It is time to pay more attention to the geopolitical party poopers at Davos. While the world certainly hasn’t been peaceful, several years have gone by since a conflict or act of terror had a meaningful global economic impact. This year, though, economic ripples from latent conflicts are a realistic threat.
A year ago, China came to Davos with one highly important task: calm the world down about its tottering financial markets. A year hence, many of those problems have been swept under the rug.
As investors fall out of love with President-elect Donald Trump, they are rekindling some affection for bonds.
Americans say they’re feeling more upbeat about the economy. Retailers will be forgiven if they don’t quite believe that. Retail sales rose 0.6% in December, a result that fell slightly short of economists’ forecasts.
It’s still early in Fiat Chrysler’s regulatory drama, but it looks like the company is in a better position versus the regulators than Volkswagen. It’s the company’s finances that make it vulnerable.
User base is crucial is crucial in videogames. If Nintendo wants its new Switch system to break the Playstation-Xbox duopoly, it needs to switch its pricing strategy.
China’s export growth is lagging behind that of its Asian peers just as other economic drivers are poised to slow
If Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the next Volkswagen, its stock has further to fall.