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Risk of 'lost generation' amid global asset bubbles and debt crises

Risk of 'lost generation' amid global asset bubbles and debt crises

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2021 warns the coronavirus pandemic could leave behind a "lost generation" of young people facing an increasingly precarious future.

  • by Jennifer Duke

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Banks, Wall St prepare for tougher action from Yellen

Banks, Wall St prepare for tougher action from Yellen

From financial regulation to minority lending, Biden’s pick is poised to change course sharply from the policies of Donald Trump's former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

  • by Alan Rappeport
Dr Copper's prognosis for the global economy is positive

Dr Copper's prognosis for the global economy is positive

Commodities prices are surging amid forecasts of the start of a new "super cycle" in demand for resources.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Capitalism is best - it just needs regular maintenance

Capitalism is best - it just needs regular maintenance

To say the market system is the best one available, and that we should stick to it, is not so say it works perfectly and can’t be improved.

  • by Ross Gittins
Europe, China to sign trade deal, but human rights issues could sink it

Europe, China to sign trade deal, but human rights issues could sink it

The deal was sealed after China committed to ratifying the United Nations' rules on forced labour, but some European Parliament MPs have doubts.

  • by Samuel Petrequin
$8 trillion and counting: the costs of the fiscal war against COVID
Opinion
Opinion

$8 trillion and counting: the costs of the fiscal war against COVID

After the economy has recovered, governments will suffer their own version of long COVID - the agonising decisions about how much support to give to businesses and whole industries.

  • by Roger Bootle
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'Black swan' event fears plague global insurers

'Black swan' event fears plague global insurers

There aren't many contexts where $US2 trillion seems like a paltry sum. Then a pandemic comes along.

  • by Lucca de Paoli, Katherine Chiglinsky and Benjamin Robertson
New York luxury real estate brushes off pandemic woe

New York luxury real estate brushes off pandemic woe

Contracts to buy Manhattan luxury homes are faring well even in the pandemic, with more deals signed in the past three months than in the same period last year.

  • by Oshrat Carmiel
'Starting to see the cracks': The US economy needs more than a $US900b plan to fix it
Analysis
Analysis

'Starting to see the cracks': The US economy needs more than a $US900b plan to fix it

The economic recovery, slowing for months, is in danger of going solidly into reverse.

  • by Jim Tankersley and Ben Casselman
This 1020-year-old Japanese business is well-placed to see off a pandemic

This 1020-year-old Japanese business is well-placed to see off a pandemic

The family business has weathered wars, plagues, natural disasters, and the rise and fall of empires. The pandemic presents a new challenge.

  • by Ben Dooley and Hisako Ueno
Introducing economic team, Biden pledges 'Help is on the way'

Introducing economic team, Biden pledges 'Help is on the way'

"From the most unequal economic and job crisis in modern history, we can build a new American economy that works for all Americans, not just some."

  • by Matthew Knott