Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
A growing number of investors, policymakers and others say the US economy may be at risk of spiraling downward. A finance professor explains how to ride it out.
Australia has more to fear than most countries from a global trade and currency war. All eyes will be on the Reserve Bank governor Friday as he attempts to outline what might happen.
In many countries people are now paying more for bonds than they will receive at maturity. These negative interest rates should make it a good time for investment.
Donald Trump is eroding trust in the US – but the dollar's preeminence in global finance will easily withstand this.
It's been 10 years since the U.S. signed into law a scheme to print money, essentially, and save the financial sector amid the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. Did it work? And who's truly benefitted?
The new coalition's spending plans will ramp up Italy's annual budget by over €100 billion a year.
Tree bonds are set to be introduced by a Melbourne city council to protect city trees. But how do they work and why are they needed?
The Queensland government pays a higher interest rate than Queensland mortgage holders. Plans for both urban and rural rejuvenation need to start with fixing government finances.
Compressed glassy carbon could be used to make better bulletproof vests or new types of electronics.
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.
Quantitative easing cannot single-handedly save Europe.
Athens can celebrate two consecutive quarters of growth. Berlin must stomach some weakness. Everyone should remember cheap money isn't free money.
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
Pension fund managers must consider environmental, social and governance issues when making investment decisions. The student funding crisis is a perfect example of a social issue.
To pay for the increasing costs of climate change Australia should have green bonds that finance projects that help us adapt. However research shows there are barriers to financing these bonds.
Just like apes, humans fear the unknown, and that's why there's so much uncertainty this week as markets brace for an interest-rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
Australia needs to change its national accounting system to be more like the private sector.
How is it possible that an African country whose currency is one of the top 20 most traded in the world only has the 33rd biggest economy?
Public bonds with historically low interest rates are proving a tempting choice to universities in need of cash.