The week in review

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Hope emerging

Hope emerging

Emerging markets recovered sharply last week after a hefty rate hike by the Turkish central bank and a more modest – but still applauded – one by the Russian monetary authority. Read more >>

Layman’s hate

Layman’s hate

A decade ago the bottom fell out of Lehman Brothers and the global financial crisis well and truly got going. Read more >>

Hot-rodding NAFTA

Hot-rodding NAFTA

Donald Trump hammered out a new trade deal with Mexico last week, but negotiations with Canada have been less fruitful. Read more >>

Truth is stranger than fake news

Truth is stranger than fake news

For all the talk of fake news, it would be hard to dream up something stranger than the actual events of the past week in the US. And, weirdly, the markets barely shrugged. Read more >>

Review of the week: Yin and Yang

Review of the week: Yin and Yang

Copper is the world’s favoured conduit of electrical current. It is also a popular method of tracking the conduit of global trade. Read more >>

Review of the week: Burnt Turkey

Review of the week: Burnt Turkey

Every now and then, financial markets lay a beating on a nation with a severity that seems completely unjustified. Read more >>

Review of the week: A new speed limit

Review of the week: A new speed limit

Well, we thought it would never happen: the Bank of England (BoE) actually went through with a 25-basis-point interest rate hike on Thursday. Read more >>

Review of the week: Hot streak

Review of the week: Hot streak

It’s been a red hot week. Temperatures soared around the globe, sparking forest fires in the Arctic Circle and Brits to long for winter. Read more >>

Review of the week: Boom time

Review of the week: Boom time

American company earnings grew 20% in the second quarter, relative to a year ago, and profit margins are at record levels. Read more >>

Review of the week: Reality bites

Review of the week: Reality bites

The UK has had a tough couple of years since it voted to leave the EU. Half-cooked plans and hedges and fudges and vitriol and frustration have been the daily reality for Britons since the referendum. The government has struggled to do most anything but argue bitterly over a confoundingly intricate... Read more >>