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How threatening are the high levels of corporate debt?

Research suggests property-related borrowing is the biggest headacheON SEPTEMBER 20TH the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the central banks’ central bank, released data showing...

Beware the backlash as financiers muscle into rental property

BERLINERS, MORE than four-fifths of whom rent their homes, have an unusual opportunity on September 26th to vent their anger over the rising cost...

Why it is wise to add bitcoin to an investment portfolio

It is a Nobel prize-winning diversification strategy“DIVERSIFICATION IS BOTH observed and sensible; a rule of behaviour which does not imply the superiority of diversification...

America’s debt ceiling is a disaster, though fiscal rules can help

IT IS ONCE again time for that most bizarre of economic spectacles, a debt-ceiling showdown in America. In the name of fiscal responsibility, the...

Natural-gas prices are spiking around the world

Unusual weather and supply outages are to blameACROSS THE world, a natural-gas shortage is starting to bite. Prices of power in Germany and France...

Natural gas prices are spiking around the world

Unusual weather and supply outages are to blameACROSS THE world, a natural-gas shortage is starting to bite. Prices of power in Germany and France...

What are the systemic risks of an Evergrande collapse?

CHINA’S FINANCIAL authorities are honing a new skill: the “marketised default”—or an orderly market exit and well-managed restructuring for troubled companies. The term has...

China throws a wrench into a transpacific trade pact

China’s request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (cptpp) landed on the desk of Damien O’Connor, trade minister of New...

How World Bank leaders put pressure on staff to alter a global index

THE WORLD BANK’S Doing Business rankings, which are followed closely by leaders in China, India and elsewhere, are supposed to gauge how easy it...

How America should spend on child care

UNLIKE MOST rich European countries, America lacks a coherent public child-care regime. But it has come surprisingly close to having one. During the second...

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