South Africa's 2017 medium term budget reveals a growing gap between revenue and expenditure which places the country in a highly vulnerable financial state.
Meet Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes.
Debt agreements have become the fastest form of personal insolvency in Australia. But in many cases, there are better options available to manage debt.
Not-so-fun fact: more than half of 18- to 34-year-olds are in debt, owing over £8,000 each on average.
South Africa waits with bated breath for the 2017 medium term budget policy statement from new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, as it might reveal key signals of where economic policy is headed.
Despite its name, cryptocurrency isn't just money. It could also be debt or equity and so it should be regulated and taxed in the same way as other finance.
The UK and US may avoid another crash, but many other major economies look like they are on the brink.
Could the 'magic money tree' have been right under our nose this whole time?
The idea that South Africa must look towards the International Monetary Fund to rescue itself from the prevailing crisis must be dismissed.
Research with call centre workers shows mis-selling is an entrenched and accepted feature of financial sales.
HILDA survey results show home ownership among young people is declining, as mortgage debt almost doubles for the same age group.
The amount of Australians in mortgage stress is the reason why wages growth and the labour market are such a problem - and a big reason for the RBA not to raise rates any time soon.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
About 44 million Americans are still paying off student loan debt. But it didn't always used to be this way. As the perceived purpose of a college education changed, so too did the way we pay for it.
Research finds higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.
Reforming South Africa’s state owned enterprises should start with greater accountability and financial responsibility.
A warning from Athens about facing political headwinds with a government barely worth the name.
A dubious deal with the Trumps has sparked criticism of the World Bank, but attention should be focused elsewhere.
Tunisia's economy has been struggling since the country’s 2011 revolution. Corruption and bad governance within the banking sector is not helping.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia will "grow into growth". Global economic conditions suggest otherwise.