The arrest of Meng Wanzhou may restart the US-China trade war, but it will just be a headwind of the looming global financial crash.
Nils Gilman is a futurist, pessimist and just about the smartest person you could follow on Twitter. He takes on banks, the GFC, social inequality, and where we as a species are heading.
US Republicans have edged a little closer to a deal with Barack Obama on the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. But what if that can't meet the deadline? Crikey looks at the consequences.
If recent momentum in business confidence is sustained -- and it might be -- global GDP growth in 2014 could reach a pace not seen since before the global financial meltdown.
The Big Bash of the debt crisis looks to be over and we are now in the long grind of debt reduction and low growth. But the financial world hasn't the patience for a five-day Test match.
Global markets face a nervous few weeks as they wait to assess the full impact of the devastating Japanese earthquake that has left the world’s third-largest economy confronted with its worst crisis since World War Two, says Karen Maley.
A major study of the returns from private equity firms over the past 40 years has produced some unusual insights into their performance, not the least of which is that the largest firms have produced the worst results.
A flood of figures and announcements from governments on Friday tell very different stories about where some of the world's major economies are a month into 2010.