Is economics broken?
The science of economics is going through a difficult time, with its credibility and methodologies being questioned by the public, politicians and even economists themselves
The universal space race
The space tourism industry has been growing alongside the ambitions of private space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, but its future relies on addressing a number of critical factors
Health is wealth
From wearable fitness trackers to personalised meal delivery kits, wellness has cemented itself as a core concept in our everyday lives. But with the market tipped to reach a $7trn valuation by 2025, there is an ever-growing price tag on feeling good
Finding a funding family
When online platforms first enabled individual investors to pledge money towards small businesses, a new type of fintech was born. A few years later, many retail investors saw their peer-to-peer options slowly vanish. Here is a look at the risk and reward of P2P, and what happened to the platforms that created it
How Gen Z is navigating the world of wealth
How does the asset management industry persuade Gen Z to save? Who is influencing them? Who do they trust? And which financial players look poised to gain, or lose, the most?
Is the global economy heading for an era of protectionism under the guise of environmental policy?
Rise of activist investors
The number of activist shareholder campaigns is growing, with numerous high-profile cases grabbing headlines. What’s behind this surge, which companies are in the firing line and what’s next?
Cracks in the system
The failures of Silicon Valley Bank in America and Swiss giant Credit Suisse raised the spectre that has haunted regulators ever since the Great Financial Crisis of 2008: Just how safe are the world’s banking giants and the global financial system?
China’s great slowdown
Years of ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns have battered the Chinese economy, slowing down growth to its lowest rate in 30 years. Could this be the end of high-performing China as we know it?
Rise of the robots
The release of ChatGPT was a landmark step in the advancement of AI, but what do the developments mean for the current workforce, and how are governments addressing the risks as AI increases its dominance?
The dangerous growth of shadow banking
Since the global financial crisis, regulators have restricted the lending abilities of traditional banks, leaving the riskier bits to non-bank financial institutions. The policy may have gravely backfired
What happens when a country runs out of money?
Sri Lanka offers a sobering lesson on the perils of sovereign debt and the political bacteria that thrive in a power vacuum
The most successful leaders in history
What do history’s most inspiring business leaders have in common, and what qualities helped them to succeed?
Brazil is back
The last four years have taken Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from a jail cell to Brazil’s presidential palace. In a political comeback of unparalleled proportions, the nation’s new president-elect is now returning to finish the work he started two decades ago