During the 2008 financial crisis, taxpayers had no choice but to underwrite the entire banking industry. And we’re still doing it, says John Stepek.
Blockchain is the breakthrough technology behind cryptocurrencies. But what is it actually for? Dominic Frisby outlines some of its many uses, and makes a prediction on the future of bitcoin.
Merryn Somerset Webb finds out more about the Smithson investment trust – who’s running it, what’s in it, and how much it will cost.
Ten years ago, the banks brought the global financial system to its knees. John Stepek looks at what lessons – if any – have been learned since then.
The dangers of buying a property on a long leasehold instead of a freehold are becoming clearer every day, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The 2008 financial crisis was a result of “moral hazard” – individuals did not bear the full consequences of their actions. Nothing much has changed since then, says John Stepek.
Matthew Partridge talks to Nicholas Wilson of the Gulf Investment Fund about the rapidly changing face of the Gulf states, and the opportunities for investors.
It may feel like there is very little value to be found in the markets. But these three new small-cap investment trusts are betting against that, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
With legalised cannabis, a new multi-billion-dollar industry is beginning to flower. But Britain won’t get a look-in, says Matthew Lynn.
Soaring house prices in global capital cities have left governments scrabbling to appease angry voters who have been priced out. But are restrictions on foreign ownership the answer?
The US dollar fallen back a fair bit since mid-August. John Stepek looks at what that means for the global economy, plus all the other charts that matter.
It’s been ten years since the start of the global financial crisis. John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the economy, politics and the social contract today.
“Cov-lite loans”, which do not require a borrower to pass financial tests, have proliferated amid the desperate global search for yield.
An audacious project to build a vast oil refinery in Nigeria could be the crowning achievement of African tycoon Aliko Dangote’s already impressive CV, reports Jane Lewis.
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Between 2006 and 2016, average incomes in China more than tripled from about $3,000 to $10,000 per year.
This year has not been kind to Japanese equities. But this looks wrong-headed given the encouraging backdrop.
With a recession looming, markets have started to worry that Argentina could have trouble meeting its financing needs. But this is a squall, not a storm.
Royal Bank of Scotland could face new action over its treatment of small businesses during the financial crisis, despite the closure last month of an official inquiry into the scandal.
Currency volatility is an increasing headache for small-business owners. But there are steps you can take to combat currency fluctuations.