Larry Summers

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US president Donald Trump:  He is no longer merely venting on Twitter, but using his tweets as a policy tools. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Scarcely a week passes without stock markets being roiled by a tweet from Donald Trump. How big a threat is the volatile US president to stock markets(...)

Gathering storm clouds are the obvious metaphor. Rarely have so many economic negatives been gathering so visibly – they more often arrive out of a cl(...)

 Jeffrey Epstein in a photo provided by the New York State sex offender registry, on March 28, 2017.  Photograph: New York State Sex Offender Registry via The New York Times

Jeffrey Epstein liked to stack the meetings at his 71st Street townhouse – one of Manhattan’s largest private homes – so that a visitor might encounte(...)

Investors were alarmed by US president Donald Trump’s recent threat to keep hiking tariffs on Mexico if it doesn’t take steps to stop illegal immigration to the US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Donald Trump has been quick to take the credit for stock market gains during his presidency but 2017’s talk of a “Trump bump” is long gone, with inve(...)

Larry Summers, the former US treasury secretary under Bill Clinton and White House adviser to Barack Obama, was in Trinity College to receive an award from the university’s philosophical society. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Crashing out of the European Union without a deal would constitute “an epic level of idiocy” on the part of the United Kingdom, former US treasury sec(...)

‘When times get tough, investors often decide to sit things out until the coast is clear. The problem is that by the time the smoke has lifted, the train has often left the station, to use an old market adage.’ Photograph: Pat Roque/AP

A decade ago, the global financial crisis was raging and stocks were sinking amid the worst bear market since the 1930s. Ten years ago this week, stoc(...)

‘It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we slipped into a recession real soon,’ says Nobel economist Robert Shiller. Photograph:  Reuters/Michelle McLoughlin

The US economic expansion, now almost 10 years old, is within seven months of becoming the longest in history. However with stocks falling into bear m(...)

US president Donald Trump has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to look into doing away with mandatory quarterly reports for public companies. Photograph:   Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Quarterly earnings reports have been a staple of America’s financial markets since the 1930s. Now, the US may be about to follow Europe’s lead and aba(...)

Global Shares chief executive Tim Houstoun said the investment was good news for clients, partners, shareholders and staff.

Motive Partners, a US private equity company backed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), has taken a 40 per cent stake in Irish fintech st(...)

The good news is Trump’s responsiveness to market movements may prevent him from doing anything too silly.Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump’s protectionist instincts have gotten the better of him lately. How worried should investors be by the prospect of trade wars? Until last(...)

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