Global Economy

The crisis brewing in emerging markets
Protesters throwing stones
Emerging markets

The crisis brewing in emerging markets

Covid-related political unrest and financial collapse in the developing world are the biggest threats right now, says Matthew Lynn.
25 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: what happened to reflation?
Economy

The charts that matter: what happened to reflation?

Government bond yields turned down this week, while the US stock market hit new highs, as “reflation” trades wilted under the pressure of concerns ove…
24 Jul 2021
Why the European Central Bank’s new regime matters more than you think
European Central Bank
Inflation

Why the European Central Bank’s new regime matters more than you think

The ECB has said it will tolerate higher inflation and it won’t be raising interest rates for quite some time. It’s another big clue for markets – but…
23 Jul 2021
Can Latin America's economies recover from the pandemic?
Protest against Jair Bolsonaro
Emerging markets

Can Latin America's economies recover from the pandemic?

Few places have suffered as much from the Covid-19 pandemic as Latin America. A sustained commodity rally could help.  
23 Jul 2021
What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?
US Federal Reserve building
Global Economy

What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?

Central banks are split on the future of monetary policy and the global recovery. Saloni Sardana looks at the stance of six of the world’s biggest cen…
22 Jul 2021
The Bank of Japan is getting into industrial policy
Economy

The Bank of Japan is getting into industrial policy

The Bank of Japan has shrugged off its fig leaf of independence and is getting involved in fiscal policy. And won't be the only central bank to do so,…
16 Jul 2021
The dawn of a new space age
Global Economy

The dawn of a new space age

Jostling to be the first billionaire in space might seem to be a daft ego trip, but it is all part of a broader space industry with important real-wor…
16 Jul 2021
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The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism
Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism

Russell Napier talks to Merryn about financial repression – or "stealing money from old people slowly" – plus how Asian capitalism is taking over in t…
16 Jul 2021
Why is China easing monetary policy?
Chinese economy

Why is China easing monetary policy?

The world’s central banks are starting to talk about pumping a little less money into their economies. All except one: the People’s Bank of China is n…
12 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: bond yields plummet again
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond yields plummet again

Government bond yields around the world took a dive again this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
10 Jul 2021
Niall Ferguson: why we'll never be prepared for disaster
Economy

Niall Ferguson: why we'll never be prepared for disaster

Professor Niall Ferguson talks to Merryn about the nature of catastrophe and disaster; why we should perhaps stop worrying about Covid and start worry…
9 Jul 2021
How a bubble in bitcoin could lead to hyperinflation
Bitcoin & crypto

How a bubble in bitcoin could lead to hyperinflation

Libertarians hope that cryptocurrencies will undermine central bank control of monetary policy. They should be careful what they wish for, warns autho…
9 Jul 2021
How to pay for the pandemic
Global Economy

How to pay for the pandemic

Covid-19 has proved extremely expensive. It’s time to consider fresh sources of government revenue, says Edward Chancellor
9 Jul 2021
It’s a tug of war between reflation and deflation – who will win?
Inflation

It’s a tug of war between reflation and deflation – who will win?

Markets are conflicted – half believe inflation won't take off, and half think we’re in for some serious inflation. One of these views is wrong, says …
8 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: US dollar continues its bull run
Global Economy

The charts that matter: US dollar continues its bull run

The US dollar’s bull run continued this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
3 Jul 2021
Markets eye a new phase of the post-pandemic recovery
Economy

Markets eye a new phase of the post-pandemic recovery

Economic growth may have passed its high point for this cycle, and earnings growth may have peaked, too.
2 Jul 2021
The semiconductor shortage will drive an investment boom
Tech stocks

The semiconductor shortage will drive an investment boom

The pandemic has caused a semiconductor shortage, and now governments are keen to create their own domestic microchip manufacturing sectors.
2 Jul 2021
The central bank race for digital currencies is hotting up
Bitcoin & crypto

The central bank race for digital currencies is hotting up

As governments crackdown on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, central banks are developing their own digital currencies. That has all sorts of impli…
28 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: tech stocks hit new highs
Global Economy

The charts that matter: tech stocks hit new highs

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index hit new highs this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
26 Jun 2021
Andy Haldane: bitcoin as money is a fanciful idea that should fill us with horror
Bitcoin & crypto

Andy Haldane: bitcoin as money is a fanciful idea that should fill us with horror

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England's outgoing chief economist, tells Merryn why he isn't a fan of bitcoin as money; why the BoE is actively considering…
25 Jun 2021
Why “black swan” events are even rarer than you might think
Investment strategy

Why “black swan” events are even rarer than you might think

Common parlance has it that “black swan” events, such as a financial crisis or global pandemic, are impossible to predict. But as it turns out, most r…
24 Jun 2021
Why our rickety internet infrastructure needs an upgrade
Global Economy

Why our rickety internet infrastructure needs an upgrade

The internet is an increasingly essential part of international infrastructure. Recent events have shown that it is also vulnerable to collapse.
19 Jun 2021