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A new wave of mass migration has begun

What does it mean for rich-world economies?

Published on 28 May 2023 | 3:49 pm

What performance-enhancing stimulants mean for economic growth

Could America’s Adderall shortage have harmed its productivity?

Published on 25 May 2023 | 9:38 am

China’s state capitalists celebrate their soaring shares

Government-owned firms have enjoyed a renaissance this year

Published on 25 May 2023 | 9:36 am

China and Russia compete for Central Asia’s favour

The problem is that the former Soviet republics are feeling increasingly flush

Published on 25 May 2023 | 9:35 am

The American credit cycle is at a dangerous point

Welcome to a bad time for big debts

Published on 24 May 2023 | 7:51 pm

What would humans do in a world of super-AI?

A thought experiment based on economic principles

Published on 23 May 2023 | 7:24 pm

What happens if America defaults on its debt?

An unimaginable eventuality becomes all too imaginable

Published on 22 May 2023 | 8:34 pm

LIBOR will at last be switched off in June

The scandal-ridden benchmark is a relic of a previous era

Published on 18 May 2023 | 10:23 am

Is China’s recovery about to stall?

The country appears to be stuck in a confidence trap

Published on 18 May 2023 | 9:50 am

The financial system is slipping into state control

What will it look like after the next spell of instability?

Published on 18 May 2023 | 9:43 am

Robert Lucas was a giant of macroeconomics

The discipline, willingly or not, has inhaled his influence

Published on 18 May 2023 | 9:28 am

How to invest in artificial intelligence

Private startups or public markets?

Published on 17 May 2023 | 4:30 pm

What America does after a debt-ceiling disaster

Magical solutions will not get it far, leaving an agonising fallback

Published on 15 May 2023 | 4:44 pm

Are America’s regional banks over the worst of it?

New data offer a glimpse at their balance-sheets

Published on 11 May 2023 | 10:13 am

India’s once-troubled banks are generating huge profits

What lies behind the unlikely turnaround?

Published on 11 May 2023 | 10:13 am

The meaty mystery at the heart of China’s economic growth

What kebab consumption says about the country’s consumption

Published on 11 May 2023 | 10:12 am

A new world order seeks to prioritise security and climate change

But policymakers must not forget the lessons of economics

Published on 11 May 2023 | 10:12 am

Investors brace for a painful crash into America’s debt ceiling

A solution will probably be found. But default is no longer unthinkable

Published on 10 May 2023 | 8:15 pm

Your job is (probably) safe from artificial intelligence

Why predictions of an imminent economic revolution are overstated

Published on 7 May 2023 | 4:16 pm

How Japanese policymakers ended up in a very deep hole

Ueda Kazuo, their new leader, must stop digging

Published on 4 May 2023 | 9:39 am

Gabriel Zucman, a controversial John Bates Clark medallist

The economist will always stand a little outside the mainstream

Published on 4 May 2023 | 9:37 am

China’s local-debt crisis is about to get nasty

Worries from a far-flung province

Published on 4 May 2023 | 9:34 am

America faces a debt nightmare

It is not just about gridlock in Washington

Published on 3 May 2023 | 8:36 pm

What the First Republic deal means for America’s banks

Regulators had to make it sweet enough for JPMorgan Chase to bite

Published on 3 May 2023 | 7:49 pm

First Republic fails, and is snapped up by JPMorgan Chase

Regulators arrange a deal for the California-based lender

Published on 1 May 2023 | 11:24 am

Are greedy corporations causing inflation?

That is the popular narrative. Yet there is reason to doubt it

Published on 30 April 2023 | 2:38 pm

Why commodity-trading scandals are multiplying

And banks are undeterred

Published on 27 April 2023 | 9:48 am

Patriotic Ukrainians are rushing to pay their taxes

Even those behind enemy lines are coughing up

Published on 27 April 2023 | 9:36 am

If China’s growth is so strong, why is inflation so weak?

A paradox that has analysts snickering

Published on 27 April 2023 | 9:34 am

Indian firms are flocking to the United Arab Emirates

Forget Mumbai. Dubai is the place to be

Published on 27 April 2023 | 9:32 am

Investors have reason to fear a strong economy

Meet the next pain trade

Published on 27 April 2023 | 9:30 am

Economists and investors should pay less attention to consumers

Their thoughts can be misleading

Published on 27 April 2023 | 9:24 am

First Republic Bank is on the edge of a precipice

Investors are fleeing after a dismal set of results

Published on 26 April 2023 | 4:33 pm

The Economist’s finance and economics internship

We invite applications for the 2023 Marjorie Deane internship

Published on 26 April 2023 | 1:26 pm

Welcome to a new, humbler private-equity industry

Dealmakers are getting back to work. Yet they will struggle to recapture past glories

Published on 25 April 2023 | 8:02 pm

Development finance needs to be bolder

Institutions are caught between competing expectations

Published on 20 April 2023 | 10:08 am

Is China better at monetary policy than America?

