World economy at risk of another financial crash, says IMF
October 11, 2018

Debt is above 2008 level and failure to reform banking system could trigger crisis

The world economy is at risk of another financial meltdown, following the failure of governments and regulators to push through all the reforms needed to protect Continue reading

Lehman Brothers collapse: where are the key figures now?
October 11, 2018

Ten years ago this weekend the investment banks bankruptcy caused panic in US and UK

Ten years ago this weekend Lehman Brothers crashed into bankruptcy the biggest corporate failure in history and sent the worlds financial system reeling close Continue reading

Lehman collapse: what has happened to the markets since?
September 29, 2018

The effect on the FTSE 100 through to pensions, house prices and savers

Stock market returns since Lehmans collapse

Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on 15 September 2008, prompting a fall in the FTSE 100 of 4%. It was the Continue reading

Ten years after the financial crash, the timid left should be full of regrets | Larry Elliott
September 6, 2018

Capitalisms near-death experience was a golden opportunity for progressives. But they blew it, says the Guardians economics editor Larry Elliott

Placards are being prepared. Photo-opportunities are being organised. A list of demands is being drawn up by a coalition Continue reading

Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram
May 12, 2018

The long read: Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown

The original Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, was a rogue trader convicted Continue reading

Bitcoin biggest bubble in history, says economist who predicted 2008 crash
March 3, 2018

Nouriel Roubini calls cryptocurrency the mother of all bubbles as it falls below $8,000

Bitcoin biggest bubble in history, says economist who predicted 2008 crash

Nouriel Roubini calls cryptocurrency the mother of all bubbles as it falls below $8,000 Continue reading

Bitcoin price soars above $11,000 as central bankers seek to calm fears
December 28, 2017

Bank of England and Fed officials say cryptocurrency is too small to threaten world economy amid warnings of bubble

Bitcoin topped $11,000 on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after hitting $10,000 for the first time, as central bankers on both Continue reading