Economic Trends

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Generation Z is unprecedentedly rich

Generation Z is unprecedentedly rich

Millennials were poorer at this stage in their lives. So were baby-boomers

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China’s better economic growth hides reasons to worry

China’s better economic growth hides reasons to worry

The country’s leaders are too complacent about deflation

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What will humans do if technology solves everything?

What will humans do if technology solves everything?

Welcome to a high-tech utopia

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China’s state is eating the private property market

China’s state is eating the private property market

Pity those soon to buy a home

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Ukrainian drone strikes are hurting Russia’s oil industry

Ukrainian drone strikes are hurting Russia’s oil industry

The world’s third-largest producer is now an importer of petrol

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How fast is India’s economy really growing?

How fast is India’s economy really growing?

Statisticians take the country’s figures with a pinch of salt

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What China’s central bank and Costco shoppers have in common

What China’s central bank and Costco shoppers have in c...

Hint: it is not a fondness for cryptocurrencies

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America suffers a nasty inflation surprise

America suffers a nasty inflation surprise

Some now think interest-rate cuts may only come after the presidential election

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When will Americans see those interest-rate cuts?

When will Americans see those interest-rate cuts?

Following another nasty surprise, some wonder if it may be after the presidentia...

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Would America dare to bring down a Chinese bank?

Would America dare to bring down a Chinese bank?

Janet Yellen promises sanctions for those supporting Vladimir Putin’s war

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The rich world faces a brutal spending crunch

The rich world faces a brutal spending crunch

Countries including America, Britain and France are up against remorseless fisca...

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What will humans do if AI solves everything?

What will humans do if AI solves everything?

Welcome to a high-tech Utopia

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The rich world faces nightmare budget deficits

The rich world faces nightmare budget deficits

That includes America, where Biden and Trump are promising more tax cuts

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Welcome to an artificial-intelligence Utopia

Welcome to an artificial-intelligence Utopia

What will humans do if technology solves everything?

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Daniel Kahneman was a master of teasing questions

Daniel Kahneman was a master of teasing questions

How a psychologist transformed economics

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The Federal Reserve cleans up its money-printing mess

The Federal Reserve cleans up its money-printing mess

It wants to avoid upsetting markets, and is so far succeeding