‘Free money – it’s sort of an insane concept.’ Above, Alice in Wonderland

Making an investment that is guaranteed to lose money sounds like something that would cost you your job. But in bond markets, it has become a fact of(...)

Christine Lagarde and Mario Draghi. They both agree central banks should step in if inflation is weak. Photograph: Getty Images

Christine Lagarde is the surprise nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank, the body that sets monetary policy for one-fifth of t(...)

US allies  should not support American attempts to thwart China’s rise. Photograph: EPA

Where does deepening economic conflict between the US and China leave the rest of the world, especially historic allies of the US? In normal circumsta(...)

  Paschal Donohoe  with Christine Lagarde: the Minister is in Washington for meetings with senior officials from the Trump administration and   the IMF. Photograph: Marty Katz/ washingtonphotographer.com

There is no scope to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In a speech to the(...)

There is no scope to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said.

There is no scope to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In a speech to th(...)

US President Donald Trump criticised Theresa May for the way she handled Brexit negotiations saying “she didn’t listen to me” . Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has begun his first official visit to Britain with an undiplomatic barrage against prime minister Theresa May, saying her Br(...)

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is preparing to lead a delegation to Beijing this week. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Trump administration said it would proceed with tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and broader investment restrictions, rebooting a trade w(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. “If Trump wishes to take a small step towards establishing a reputation for judgment he should reappoint Yellen.”

The US Federal Reserve is ahead of other important western central banks, in normalising monetary policy. This has provoked lively debate. Prominent(...)

US president Donald Trump: Republicans in Congress are working  to convince  him to back a shake-up of the US corporate tax regime that would include a “border adjustment” system. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers for the European Union and other trading partners have begun laying the groundwork for a legal challenge to a United States border tax proposa(...)

Larry Summers: The former US treasury secretary predicts “extraordinary uncertainty” for the world economy under President Donald Trump. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

As people tend to say about their age – particularly as they get older – 20,000 for the Dow Jones Index is surely “just a number”. Still, there is no (...)

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