The country’s last technocrat offers a few provocative thoughts

Published on 20 April 2023 | 9:34 am

As China fixes its property mess, can foreign capitalists benefit?

Needless to say, they are not top of the state’s priority list

Published on 20 April 2023 | 9:28 am

Warren Buffett is shaking Japan’s magic money tree

Huge gaps between American and Japanese interest rates offer opportunities

Published on 20 April 2023 | 9:15 am

Is the worst now over for America’s banks?

In order to assess the damage, we look at three financial institutions

Published on 19 April 2023 | 8:50 pm

How to explain the puzzle of the world economy

Welcome to the Mona Lisa effect

Published on 17 April 2023 | 6:30 pm

Where did woke ideas start to spread?

A new paper suggests the phenomenon may be global—not American

Published on 13 April 2023 | 10:02 am

More and more Americans are gaming the deposit-insurance system

The firms quietly moving billions around the banking industry each day

Published on 13 April 2023 | 9:59 am

What luxury stocks say about the new cold war

Investors and security hawks live in different universes

Published on 13 April 2023 | 9:48 am

After decades of stagnation, wages in Japan are finally rising

But not by enough to satisfy the Bank of Japan

Published on 13 April 2023 | 9:45 am

How the state could take control of the banking system

Technology and regulation are making the government’s role in finance explicit

Published on 12 April 2023 | 6:07 pm

Life is getting tough for borrowers. Where will the pain be felt?

Ramifications from the fall of Silicon Valley Bank

Published on 11 April 2023 | 6:46 pm

Welcome to a new era of petrodollar power

What are the hundreds of billions of oil riches being spent on?

Published on 9 April 2023 | 6:49 pm

Stocks have shrugged off the banking turmoil. Haven’t they?

Why the current buoyancy is deceptive

Published on 5 April 2023 | 10:01 am

Chinese officials promise foreign investors greater access

Believe it when you see it

Published on 5 April 2023 | 10:00 am

The IMF faces a nightmarish identity crisis

The fund is caught between America and China, and its purpose is unclear

Published on 4 April 2023 | 8:57 pm

The Swiss rage about the demise of Credit Suisse

Scenes from the firm’s final annual general meeting

Published on 4 April 2023 | 8:14 pm

Why economics does not understand business

Dogma gets in the way

Published on 4 April 2023 | 5:51 pm

The rich world’s housing crunch is far from over

Markets can be split into three camps: early adjusters, bullet-dodgers and slow movers

Published on 2 April 2023 | 7:50 pm

China is now an unlikely safe haven

The country’s financial risks are its own. America’s quickly become everybody else’s, too

Published on 30 March 2023 | 10:21 am

Which countries have escaped the middle-income trap?

Progress is more noticeable in the Gulf than Africa

Published on 30 March 2023 | 9:57 am

How rare-gas supply adapted to Russia’s war

Against expectations, firms avoided disruption and chaos

Published on 30 March 2023 | 9:55 am

Did social media cause the banking panic?

New technology does more than just speed up financial wobbles

Published on 30 March 2023 | 9:53 am

Western lenders may regret forcing Ukraine to turn to the IMF

The worst outcome would be crippling the country with debts while it is still at war

Published on 30 March 2023 | 9:49 am

European banks and the price of safety

Why the continent’s lenders are so different to those in America

Published on 30 March 2023 | 9:48 am

Commercial-property losses will add to banks’ woes

Real-estate investors see a hellish-perfect-dumpster-fire-storm

Published on 29 March 2023 | 9:06 pm

Will the recent banking chaos lead to an economic crash?

So far, people seem remarkably blasé

Published on 28 March 2023 | 6:57 pm

After Credit Suisse’s demise, attention turns to Deutsche Bank

How serious are the difficulties facing the German lender?

Published on 24 March 2023 | 8:48 pm

The battle for Europe’s economic soul

Policymakers in Brussels ready their response to America’s protectionism

Published on 23 March 2023 | 11:24 am

How much longer will America’s regional banks hold up?

Despite the danger, policymakers must not intervene prematurely

Published on 23 March 2023 | 10:57 am

Why markets can never be made truly safe

In seeking to prevent a crisis, officials may have planted the seeds of the next one

Published on 23 March 2023 | 10:56 am

Policymakers face two nightmares: stubborn inflation and market chaos

The Federal Reserve grapples with a dilemma that will soon hit other countries

Published on 23 March 2023 | 10:49 am

America’s banks are missing hundreds of billions of dollars

How the Federal Reserve drained the financial system of deposits

Published on 21 March 2023 | 9:10 pm

Credit Suisse’s takeover causes turmoil in a $275bn bond market

Some even think it could spell the end of the Additional-Tier 1 asset class

Published on 20 March 2023 | 9:26 pm

Switzerland’s new megabank is bad news for Swiss bankers

The end of the 167-year-old institution will also be the end of many careers

Published on 19 March 2023 | 11:44 pm

The Federal Reserve must choose between inflation and market chaos

Will policymakers raise interest rates as planned?

