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Rallying markets suffer from a doveish illusion

Even as the Fed relaxes, real rates rise

Published on 1 February 2023 | 9:10 pm


Is there a fix for Japan’s markets mess?

Finding one is the unenviable task of the next central-bank governor

Published on 31 January 2023 | 6:27 pm


How Russia dodges oil sanctions on an industrial scale

As another embargo looms, the grey trade is about to explode

Published on 29 January 2023 | 8:51 pm


Have economists misunderstood inflation?

Government debt is at the core of rising prices, argues an important new book

Published on 26 January 2023 | 10:53 am


Christians fight about how to serve God and mammon

Is ESG simply a social-Marxist agenda?

Published on 26 January 2023 | 10:51 am


What inflation means for the Big Mac index

The competitive advantage of fast-food nations

Published on 26 January 2023 | 10:48 am


When professional stockpickers beat the algorithms

Just occasionally, their fees are worth it

Published on 26 January 2023 | 10:45 am


Argentina and Brazil propose a bizarre common currency

What are they thinking?

Published on 26 January 2023 | 10:40 am


How the world economy could avoid recession

Markets are giddy, but there is a long way to go

Published on 24 January 2023 | 8:02 pm


Can China fix its property crisis?

Reforms risk another wave of excess

Published on 23 January 2023 | 8:01 pm


Could Europe end up with a worse inflation problem than America?

The new transatlantic divide

Published on 19 January 2023 | 11:18 am


The rise of the uber-luxurious office

How the top end of the market is defying the gloom

Published on 19 January 2023 | 11:16 am


China’s re-globalisation paradox

In 2023 the world will visit more and buy less

Published on 19 January 2023 | 10:52 am


Venture capital’s $300bn question

Why isn’t the industry spending its enormous pile of cash?

Published on 18 January 2023 | 7:48 pm


Japan’s extraordinarily expensive defence of its monetary policy

As the central bank defies speculators, potential costs mount

Published on 18 January 2023 | 6:39 pm


Investment banks are struggling in a high-interest-rate world

But the change does not fully explain Goldman Sachs’s struggles

Published on 17 January 2023 | 8:43 pm


Why health-care services are in chaos everywhere

Now is an especially bad time to suffer a heart attack

Published on 15 January 2023 | 7:04 pm


The dollar could bring investors a nasty surprise

Virtually everyone thinks the greenback will weaken

Published on 12 January 2023 | 11:04 am


Has economics run out of big new ideas?

The AEA’s conference did not provide evidence to the contrary

Published on 12 January 2023 | 10:56 am


Warnings from history for a new era of industrial policy

The danger is not that America’s reshoring push fails—but that it succeeds

Published on 11 January 2023 | 8:32 pm


The energy crisis and Europe’s astonishing luck

National leaders must make the most of the good weather

Published on 11 January 2023 | 5:38 pm


The hunt for FTX’s missing riches

Bankruptcy courts are not built for Sam Bankman-Fried’s mess

Published on 10 January 2023 | 9:12 pm


What America’s protectionist turn means for the world

Officials from Berlin to Tokyo are planning their response

Published on 9 January 2023 | 8:17 pm


Will investors have another awful year in 2023?

There is a lot of unfounded optimism about

Published on 5 January 2023 | 10:16 am


Imagine an India without hawkers

A great informal economy appears to be formalising

Published on 5 January 2023 | 10:11 am


Wanted: a new economics writer

An opportunity to join the staff of The Economist

Published on 4 January 2023 | 6:19 pm


Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty

Despite the avalanche of information about his crypto blow-up, one big question remains

Published on 3 January 2023 | 8:37 pm


What the great reopening means for China—and the world

This year’s biggest economic event is already under way

Published on 2 January 2023 | 8:40 pm


In 2022 Russia kept the economic show on the road

The world’s ninth-largest economy did a lot better than expected

Published on 29 December 2022 | 4:58 pm


Five financial trends that 2022 killed

A year of rising rates has scrambled markets

Published on 21 December 2022 | 6:57 pm


2022 has been a year of brutal inflation

What will be next year’s big economic problem?

Published on 21 December 2022 | 4:56 pm


2023 will bring the true test of the West’s oil-war tactics

Oil prices have sunk to pre-war levels. They are unlikely to remain there

Published on 20 December 2022 | 7:27 pm


The Federal Reserve’s great anti-hero deserves a second look

Lessons for modern policymakers from Arthur Burns

Published on 20 December 2022 | 4:00 pm


China’s leaders ponder an economy without lockdowns—or crackdowns

Will market-friendly slogans turn into market-friendly policies?

