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The case for a further narrowing of euro-zone bond spreads

Italy’s have the furthest to fall. And it is coming into the fold

Published on 31 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Why have some places suffered more covid-19 deaths than others?

Income inequality is a big part of the answer

Published on 31 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Fintech is booming, despite a weak economy. Can that last?

Some Nigerian investors worry that the excitement is overdone

Published on 31 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Could sympathy for debtors help boost consumption in China?

Shenzhen becomes the first Chinese city to offer personal bankruptcy protection

Published on 31 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Real Treasury yields plumb the depths

Anxiety about the economic recovery has taken hold

Published on 31 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Prices in Turkey are surging. But by how much?

Depending on whom you ask, inflation is either around 17% or 40%

Published on 31 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Despite climate concerns, demand for dirty fuels is surging

As industry recovers, coal and natural gas are resurgent

Published on 31 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Robinhood takes its IPO to the masses

Our Wall Street correspondent participates

Published on 26 July 2021 | 4:00 am


The anatomy of a growth scare

Depending on where you look, the economic recovery is either on track or in trouble

Published on 24 July 2021 | 4:00 am


What the Big Mac index says about the dollar and the dong

We look at happy meals in unhappy places

Published on 24 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Can foreign venture capitalists make good money from Indian tech?

The formula for success cannot simply be copied across from America or China

Published on 24 July 2021 | 12:00 am


The private sector starts to invest in climate adaptation

Companies and investors hope to avert losses to climate catastrophes

Published on 24 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Outbreaks of covid-19 leave South-East Asia with little policy room

The return to economic normality will be arduous

Published on 24 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Lessons from Britain on the balance between monetary and fiscal policy

In times of high debt, the divisions between the two become hazy

Published on 24 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Are the Olympic games a bad deal for host cities?

A study finds that budgets typically overrun by 172%

Published on 22 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Will the economic recovery survive the end of emergency stimulus?

Rich countries may soon find out if economic scars were avoided, or merely deferred

Published on 19 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Why investors are worried about a profits squeeze in 2022

Bumper earnings are already in the bag. Now costs are rising, and growth could be slowing

Published on 17 July 2021 | 12:00 am


What the IMF’s plan to disburse $650bn in special drawing rights means for poor countries

Its generosity depends on what rich countries do with their allocations

Published on 17 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Will cutting unemployment benefits in America ease labour shortages?

The evidence so far is muddy, and points to at most a small effect

Published on 17 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Inflation in America and Britain rises by much more than expected

A small number of huge price rises are dragging up the headline rate

Published on 17 July 2021 | 12:00 am


What does the ECB’s new target mean in practice?

The bank will now aim for inflation of 2%, rather than “close to, but below, 2%.”

Published on 17 July 2021 | 12:00 am


The EU proposes a carbon tariff on some imports

The effort could prove an instructive example for others—or a cautionary tale

Published on 15 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Banks on Wall Street report bumper second-quarter profits

Bankers are confident the good times will last. Investors are less sure

Published on 15 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Investment in fintech booms as upstarts go mainstream

Firms’ expansion plans and investors’ search for returns bring a blizzard of deals and listings

Published on 15 July 2021 | 12:00 am


The uneasy partnership between private equity and SPACs

For buyout barons, blank-cheque companies can be both a blessing and a curse

Published on 10 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Why convertible bonds are the asset class for the times

Fast-changing conditions call for flexible forms of capital

Published on 10 July 2021 | 12:00 am


The pandemic has widened the wealth gap. Should central banks be blamed?

Many are expressing unease at the effects of their policies

Published on 10 July 2021 | 12:00 am


In Africa, foreign firms are often disconnected from local ones

Strengthening linkages could spur development

Published on 8 July 2021 | 2:58 pm


Central banks face a daunting task: tapering without the tantrum

Can they stop their bond-buying and avoid upending markets?

Published on 8 July 2021 | 12:00 am


The Saudi-Emirati rift within OPEC is a sign of things to come

As demand eventually dwindles, some oil producers will be keener than others to turn reserves into cash

Published on 7 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Stubborn optimism about China’s economy

After a decade on the ground, our correspondent is optimistic about the country’s prospects

Published on 3 July 2021 | 12:00 am


The return of the carry trade

Interest-rate rises in some big emerging markets will entice foreign capital

Published on 3 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Hong Kong’s regulators try to push back against Chinese market practices

A proposal to codify banking conduct could stir controversy

Published on 3 July 2021 | 12:00 am


A global corporate-tax deal takes shape

To get 130 jurisdictions to agree is remarkable. But plenty remains to be done

Published on 2 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Does America’s hot housing market still need propping up?

