Who controls the global economy in this COVID world?

Who controls the global economy in this COVID world?

By Nicolas Hérault Low interest rates and COVID-19 mean governments, not central banks, now control the world’s key economic levers.  The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a huge shock to the global economy just as we are witnessing a major shift in who calls the shots...
How environmentally friendly is cryptocurrency?

How environmentally friendly is cryptocurrency?

By Peter Howson Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked. The price of bitcoin has reached US$50,000 (£36,095) – another all-time high. It’s hard to believe that 10,000 bitcoin would only buy a couple of pizzas ten years...
Could a recession be just around the corner?

Could a recession be just around the corner?

By Amitrajeet A. Batabyal The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace in five years, and unemployment is at the lowest level in almost half a century. So why are Wall Street and some economists suddenly worried about a recession? The U.S. economy is growing at...