Published on 20 December 2022 | 4:00 pm


India’s stockmarkets are roaring. They also have serious faults

Investors may have to look elsewhere for diversification

Published on 20 December 2022 | 4:00 pm


The pandemic and the triumph of the Luddites

Covid-19 was meant to lead to job-killing automation

Published on 20 December 2022 | 4:00 pm


The Bank of Japan shocks investors

By lifting its bond-market peg, the bank may herald a period of tightening

Published on 20 December 2022 | 11:35 am


2022’s unlikely economic winners

Which countries performed best and worst this year?

Published on 18 December 2022 | 6:52 pm


What an unusual auction says about the art market

Poking fun at status-obsessed buyers

Published on 15 December 2022 | 10:52 am


Europe looks increasingly complacent about the winter ahead

The continent has navigated the first cold spell. There are more to come

Published on 15 December 2022 | 10:40 am


The struggle to put a carbon price on a flight

Europe is leading the world—but still not going fast enough

Published on 15 December 2022 | 10:37 am


The insidious threats to central-bank independence

Meddling politicians are mostly a thing of the past, but that is no reason for complacency

Published on 15 December 2022 | 9:26 am


The game is up for Sam Bankman-Fried

The former boss of FTX has been charged with eight criminal counts

Published on 13 December 2022 | 10:34 pm


America’s inflation fever may be breaking at last

But the Federal Reserve is not popping champagne just yet

Published on 13 December 2022 | 6:35 pm


How the West fell out of love with economic growth

A serious, slow-burning malaise

Published on 11 December 2022 | 6:34 pm


Tackling sexual harassment could bring sizeable economic dividends

New research puts a price tag on unpunished predation—and offers clues on how to deter abuse

Published on 8 December 2022 | 11:08 am


Europe and America put a brave face on a growing economic rift

The transatlantic tandem is drifting towards a full-fledged subsidy race

Published on 8 December 2022 | 11:05 am


For bond investors, every country is an emerging market now

It could take years for rich-world government bonds to become boring again

Published on 8 December 2022 | 11:02 am


A global electronics slump is driving East Asia to the wall

China’s zero-covid slowdown is only one factor troubling the region’s trade champions

Published on 8 December 2022 | 10:53 am


Inflation is falling—but not enough

Central bankers have a long way to go before they hit their targets

Published on 7 December 2022 | 6:31 pm


Can you afford to retire?

Inflation and rising rates mean many future retirees could earn less than they had thought

Published on 5 December 2022 | 10:19 pm


Why central banks are stockpiling gold

The metal offers a hedge against inflation—and a way to circumvent sanctions

Published on 1 December 2022 | 11:43 am


Developing countries take tax talks to the UN

They want more of a say

Published on 1 December 2022 | 11:35 am


The EU’s top court has made it harder to uncover dirty money

Sanction-busters rejoice

Published on 1 December 2022 | 11:05 am


A playbook from the 1980s for dealing with inflation

Do today’s politicians have the stomach?

Published on 1 December 2022 | 11:00 am


Has private equity avoided the asset-price crash?

No, but everyone is enjoying the charade

Published on 1 December 2022 | 10:57 am


Dubious green funds are rampant in America

New research suggests Wall Street is banking on bogus claims

Published on 1 December 2022 | 10:48 am


How the West’s price cap on Russian oil could roil energy markets

Traders expect a damp squib; they could get dynamite instead

Published on 30 November 2022 | 9:39 pm


Ending China’s zero-covid policy could unleash chaos

But keeping it ensures a grim economic outlook for 2023

Published on 28 November 2022 | 9:55 pm


Where the coming housing crunch will be most painful

Global property’s goody-two-shoes are in trouble

Published on 24 November 2022 | 11:20 am


Why Europe is scared of quantitative tightening

It risks worsening the continent’s divides

Published on 24 November 2022 | 11:19 am


Why American unemployment needs to rise

Lessons from the tightest corner of the country’s ultra-tight labour market

Published on 24 November 2022 | 11:18 am


Western officials need banks’ help to keep money flowing to Russia

Or at least to certain parts of its economy

Published on 24 November 2022 | 10:57 am


Weather is again determining economic outcomes

Soon it will be even more important

Published on 24 November 2022 | 9:59 am


How crypto goes to zero

The implosion of FTX has raised questions about the tech’s future

Published on 23 November 2022 | 9:37 pm


Xi Jinping’s big bang for Chinese stockmarkets

China’s capital markets are complying with the Communist Party’s vision

Published on 22 November 2022 | 9:37 pm


Big emerging-market companies worry investors

Are they where markets will “break” next?

