playing catch-up. Are new forms of…
14 May 2021
Are we nearing the end of the negative bond yield era?
German Reichstag
Government bonds

Are we nearing the end of the negative bond yield era?

As inflation gets going, the era of the negative bond yield – that investors have to pay governments for the privilege of lending them money – might b…
14 May 2021
Is the world at the start of a commodities supercycle?
Nickel smelting
Commodities

Is the world at the start of a commodities supercycle?

Surging global demand has driven both copper and iron-ore prices to all-time highs.
14 May 2021
Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it
Nasdaq, New York
Inflation

Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it

US inflation is at its highest for 25 years. Stockmarkets – and tech stocks in particular – have taken the news badly. John Stepek explains why, and w…
13 May 2021
The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government
UK Economy

The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government

Should we stay working from home or go back to the office? Whatever we decide, let’s keep Whitehall out of the question, says Matthew Lynn.
9 May 2021
The charts that matter: Amazon hits a bump in the road
Global Economy

The charts that matter: Amazon hits a bump in the road

Amazon shares slid back this week despite results surprising to the upside. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global economy.
8 May 2021
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Inflation has returned – and it will get worse
Economy

Inflation has returned – and it will get worse

Signs of inflation are everywhere. And companies around the world are already raising prices as the price of raw materials climbs.
6 May 2021
How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?
Emerging markets

How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?

The wave of Covid infections sweeping through India has sparked a humanitarian crisis. But with India’s economy the fifth-biggest in the world, could …
6 May 2021
Big Tech on steroids: why the 2020s will be the “decade of the DAO”
Bitcoin & crypto

Big Tech on steroids: why the 2020s will be the “decade of the DAO”

Big tech companies have transformed the way we live our lives. But if you thought they were disruptive, you haven’t seen anything yet. As Dominic Fris…
6 May 2021
I wish I knew what a central bank digital currency was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a central bank digital currency was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Governments around the world are considering creating their own digital currencies. But what are they and how do they compare to cryptocurrencies such…
4 May 2021
The charts that matter: copper hits a ten-year high
Global Economy

The charts that matter: copper hits a ten-year high

The price of copper has surged to its highest since the summer of 2011. Here’s what happened to the other charts that matter most to the global econom…
1 May 2021
Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market
Oil

Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market

With India the world’s third-biggest oil market, the economic slowdown driven by the pandemic will hit oil prices.
30 Apr 2021
India’s pandemic turmoil hits emerging markets
Emerging markets

India’s pandemic turmoil hits emerging markets

India’s economy had been enjoying a strong recovery, driving optimistic forecasts for emerging markets. But then the latest wave of Covid-19 hit,
30 Apr 2021
Are we living in a new era of political sleaze?
UK Economy

Are we living in a new era of political sleaze?

Cosy relations between politicians and corporations are back in the news. Just how bad is the problem? Stuart Watkins reports.
30 Apr 2021
Central bank digital currencies are coming, whether you like it or not
Bitcoin & crypto

Central bank digital currencies are coming, whether you like it or not

Central banks around the world are considering creating their own digital currencies. It’s not a matter of if we get them, says Dominic Frisby, it’s …
29 Apr 2021
Will China invade Taiwan?
Global Economy

Will China invade Taiwan?

A successful takeover by China of what it sees as its own renegade province would be a crowning glory for President Xi Jinping. But the stakes are hig…
24 Apr 2021
The charts that matter: another big bitcoin crash
Global Economy

The charts that matter: another big bitcoin crash

Bitcoin suffered another of its big corrections this week. Here's how that's affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
24 Apr 2021
Mexico: an economic basket case set to turn around
Emerging markets

Mexico: an economic basket case set to turn around

Mexico's economy shrank by 8.5% last year and has suffered one of the world’s worst Covid-19 death tolls. But things could be looking up.
23 Apr 2021
Semiconductors will go from famine to feast
Tech stocks

Semiconductors will go from famine to feast

A global shortage of semiconductors has collided with an unprecedented surge in demand. But the chip industry has always been highly cyclical.
23 Apr 2021
The MoneyWeek podcast: Dambisa Moyo on the changing role of corporations
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek podcast: Dambisa Moyo on the changing role of corporations

Merryn talks to author and economist Dambisa Moyo on the past and future role of corporations – ESG and public trust, the balance of power between com…
22 Apr 2021
China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why
Gold

China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why

In a world awash with money-printing, a currency backed by gold would have great credibility. And China – with designs on the yuan becoming the world’…
21 Apr 2021