Years of political instability and economic mismanagement under the rule of ZANU-PF have left Zimbabwe’s financial system in chaos. The country is living on borrowed time and borrowed money.
The federal government is trying to make Australians more financially literate, but it’s using a definition that ignores many political, economic and cultural factors.
Meet Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes.
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 new series of Australian banknotes are not a designer’s dream but they are the strongest yet in terms of preventing counterfeiting.
We need to work out how to save capitalism from itself.
Was setting fire to all that money immoral waste, ritual sacrifice or artistic statement?
A recent ban on charges for paying by credit or debit card could open the door to legal action for surplus fees paid in the past.
There’s a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
ATMs will need to evolve to remain relevant, perhaps taking on other services entirely.
Currency first hit the scene thousands of years ago. An anthropologist explains the early origins and uses of money – and how archaeological finds fill in our picture of the past.
A new study of how frequently certain words were used between 1800 and 2000 shows that political power as a guiding principle is more important than money and religious belief.
Here’s what the latest funding proposals mean for schools.
Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy.
A new report confirms how the rich become deluded about their talents, but also hints at a growing acknowledgement of inequality.
Millie, aged 5, wants to know where money comes from. We asked an economist to explain.
The health of our pensions can ebb and flow with mortality rates, and the latest data has delivered a shock.
In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
The UK’s new £1 coin is touted as being the most-secure in the world. Its dodecagonal shape harks back to an old threepenny forebear.
Increasing inequality, environmental degradation, financial instability – it’s clear the current system is broken.