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OPEC heavyweights are cheating on their targets

That is tamping down global oil prices

Published on 27 May 2024 | 5:48 pm


Baby-boomers are loaded. Why are they so stingy?

The mystery matters for global economic growth

Published on 26 May 2024 | 1:13 pm


Shrinking populations mean less growth and a more fractious world

Politicians must act now to avert the worst

Published on 23 May 2024 | 10:19 am


Boaz v BlackRock: Whoever wins, closed-end funds lose

Farewell to a financial mystery

Published on 23 May 2024 | 10:16 am


Brazil, India and Mexico are taking on China’s exports

To avoid an economic shock, they are pursuing a strange mix of free trade and protectionism

Published on 23 May 2024 | 10:13 am


How the Chinese state aims to calm the property market

Officials appear willing to spend public money on private capitalists

Published on 23 May 2024 | 10:11 am


Can the rich world escape its baby crisis?

Governments are splurging on handouts to avert catastrophe

Published on 21 May 2024 | 7:53 pm


At long last, Europe’s economy is starting to grow

Now for the hard part

Published on 20 May 2024 | 3:38 pm


The property firm that could break China’s back

If Vanke collapses, so might confidence in the state’s management of the economy

Published on 16 May 2024 | 10:04 am


Narendra Modi’s flagship growth scheme is off to a sluggish start

Without improvements, it risks wasting trillions of rupees

Published on 16 May 2024 | 10:03 am


Diego Maradona offers central bankers enduring lessons

Recent years ought to have reduced the importance of a skilful feint. They have not

Published on 16 May 2024 | 10:00 am


Joe Biden, master oil trader

The president has turned volatility into profit

Published on 16 May 2024 | 9:51 am


How Jim Simons revolutionised investing

The “quant king” pioneered an approach that has become a pillar of finance

Published on 16 May 2024 | 9:45 am


Biden outdoes Trump with ultra-high China tariffs

The move, which hits electric vehicles, carries an environmental cost

Published on 14 May 2024 | 4:23 pm


America is in the midst of an extraordinary startup boom

How the country revived its go-getting spirit

Published on 12 May 2024 | 12:36 pm


Could America and its allies club together to weaken the dollar?

China would not be happy

Published on 9 May 2024 | 9:58 am


Banks, at least, are making money from a turbulent world

It is once again a good time to work on a trading desk

Published on 9 May 2024 | 9:58 am


Against expectations, European banks are thriving

Many are now ripe for a takeover

Published on 9 May 2024 | 9:58 am


Why the global cocoa market is melting down

Toblerones could soon become luxury goods

Published on 9 May 2024 | 9:58 am


What Xi Jinping gets wrong about China’s economy

Despite his protestations, the country does have an overcapacity problem

Published on 9 May 2024 | 9:57 am


What would get China’s consumers spending?

Clues from a grocer in a fourth-tier city

Published on 9 May 2024 | 9:57 am


How Ukrainian farmers are using the cover of war to escape taxes

“Black grain” infuriates exporters playing by the rules

Published on 7 May 2024 | 4:57 pm


What campus protesters get wrong about divestment

Will withdrawing money hurt Israel?

Published on 2 May 2024 | 10:25 am


Hedge funds make billions as India’s options market goes ballistic

The country’s retail investors are doing less well

Published on 2 May 2024 | 10:14 am


Russia’s gas business will never recover from the war in Ukraine

Hopes of a Chinese rescue look increasingly vain

Published on 2 May 2024 | 10:04 am


Working from home and the US-Europe divide

Americans are no longer the rich world’s great office drones

Published on 1 May 2024 | 5:23 pm


Immigration is surging, with big economic consequences

The West faces an unprecedented number of new arrivals

Published on 30 April 2024 | 4:44 pm


Japan will struggle to rescue its plummeting currency

Expensive government intervention looks likely to provide only brief respite

Published on 29 April 2024 | 4:00 pm


The UAE is using a wealth fund to gain diplomatic sway

And to build holiday resorts

Published on 25 April 2024 | 10:35 am


How far could America’s stockmarket fall?

With the prospect of cheaper money receding, shares look unusually vulnerable

Published on 25 April 2024 | 10:11 am


Chinese authorities are now addicted to traffic fines

What that tells you about the country’s economic woes

Published on 25 April 2024 | 10:07 am


Don’t like your job? Quit for a rival firm

Lina Khan hopes to free the American worker

Published on 25 April 2024 | 9:57 am


Is inflation morally wrong?

Workers think so. Economists disagree

Published on 25 April 2024 | 9:56 am


Why a stronger dollar is dangerous

It sets the stage for a nasty new Trump-China clash, among other things

Published on 23 April 2024 | 4:00 pm


How American politics has infected investing

Beware: taking a stand can be expensive

Published on 21 April 2024 | 3:41 pm


Can the IMF solve the poor world’s debt crisis?

