The prices households pay for drinking water and wastewater services have been rising faster than the rate of inflation.
A study has suggested that the universe is curved like a sphere rather than flat, which may unleash a major crisis in cosmology.
Argentina has voted for change. Alberto Fernández, a 60-year-old lawyer, defeated President Mauricio Macri with a campaign emphasizing economic recovery, social inclusion and national unity.
Border closure is an implicit admission of the ineptitude and incompetence of Nigeria’s customs and immigration officers
To understand an economic reality where growth is increasingly more qualitative than quantitative and where environmental constraints need a careful understanding, economics needs a major overhaul.
It's time to break the deadlock with a referendum on no-deal Brexit or Theresa May's withdrawal agreement.
As Zimbabwe's financial situation worsens, the government pins its hopes on borrowing more money.
Disney says the Marvel movie just beat 'Avatar' as the top-grossing movie of all time. Inflation tells a different story, as an economist explains.
It's why Marvel's effort to break the worldwide box office record is doomed, as an economist explains.
President Trump has discussed firing Fed Chair Jerome Powell over the central bank's interest rate policies. Research shows this kind of political meddling is usually bad for the economy.
Most South Africans think prices are rising much faster than is actually the case. This makes the central bank's job of managing inflation expectations much harder.
The Fed is in a tricky position as it signals it may soon cut interest rates to boost the economy, which also risks spurring runaway inflation and even an economic downturn.
Growing fears of a US conflict with Iran show why the kind of unilateral sanctions the Trump administration imposed last year don't work.
Interest rate cuts don't work like they used to, and they help us put off the hard things we need to do to improve our lives.
The Reserve Bank has adjusted rates in previous election campaigns, but it needs to have a very, very, good reason.
Inflation has barely been within the Governor Philip Lowe's target band his entire time in office. Zero inflation means he should cut now, before the election.
Parliaments might argue more but they make democracy more stable and produce stronger economies.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. Governor Lowe has signalled he won't wait.
Numbers are largely viewed as holding the truth. But this is an unrealistic expectation.
When an elected leader turns autocratic, the economy tends to suffer. That's because, in a functioning democracy, economic policy is made jointly, with lawmakers playing a key role.