Published on 17 November 2022 | 11:24 am


Only a revived economy can save China’s property industry

But there is at least space for developers to grow

Published on 17 November 2022 | 10:21 am


The tenacity of ESG investing

A green-finance boom has not been followed by bust

Published on 16 November 2022 | 6:53 pm


Even a global recession may not bring down inflation

The world economy is slowing dangerously

Published on 15 November 2022 | 7:32 pm


A radical shift in China’s property and pandemic policies

Investors cheer, even if much remains uncertain

Published on 14 November 2022 | 8:29 pm


Markets are suddenly exuberant. Are they right to be?

Underlying economic conditions suggest reasons to be wary

Published on 13 November 2022 | 6:33 pm


Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange files for bankruptcy

Now begins the blame game

Published on 11 November 2022 | 8:07 pm


Are tech stocks now good value?

Perhaps they are—which will not please their owners

Published on 10 November 2022 | 11:54 am


Interest rates have risen sharply. But is monetary policy truly tight?

Economists debate whether interest rates need to keep pace with inflation

Published on 10 November 2022 | 11:27 am


The spectacular fall of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried

Another serious blow to crypto’s reputation

Published on 9 November 2022 | 10:04 pm


Financial markets bet on an end to China’s “zero-covid” policy

There are some signs change may be on the way

Published on 9 November 2022 | 7:01 pm


Economic growth no longer means higher carbon emissions

As politicians gather in Egypt, a reason for optimism

Published on 8 November 2022 | 8:09 pm


Who wins from the unravelling of Sino-American trade?

A series of shocks are transforming international commerce

Published on 6 November 2022 | 6:22 pm


Europe’s energy crisis is very far from over

We war game what will happen next

Published on 3 November 2022 | 5:37 pm


The growing popularity of a strange form of debt diplomacy

Why Saudi Arabia and the IMF may end up in a stand-off over Egypt

Published on 3 November 2022 | 11:31 am


Financiers’ pronouncements on China do not match their actions

The bulls are less bullish than they appear

Published on 3 November 2022 | 11:29 am


Even recession may not bring down Europe’s inflation

Will the ECB take lessons from another central bank in Frankfurt?

Published on 3 November 2022 | 11:02 am


How best to bring back manufacturing

The unexpected importance of immigration

Published on 3 November 2022 | 10:50 am


The Fed delivers another jumbo rate rise, and it’s far from done

There is a good chance it will keep rates high for longer than investors expect

Published on 2 November 2022 | 9:33 pm


Xi Jinping promises financial stability. He is not delivering it

China’s property crack-up causes problems elsewhere

Published on 1 November 2022 | 7:29 pm


Asia’s vast financial institutions are being enlisted to defend currencies

Will Japan join in?

Published on 27 October 2022 | 10:19 am


The surprising maturity of the crypto-rave crowd

Spicy mezcalitas, tasteful music, discussions of decentralised autonomous organisations. What’s not to like?

Published on 27 October 2022 | 9:44 am


Can Gary Gensler solve every problem in American finance?

The lofty aims of the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Published on 26 October 2022 | 8:14 pm


How to escape scientific stagnation

A number of billion-dollar experiments suggest a path

Published on 26 October 2022 | 5:12 pm


Xi Jinping provokes a spectacular sell-off in China’s markets

Investors must now choose between value and values

Published on 25 October 2022 | 11:48 am


Even super-tight policy is not bringing down inflation

Welcome to Hikelandia, where price growth just won’t cool

Published on 23 October 2022 | 4:57 pm


Can Britain escape the “moron risk premium”?

Parsing the bond market’s judgment of the government

Published on 20 October 2022 | 10:50 am


Housing markets face a brutal squeeze

How bad will things get?

Published on 20 October 2022 | 10:48 am


Why inflation refuses to go away

America and Britain are surprised once again by high prices

Published on 19 October 2022 | 7:04 pm


Goldman Sachs’s disastrous Main Street gamble

The firm announces a third reshuffle in almost as many years

Published on 18 October 2022 | 9:10 pm


Ukraine’s economy seems to be growing again

Battlefield success begets economic success

Published on 18 October 2022 | 6:23 pm


Energy shocks can have perverse consequences

The 1970s offer unhappy lessons for policymakers

Published on 13 October 2022 | 3:18 pm


As Europe falls into recession, Russia climbs out

Real-time data show a subdued but strengthening economy

Published on 13 October 2022 | 11:01 am


Who will survive the fintech bloodbath?

Firms prepare for a nasty winter

Published on 13 October 2022 | 10:35 am