Fed officials debate whether and when to taper support

Published on 1 July 2021 | 12:00 am


How to assess the costs and benefits of lockdowns

The policy will stay in governments’ toolkits. A growing body of research will guide its use

Published on 1 July 2021 | 12:00 am


Europe’s biggest neobank wants to take over the world

But can Revolut make money once the crypto mania ebbs?

Published on 24 June 2021 | 2:39 pm


A new phase in the financial cycle

The Treasury-bond yield curve flattens

Published on 24 June 2021 | 2:39 pm


Three corporate giants are posing a stiff test for Chinese banks

The country’s big lenders dare to be dull

Published on 24 June 2021 | 2:39 pm


Global markets adapt to a change in the Federal Reserve’s tone

Those betting on reflation and commodities lose out

Published on 24 June 2021 | 2:39 pm


Economics needs to evolve

There has been too much focus on equilibrium

Published on 24 June 2021 | 2:39 pm


An anniversary for free traders

How the Victorians fought for cheap food

Published on 24 June 2021 | 2:39 pm


The international role of the euro

Europe’s currency aspirations are getting a boost

Published on 24 June 2021 | 12:00 am


Global markets adapt to a change in the Federal Reserve’s tone

After an unsettling week, investors have to retune

Published on 20 June 2021 | 12:00 am


Is the pandemic accelerating automation? Don’t be so sure

The pessimists could, of course, eventually be proven right

Published on 19 June 2021 | 12:00 am


America’s high-yield debt is on ever-shakier foundations

Defaults may be heading lower but the market has become much riskier

Published on 17 June 2021 | 2:58 pm


Why China has learned to relax about its currency

In a sign of tolerance, it has not slammed the door on capital inflows

Published on 17 June 2021 | 2:58 pm


Will America’s housing boom lead to another financial crisis?

It is hard not to feel uneasy, but lending standards are much higher

Published on 17 June 2021 | 2:58 pm


Uneven vaccination rates are creating a new economic divide

They may also stoke fears of a new taper tantrum

Published on 17 June 2021 | 12:00 am


The methods and menace of the new bank robbers

Hacker gangs go after the money—and the data

Published on 16 June 2021 | 12:00 am


Why the market for secondhand private-equity stakes is thriving

Wherever there is a primary market, a secondary one is never far behind

Published on 10 June 2021 | 2:44 pm


Slow jobs growth may not be a bad sign for America’s recovery

Look beyond the tepid headline numbers, and hiring seems robust

Published on 10 June 2021 | 2:44 pm


Will empty shopfronts revive as New York comes back to life?

A mismatch between what landlords and tenants want could hold things up

Published on 10 June 2021 | 2:44 pm


Cryptocoins are proliferating wildly. What are they all for?

They range from fads to potential rivals to bitcoin

Published on 10 June 2021 | 12:00 am


Soaring factory prices in China add to global inflation fears

Long a source of cheap goods, is China now exporting higher prices?

Published on 10 June 2021 | 12:00 am


Foreign asset managers are eyeing China’s vast pool of savings

Do they stand a chance against home-grown competitors?

Published on 10 June 2021 | 12:00 am


Will poorer countries benefit from international tax reform?

Yes, but not by as much as they want

Published on 5 June 2021 | 12:00 am


Covid’s unequal effect on companies

The winners and losers, according to the OECD

Published on 5 June 2021 | 12:00 am


What are the limits to government borrowing?

New research explores governments’ “Goldilocks” zone

Published on 3 June 2021 | 2:41 pm


The Chinese state is pumping funds into private equity

It sounds too good to be true to private investors—and it might be

Published on 3 June 2021 | 2:41 pm


What could break Hong Kong’s property market?

Protests and a pandemic have barely made a dent

Published on 3 June 2021 | 2:41 pm


Twilight of the tax haven

A global corporate-tax pact would ruin a lucrative business model

Published on 3 June 2021 | 12:00 am


As oil demand picks up, OPEC’s discipline will be tested

Recovering demand pushed prices above $70 a barrel for the first time since 2019

Published on 3 June 2021 | 12:00 am


What a work-from-home revolution means for commercial property

As offices remain empty, does a financial reckoning loom?

Published on 3 June 2021 | 12:00 am


Which euro-zone economies are bouncing back quickest?

Activity is surging as lockdowns end. But the recovery will be unequal

Published on 29 May 2021 | 12:00 am


The boundary between crypto and fiat money is becoming more permeable

Crypto may be past the point where it can be considered self-contained

Published on 29 May 2021 | 12:00 am


When does transitory inflation become sustained?

Core inflation in America exceeded 3% in April, but is unlikely to stick

Published on 29 May 2021 | 12:00 am


What will it cost to end the pandemic?

