Finance & economics

Not so civil anymore

How free-market economics reshaped legal systems the world over

Friedrich Hayek’s followers promised growth. They may have overpromised


Why it is time to retire Dr Copper

The red metal no longer tells investors much about the global economy

Crypto’s future

Will Binance come over to the light side?

With FTX crushed, CZ must decide whether to go along with regulation

War by other means

Israel turns to financial weapons as well as military ones

It is going after Hamas on all fronts

Free exchange

Do Amazon and Google lock out competition?

How to assess the trustbusters’ case

Peak disappointment

China’s economy may be growing faster, but big problems remain

None is more unnerving than the threat of deflation

Nasty headache

China’s banks may be loaded up with hidden bad loans

The industry’s covid-era hangover could be about to intensify

Financial diplomacy

Can Egypt be persuaded to accept Gazan refugees?

The country’s economic vulnerability offers leverage

Free exchange

To beat populists, sensible policymakers must up their game

Weak economic growth is dangerous, as a wave of elections next year may show


Investors should treat analysis of bond yields with caution

The exercise is more like reading tea leaves than scientific endeavour

Bills, bills, bills

Retail investors have a surprising new favourite: Treasury bills

Banks face a fresh form of competition

Floating and sinking

Corporate America faces a trillion-dollar debt reckoning

With interest rates set to stay higher for longer, who will bear the brunt?