Published on 19 March 2023 | 5:11 pm

The search for Silicon Valley Bank-style portfolios

Japanese investment outfits are similarly reliant on long-term bonds

Published on 16 March 2023 | 11:22 am

Is the global investment boom turning to bust?

Why capex spending is now heading in the wrong direction

Published on 16 March 2023 | 10:48 am

The Fed smothers capitalism in an attempt to save it

Its latest financial intervention is a new twist on an old story

Published on 16 March 2023 | 10:46 am

How deep is the rot in America’s banking industry?

Silicon Valley Bank may be the start of something grimmer

Published on 16 March 2023 | 10:40 am

Credit Suisse faces share-price turbulence, as fear sweeps the market

What will release the bank from its waking nightmare?

Published on 15 March 2023 | 9:45 pm

For markets Silicon Valley Bank’s demise signals a painful new phase

The Fed’s tightening is starting to bite

Published on 14 March 2023 | 8:49 pm

What the loss of Silicon Valley Bank means for Silicon Valley

Regulators prevented a cash crunch—but venture capital has not emerged unscathed

Published on 14 March 2023 | 7:37 pm

America’s government steps in to protect depositors at Silicon Valley Bank

As SVB and a rival collapse, regulators have expanded their role as a backstop

Published on 13 March 2023 | 3:59 am

Investors brace for fallout from Silicon Valley Bank

For the lender itself, three options lie ahead

Published on 12 March 2023 | 4:22 pm

What does Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse mean for the financial system?

A big lender to American startups goes under

Published on 10 March 2023 | 8:57 pm

Lessons from finance’s experience with artificial intelligence

Humans can take on the machines

Published on 9 March 2023 | 10:53 am

Emerging-market central-bank experiments risk reigniting inflation

New policies could undermine two decades of progress

Published on 9 March 2023 | 10:15 am

Why commodities shine in a time of stagflation

They offer high returns, low correlation with other assets and protection from inflation

Published on 9 March 2023 | 10:13 am

China’s Communist Party takes aim at hedonistic bankers

Time to forget about luxury cars and Shanghai’s nightlife

Published on 9 March 2023 | 10:08 am

How to measure China’s true economic growth

In search of a successor to the Li Keqiang Index

Published on 9 March 2023 | 10:07 am

New York’s stockmarkets are thrashing Hong Kong and London

As it attracts more overseas listings, the Big Apple is getting bigger

Published on 7 March 2023 | 6:51 pm

Can the West’s perplexing employment miracle continue?

There is little sign of more job losses, which may be bad news for economic vitality

Published on 5 March 2023 | 3:55 pm

Ajay Banga may be just what the fractious World Bank requires

His nomination is a symptom of the institution’s problems. Could he be their solution?

Published on 2 March 2023 | 10:45 am

The case against Google hinges on an antitrust “mistake”

Trustbusters are seeking to break up the tech giant, undoing a 15-year-old merger

Published on 2 March 2023 | 10:44 am

Is India’s boom helping the poor?

What vehicle sales reveal about the country’s growth

Published on 2 March 2023 | 10:33 am

Russia’s sanctions-dodging is getting ever more sophisticated

How banks are greasing the wheels of the growing grey trade

Published on 2 March 2023 | 10:32 am

The anti-ESG industry is taking investors for a ride

Making a stand comes at a considerable price

Published on 2 March 2023 | 10:30 am

America’s property market suggests recession is on the way

As developers find clever ways to cut mortgage rates, the Fed may fight back

Published on 1 March 2023 | 9:44 pm

David Solomon lacks answers for Goldman Sachs’s angry investors

The bank’s share price falls after an unsuccessful investor day

Published on 1 March 2023 | 3:58 pm

China’s cities are on the verge of a debt crisis

Without intervention, the result could be more protests and bond-market chaos

Published on 27 February 2023 | 6:11 pm

Big Asian economies take on the forces of international capital—and win

They are now rebuilding their arsenals

Published on 23 February 2023 | 11:01 am

What would the perfect climate-change lender look like?

Welcome to a second Bretton Woods

Published on 23 February 2023 | 10:59 am

Despite the bullish talk, Wall Street has China reservations

The growth juggernaut is trading at a discount

Published on 23 February 2023 | 10:57 am

What war has done to Europe’s economy

After the energy crisis comes low growth and stubborn inflation

Published on 23 February 2023 | 10:54 am