The “doom loop” is the term used by the World Bank to describe the co-dependence between highly indebted governments and the often fragile banks which hold their bonds. Italy is not the only country in this predicament, writes Victor Hill.
Eurozone economies are slowing. Meanwhile, the May-Barnier deal Brexit looks dead in the water. What would happen if a Eurozone recession coincided with a no-deal Brexit? Victor Hill thinks it’s time to batten the hatches.
As the Withdrawal Agreement approaches its moment of truth, the UK is already plotting a course for new trading arrangements in the wider world. That’s if we are ever let out of our cage, writes Victor Hill.
When is a deal a betrayal and why is UK business frantically preparing for no-deal? Victor Hill thinks investors should focus on three key things.
On Tuesday President Trump’s Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives but retained the Senate with an increased majority. Will this make the President nicer? Probably not, writes Victor Hill.
RIP Austerity. She was an ugly girl and no one really liked her – though her funeral on Monday was still touching. But has she joined the undead? Victor Hill investigates.
On 02 October a Saudi journalist was murdered in bizarre circumstances in Istanbul – John le Carré meets Stephen King. Everything you think you know about this event is the product of the rampant global information war. Victor Hill joins some dots.
Last week New York wobbled and the London market retreated to 7,000. European equities look fragile and emerging markets look tubercular. Is this the beginning of a global market correction or a bout of passing jitters? Victor Hill investigates.
A report by the IPCC out this week tells us we are pretty much doomed unless we change our lifestyles drastically now. The pivot towards renewables was already gaining momentum. In fact, our planet must become carbon neutral by 2050. Victor Hill asks: Is that realistic?
David Cameron called the Brexit referendum to lance the European boil. Instead, it has riven the Tory Party in two, raising the terrifying prospect of a Corbyn government. And relations with Europe, post-divorce, could be anything but warm. Victor Hill asks: How will it all end?