The fund will freeze out China if that is what it takes to offer relief

Published on 18 April 2024 | 10:05 am


Frozen Russian assets will soon pay for Ukraine’s war

And America now hopes to convince others to make better use of the stash

Published on 18 April 2024 | 9:54 am


Citigroup, Wall Street’s biggest loser, is at last on the up

Jane Fraser’s unexpected success

Published on 18 April 2024 | 9:47 am


Why the stockmarket is disappearing

Large companies such as ByteDance, OpenAI and Stripe are staying private

Published on 18 April 2024 | 9:13 am


Even without war in the Gulf, pricier petrol is here to stay

Expensive oil could put Donald Trump in the White House

Published on 17 April 2024 | 3:59 pm


Generation Z is unprecedentedly rich

Millennials were poorer at this stage in their lives. So were baby-boomers

Published on 16 April 2024 | 6:53 pm


China’s better economic growth hides reasons to worry

The country’s leaders are too complacent about deflation

Published on 16 April 2024 | 1:33 pm


What China’s central bank and Costco shoppers have in common

Hint: it is not a fondness for cryptocurrencies

Published on 11 April 2024 | 10:02 am


How fast is India’s economy really growing?

Statisticians take the country’s figures with a pinch of salt

Published on 11 April 2024 | 10:00 am


Ukrainian drone strikes are hurting Russia’s oil industry

The world’s third-largest producer is now an importer of petrol

Published on 11 April 2024 | 9:51 am


China’s state is eating the private property market

Pity those soon to buy a home

Published on 11 April 2024 | 9:50 am


When will Americans see those interest-rate cuts?

Following a nasty surprise, some now think they may come only after the presidential election

Published on 10 April 2024 | 8:08 pm


Would America dare to bring down a Chinese bank?

Janet Yellen promises sanctions for those supporting Vladimir Putin’s war

Published on 10 April 2024 | 6:26 pm


The rich world faces a brutal spending crunch

Countries including America, Britain and France are up against remorseless fiscal logic

Published on 9 April 2024 | 7:39 pm


What will humans do if technology solves everything?

Welcome to a high-tech utopia

Published on 9 April 2024 | 3:33 pm


How to build a global currency

India is the latest country to try. Painful reforms are required

Published on 4 April 2024 | 9:55 am


Will FTX’s customers be repaid?

As Sam Bankman-Fried is locked up, his erstwhile depositors await their fate

Published on 4 April 2024 | 9:51 am


The Federal Reserve cleans up its money-printing mess

It wants to avoid upsetting markets, and is so far succeeding

Published on 4 April 2024 | 9:50 am


Daniel Kahneman was a master of teasing questions

How a psychologist transformed economics

Published on 4 April 2024 | 9:34 am


Wanted: a new economics writer

An opportunity to join the staff of The Economist

Published on 3 April 2024 | 1:54 pm


How Xi Jinping plans to overtake America

Digital twins, nuclear fusion and the small matter of fixing China’s economy

Published on 31 March 2024 | 12:31 pm


China’s banks have a bad-debt problem

As is becoming increasingly obvious

Published on 27 March 2024 | 2:12 pm


Which country will be last to escape inflation?

A new dividing line in the global fight

Published on 27 March 2024 | 2:11 pm


How the “Magnificent Seven” misleads

Forget the supergroup of stockmarket darlings

Published on 27 March 2024 | 2:11 pm


How India could become an Asian tiger

The world’s most selective bureaucracy is struggling to make it happen

Published on 27 March 2024 | 2:11 pm


Europe’s economy is under attack from all sides

First Putin, now Xi. Next Trump?

Published on 26 March 2024 | 8:00 pm


As markets soar, should investors look beyond America?

The country’s stocks are extremely expensive

Published on 24 March 2024 | 1:18 pm


How to trade an election

It is becoming harder for investors to ignore politics

Published on 21 March 2024 | 11:10 am


Why “Freakonomics” failed to transform economics

The approach was fun, but has fallen out of favour

Published on 21 March 2024 | 11:08 am


America’s realtor racket is alive and kicking

Celebrations over a settlement between agents and homeowners are premature

Published on 21 March 2024 | 10:59 am


First Steven Mnuchin bought into NYCB, now he wants TikTok

Is there any limit to his ambitions?

