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Why a stronger dollar is dangerous

Finance and economics | Battles to comeIt sets the stage for a nasty new Trump-China clash, among other thingsPhotograph: Getty Images Apr 23rd 2024|SingaporeThe dollar is looking increasingly formidable. As American growth has stayed strong and investors have scaled back bets that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates, money has flooded into...

Tue Apr 23, 2024 20:04
How American politics has infected investing

Finance and economics | Broke capitalismBeware: taking a stand can be expensiveIllustration: Rose Wong Apr 21st 2024|MiamiThe hedge fund’s branding is a clue. 1789 Capital was set up last year and named for the year Congress proposed America’s bill of rights. It offers investors the chance to put money into what it says are three key themes: a parallel...

Sun Apr 21, 2024 21:20
Citigroup, Wall Street’s biggest loser, is at last on the up

Finance and economics | House of FraserJane Fraser’s unexpected successPhotograph: Getty Images Apr 18th 2024|New YorkUnmanageable and uninvestible. That is how investors have long considered Citigroup. For over a decade the bank, which was once the largest and most valuable in America, has been a basket case. It trades at half the value it did in 2006,...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 14:27
Can the IMF solve the poor world’s debt crisis?

Finance and economics | Free exchangeThe fund will freeze out China if that is what it takes to offer reliefIllustration: Álvaro Bernis Apr 18th 2024It is now four years since the first poor countries were plunged into default because of spiralling costs from covid-19 spending and investors pulling capital from risky markets. It is two years since higher...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 14:17
Frozen Russian assets will soon pay for Ukraine’s war

Finance and economics | Conflict financeAnd America now hopes to convince others to make better use of the stashPhotograph: Getty Images Apr 18th 2024After Russia destroyed the Trypilska power plant on April 11th, Ukraine blamed a lack of anti-missile ammunition. The country’s leaders are also desperate for more financial support. The two shortages—of...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 14:17
Wall Street’s biggest loser at last looks to be on the up

Finance and economics | House of FraserAn unexpected turnaround at CitigroupThe first woman to turn around Citi?Photograph: Getty Images Apr 18th 2024|New YorkUnmanageable and uninvestible. That is how investors have long considered Citigroup. For over a decade the bank, which was once the largest and most valuable in America, has been a basket case....

Thu Apr 18, 2024 14:17

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