The geopolitical shocks of 2016 saw businesses understandably concerned about how the new reality of resurgent economic nationalism might affect cross-border trade and capital flows. Yet as this article explains, there’s no need for overreaction.
One in five countries is set to hit their highest government debt levels in 17 years predicts Fitch, although there has still been a dramatic improvement in sovereign credit.
Ever since the sub-prime mortgage bubble burst in 2008, people have been trying to spot the seeds of a future crisis. But there’s an altogether less likely bubble starting to emerge.
The long-anticipated changes to the regulation of money market funds in Europe is finally underway. This article sets out what to expect over the next 18 months.
The upcoming changes, which were published last week, risk imposing additional costs and industry consolidation according to the credit rating agency.
While protectionism has gained greater publicity in recent years, there is good reason to believe that trade barriers will continue to be removed.
By 2030 artificial intelligence will add more than US$15 trillion to the world economy according to the group’s research, but most of that gain will go to North America, Europe and Asia.
Investment banks Bank of America Merrill and JP Morgan both believe a sharp correction lies ahead.
The expected rollback will hit ordinary Cubans hardest, but also affect 12,000 jobs in the US suggests Verisk Maplecroft.
Relief at the recent election results in the Netherlands and France - and the expectation that Germany won’t provide any upset this September - has diverted attention from another key EU economy claims commentator Roger Bootle.