Insurance-linked securities aim to shield insurers and governments from huge costs following disasters. But they bear eerie similarities to the securities that caused the 2008 financial meltdown.
The finance industry has developed a powerful set of tools over the years, which could be used to improve well-being and solve our environmental problems.
A pioneer of ethical consumerism, wedded to a corporate giant with a questionable record? The lessons of a decade ago should be ringing alarm bells.
A dubious deal with the Trumps has sparked criticism of the World Bank, but attention should be focused elsewhere.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it's done today.
The cryptocurrency is now starting to challenge gold as the investment of choice.
As the New York Stock Exchange marks 200 years since its official formation, investors are wondering whether the surging stock market is a 'Trump bump' or more like a lemon.
If the merger goes ahead, the new index would be Europe's largest, giving it dominance within the EU and a strong position in international trading too.
Investors have given Donald Trump the thumbs up, so far, but trader sentiment can't be guaranteed.
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
A Trump victory in the US presidential election is unlikely, but then again, so was Brexit. If he does get elected, there may be severe economic and financial consequences.
The UK's leading index of companies has broken the 7,000 points barrier despite fragile growth and the uncertainty of Brexit.
Research suggests how your online friends experienced the housing collapse affected how you perceived your local real estate market.
Brexit worries have shaken the professional end of the sector, but Britain's troubles have run far deeper for far longer.
New research shines light on whether creating such a haven as a new type of exchange that slows trading down a bit could attract enough traders to be effective.
The Brexit is on, shifting the political landscape in Europe. Scholars from Cornell, Pennsylvania State and Colorado State universities comment on what it means for U.S. foreign policy and investors.
Testosterone fuels risk-taking behaviour – new research shows this leads to bigger wins for men but also much bigger losses.
Oddly enough, London's mayor will have been cheered to spark a sell-off in the pound when political colleagues barely raised an eyebrow on skittish markets.
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One day, your Facebook posts and Tweets might convince lenders to drop you some cash. Until then, here are five simple ways to help open up the bank vaults.