$50bn, says the IMF

Published on 29 May 2021 | 12:00 am


The pandemic revives interest in a morbid French financial scheme

Viagers let you buy property upfront—while betting on a stranger’s death

Published on 27 May 2021 | 2:49 pm


What it means to invest in Chinese offshore assets could be changing

Enforcing cross-border claims was often futile. Perhaps for not much longer

Published on 27 May 2021 | 2:49 pm


An investment bonanza is coming

Firms across the world are spending big. We analyse their capital-expenditure plans

Published on 25 May 2021 | 12:00 am


What America’s hot housing market means for consumer prices

A bounceback in rents would have a big effect on inflation statistics

Published on 24 May 2021 | 12:00 am


How covid-19 could impede the catch-up of poor countries with rich ones

Even before the pandemic, it would have taken 170 years to halve the income gap

Published on 20 May 2021 | 2:45 pm


Learning to live without LIBOR

The benchmark will be replaced by a panoply of measures. That is no bad thing

Published on 20 May 2021 | 2:45 pm


How to gauge investors’ fear of inflation

Forget VIX. The MOVE index tracks bond-market terror

Published on 20 May 2021 | 2:45 pm


The global chip shortage is here for some time

Microchips were a boom-and-bust industry even before covid-19

Published on 20 May 2021 | 2:45 pm


As bitcoin lurches, Wall Street plots its way into cryptoland

To work out the fate of crypto-investing, watch what the banks do next

Published on 20 May 2021 | 12:00 am


A green bubble? We dissect the investment boom

Investors of all stripes are getting on board

Published on 20 May 2021 | 12:00 am


David Swensen, an influential investor, died on May 5th

At Yale, Mr Swensen perfected the modern endowment model

Published on 15 May 2021 | 12:00 am


Who bears the burden of a corporate tax?

Though aimed at shareholders, some of the costs fall on workers

Published on 13 May 2021 | 3:19 pm


The bull case for beaten-up Britain

The immediate outlook is rosy; structural problems might even be fixed

Published on 13 May 2021 | 3:19 pm


What could a new system for taxing multinationals look like?

The current system is full of holes. Joe Biden wants to help overhaul it

Published on 13 May 2021 | 12:00 am


China’s census shows its population is nearing its peak

It is also more urban and better educated

Published on 13 May 2021 | 12:00 am


Consumer-price inflation in America jumps up to 4.2%

Shortages and bottlenecks imply more price rises will follow. But will they last?

Published on 13 May 2021 | 12:00 am


America’s economy suffers bottlenecks and shortages

And inflation is picking up speed

Published on 11 May 2021 | 12:00 am


The broader lesson from booming copper prices

Shortages in commodity markets offer a paradigm for the post-virus economy

Published on 8 May 2021 | 12:00 am


Why foreign banks’ forays on Wall Street have gone wrong—again

The litany of setbacks is probably not over

Published on 8 May 2021 | 12:00 am


Older women are getting richer. How will wealth managers adapt?

The gains from experimentation could extend beyond older women

Published on 6 May 2021 | 2:56 pm


Greece’s bumpy road to financial respectability

What a recent rights issue by its biggest lender tells you

Published on 6 May 2021 | 2:56 pm


A new age of suburbanisation could be dawning

Americans’ pursuit of leafiness contains hints of a transformative shift

Published on 6 May 2021 | 2:56 pm


Could sending criminals to prison be good for their kids?

A new study causes controversy

Published on 6 May 2021 | 12:00 am


Will going digital transform the yuan’s status at home and abroad?

Don’t count on it: the new yuan will be a lot like the old yuan

Published on 6 May 2021 | 12:00 am


Tracking the economic impact of India’s second covid wave

The damage is already visible from space

Published on 1 May 2021 | 12:00 am


What an infrastructure bonanza could mean for America’s economy

A clear understanding of its economic effects has been a long time coming

Published on 29 April 2021 | 4:22 pm


Counting the costs of the lira’s failed defence

Reserves have been depleted, and many Turks now save in dollars

Published on 29 April 2021 | 4:22 pm


Why private-credit markets are due a growth spurt

With dealmaking at a frantic pace, speed matters

Published on 29 April 2021 | 4:22 pm


Why are American workers becoming harder to find?

Labour shortages are rising even though unemployment remains high

Published on 29 April 2021 | 12:00 am


Will Joe Biden’s proposed taxes on capital make America an outlier?

America’s president plans to raise both the corporate and the capital-gains tax

Published on 29 April 2021 | 12:00 am


What history tells you about post-pandemic booms

People spend more, take more risks—and demand more of politicians

Published on 29 April 2021 | 12:00 am


Has Europe’s BlackRock outgrown its pond?

Amundi is betting on China and technology to shore up income

Published on 24 April 2021 | 12:00 am