The Ukraine war’s impact on food insecurity is critical, but there is more to the picture. The main problem is that capitalism allows food and other basic needs to become precarious commodities.
History shows how conflicts can create uncertainty that can rattle financial markets. This could feed into consumer price inflation, keeping it higher for longer.
Why the US may not always be able to lead global economic rescue efforts.
Wall Street’s history of embracing high-speed algorithmic trading suggests ChatGPT will pose similar – if bigger – risks to financial markets.
The SEC is investigating whether executives at First Republic Bank, which was seized by regulators and sold to JPMorgan Chase, improperly traded on inside information.
Liz Truss took over as prime minister with an ambitious plan to cut taxes by the most since 1972 – investors balked after it wasn’t clear how she would pay for it
Investor confidence in the UK is at a low, and the bond market has reacted dramatically.
On September 16 1992 the state fought the markets, and the markets won.
Experts discuss the implications of Russia’s recent debt default for the global financial markets and Russia’s reputation
The informal sector in Zimbabwe is massive. Finding ways to connect it to the formal sector is vital.
Economists shape the world in many ways, but some of their conclusions are counter-intuitive to say the least.
The regulatory apparatus designed to oversee investment banking is structurally flawed. To spawn ethical behaviour within traders will require nothing less than a sector-wide cultural change.
Two weeks into the invasion, here’s what’s been happening so far.
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is pushing for a ban on active trading by members of Congress following accusations that some of their colleagues may have engaged in insider trading.
Machine learning is based on analysing huge data sets and finding patterns in them, yet isn’t used much in financial market decisions.
Investors dumped assets en masse as news of the new COVID variant spread.
A new study using music streaming data to measure national mood underlines how much stock markets are governed by emotion rather than rational calculation.
Decentralized finance makes it easier for virtually anyone to take advantage of financial markets without the need for a bank, but there are new risks as well.
Until the late 1800s, moments of widespread high-risk financial gambling weren’t considered manias but the results of individual actors, who bore responsibility for the disastrous results.
A transcript of episode 10 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including a story on a new technique to prevent predators eating the eggs of endangered birds.