Global Economy

Globalisation has brought interconnectedness and a wealth of opportunities. Yet developed countries are growing weary of globalisation and starting to increasingly move towards protectionism. China, the emerging country powerhouse, is slowing its growth.

Latest News On The Global Economy

Since the global financial crisis in 2008, recovery has been timid, developed countries are struggling with the effects of long term low interest rates and high debt. Asset prices have been growing, while salary growth has remained stagnant.

Will the global economy fully recover? Are asset prices overvalued, or will they keep increasing?

In a world with low growth, what are the best and worst countries to put your money in? After all, any country can turn from a booming powerhouse into a stagnant economy. We all watched it happen in 2008…

Get an insider’s outlook on what is going on in around the world, the best investment opportunities and what international events mean for your wealth. For more information, go here.

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Is Trump a Genius?
Most public figures are, at least in part, scoundrels. It would be an amazing thing — especially in America — if Mr Trump were an exception. He’s part of what makes it such a pleasure to be an American. The show never ends…
Trapped in an Argentine River
We have an answer. Technology doesn’t always make our lives better. Sometimes it makes them worse. And we don’t want to be owed money by someone who depends on a surprise breakthrough to pay his debts.
Why You Should Buy Copper Stocks Now Before the Next Global War
With global tensions rising by the day, there’s a good chance the world’s heading towards another war. Copper is arguably more important than any other metal when it comes to military applications. It’s a vital component in ammunition, ships, tanks, helicopters, rifles and thousands of other military supplies.
US fed stabbing investor in back
Will the Fed Stab Investors in the Back?
Warsh — who resigned as Fed governor in 2011 — says he’d like to get the Fed in position to fight the next downturn…by raising rates now. Instead of having investors’ backs…ready to buy assets when markets turn down…under Warsh, the Fed may become investors’ worst enemy.
stock market melt up
The October Stock Market Melt-Up
While in the US it seems like everyone is making money from the stock market, it’s a very different story in Australia. For most of the year, experts have suggested that the US eight-year bull run would end. However, we’re now into October in a year ending in the number ‘seven’. Sceptics suggest that this month is when the heat will be finally taken out of US markets.
US debt hole
No Way Out of This Black Hole of Debt
Why can’t Congress pass a serious tax reform measure? Because the feds need money. They can only get money from the people who have it — the rich. But the rich control the government and its tax-writing committees. So, the feds are stuck. And so is the entire economy.
warren buffett
Why Warren Buffett Is Wrong
‘Buffett’ and ‘wrong’ rarely appear in the same sentence. That’s not to say his judgement is always correct, or that his assumptions should not be challenged. One thing is certain - Buffett and I will not be here to see which one of us is correct.
US economy
The Greatest Mystery of the 21st Century
US economy is running at about one-half to one-third of the rate of growth during the 1960s and 1970s. And by our estimation, more than half the country has been in a depression for the entire 21st century.
the white house
How to Starve the Washington Beast
Back in Washington, at the National Taxpayers Union in the 1970s, we saw the dots. And we connected them. Back then, consumer price inflation was rising…as the feds financed more and more of their programs with printing press money. How could this be stopped? ‘Starve the beast’ was the idea.
US tax cuts
Another Win for the ‘One Percent’
Here come the feds to the rescue again. They’re offering a tax cut for the middle class. Not for us rich guys. No way! Under Team Trump’s tax plan, our business income, currently taxed at 35%, would be taxed at 20%. Hey, that’s good news for us. But how does that help the middle class? It won’t.