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.
What escalating tension between Iran and the US means for oil prices
The tension between the US and Iran is unlikely to mean all-out war in the Middle East. But markets may be getting a little too complacent about its e…
Emerging economies find their feet
This year saw a return to normal for emerging markets. It’s a far cry from 2018, which brought misery for those betting on the world’s fastest-growing…
South Africa is running out of time to reform its economy
Unless South Africa institutes economic reforms, including greater fiscal discipline, a clampdown on corruption, and easing labour laws, it risks losi…
The big risk for 2020: what if everything goes right?
Markets are positioned for a low-growth, low-rate world, says John Stepek. What if we get the opposite? Markets could get a nasty shock.
The charts that matter: Britain elects and the risk is on
John Stepek looks at how the week's events have influenced the charts that matter the most to the global economy.