Published on 21 March 2024 | 10:58 am


Why America can’t escape inflation worries

The Federal Reserve sticks to its plans, despite an uncertain situation

Published on 20 March 2024 | 8:18 pm


Japan ends the world’s greatest monetary-policy experiment

For the first time in 17 years, officials raise interest rates

Published on 19 March 2024 | 1:12 pm


How China, Russia and Iran are forging closer ties

Assessing the economic threat posed by the anti-Western axis

Published on 18 March 2024 | 7:52 pm


How NIMBYs increase carbon emissions

Opposition to new buildings has unfortunate consequences

Published on 14 March 2024 | 10:59 am


The private-equity industry has a cash problem

Little wonder its investors are protesting

Published on 14 March 2024 | 10:57 am


China’s economic bright spots provide a warning

What a visit to an optimistic port reveals

Published on 14 March 2024 | 10:55 am


Saudi Arabia’s investment fund has been set an impossible task

It must earn eye-watering returns while speeding the shift to a post-oil economy

Published on 14 March 2024 | 10:53 am


China is churning out solar panels—and upsetting sand markets

The hunt for grains with a silica concentration of more than 99.9%

Published on 14 March 2024 | 10:37 am


Is the bull market about to turn into a bubble?

Share prices are surging. Investors are delighted—but also nervous

Published on 11 March 2024 | 8:00 pm


Russia’s economy once again defies the doomsayers

As an election nears, Vladimir Putin now looks to have inflation under control

Published on 10 March 2024 | 2:39 pm


An economist’s guide to the luxury-handbag market

It is plagued by counterfeits—and information asymmetries

Published on 7 March 2024 | 11:32 am


How investors get risk wrong

Contrary to popular wisdom, more volatile stocks do not outperform

Published on 7 March 2024 | 11:30 am


The world is in the midst of a city-building boom

Everyone, from Donald Trump and Peter Thiel to Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is getting involved

Published on 7 March 2024 | 11:22 am


America’s rental-market mystery

And why it may deter the Federal Reserve from cutting interest rates

Published on 7 March 2024 | 11:19 am


Globalisation may not have increased income inequality, after all

A new study questions the received wisdom on trends within countries

Published on 7 March 2024 | 11:16 am


Bitcoin’s price is surging. What happens next?

The cryptocurrency is up by 63% this year

Published on 6 March 2024 | 9:05 pm


Can Israel afford to wage war?

As the battle continues, costs are spiralling

Published on 5 March 2024 | 9:17 pm


The Economist’s finance and economics internship

We invite applications for the 2024 Marjorie Deane internship

Published on 5 March 2024 | 5:17 pm


Activist investing is no longer the preserve of hedge-fund sharks

ExxonMobil and Starbucks are victims of the latest trend

Published on 29 February 2024 | 10:41 am


Are passive funds to blame for market mania?

They have killed off many of those willing to bet on a downturn

Published on 29 February 2024 | 10:40 am


Uranium prices are soaring. Investors should be careful

The metal has a history of meltdowns

Published on 29 February 2024 | 10:38 am


What do you do with 191bn frozen euros owned by Russia?

The question that now confronts Western policymakers

Published on 28 February 2024 | 9:21 pm


How Trump and Biden have failed to cut ties with China

It is hard to overcome economic incentives

Published on 27 February 2024 | 6:46 pm


Stockmarkets are booming. But the good times are unlikely to last

Although AI is propelling valuations, there are deeper forces at work

Published on 25 February 2024 | 5:07 pm


Gucci, Prada and Tiffany’s bet big on property

High-end fashion has some new houses

Published on 22 February 2024 | 11:18 am


Europe faces a painful adjustment to higher defence spending

The choices: taxes, cuts elsewhere, more borrowing

Published on 22 February 2024 | 11:17 am


Trump wants to whack Chinese firms. How badly could he hurt them?

History provides a guide

Published on 22 February 2024 | 10:41 am


As the Nikkei 225 hits record highs, Japan’s young start investing

Will more now favour domestic stocks?

Published on 22 February 2024 | 7:21 am


Russia outsmarts Western sanctions—and China is paying attention

How the rise of middle powers helps America’s enemies

Published on 21 February 2024 | 9:08 pm


Should you put all your savings into stocks?

As markets roar, an old argument returns

Published on 19 February 2024 | 8:45 pm


The Ukraine war offers energy arbitrage opportunities

It also provides a glimpse at the future of European gas supplies

Published on 15 February 2024 | 11:15 am


In defence of a financial instrument that fails to do its job

Inflation-linked bonds are a poor inflation hedge, but that’s not the point

Published on 15 February 2024 | 11:01 am


Investing in commodities has become nightmarishly difficult

What happened to that “supercycle”?

Published on 15 February 2024 | 10:57 am


Is working from home about to spark a financial crisis?

That is the worry. But it is overblown

Published on 14 February 2024 | 8:57 pm