Trainers, sneakers in shop

Walking a mile in China’s shoes likely to cost US shoppers dear

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump may figuratively have shot himself in the foot. Another industry is about to become a casualty of America’s escalating trade war...
EU budget, tightening the belt

EU looks to balance post-Brexit books, but it isn’t plain sailing

By Jason Agnew AS BREXIT flounders to its uncertain conclusion, the 27 remaining EU countries are contemplating life after the departure of the most contentious...
US 2020 election map

Facebook takes down foreign posts targeting US elections

FACEBOOK has admitted taking down four foreign interference operations originating from Iran and Russia, apparently linked to the US 2020 presidential elections. The Russian Internet...
Boris Johnson, UK PM, looking serious

The incredible Boris lets his imagination take flight

BV’s JASON AGNEW gives Boris Johnson a poke with a pointy stick, and considers the likely outcomes of Brexit — at this stage… IT’S A...
RAF Tempest concept

Up in arms about arms — DSEI event’s ethical enemies are all set to...

PEACE doesn’t have much of a chance at London’s docklands this week as Europe’s biggest arms fair opens its doors. The Docklands’ Excel centre is...
Argentina flag with dollar bills

Argentina slaps controls on forex in bid to salvage peso

ARGENTINA has imposed capital controls to halt a slump in foreign currency reserves and save the peso. The central bank has set a five-day limit...
Yuan currency

Yuan tumbles to lowest level in a decade as US tariffs imposed

THE US has accused Beijing of currency manipulation after the Chinese yuan dropped to its lowest level in more than 10 years. The rate now...
Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

Born under a bad sign? Libra seems set to face opposition

THE TRUMP administration’s all-encompassing “national security concerns” have been invoked once more, this time in relation to Facebook’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency,...
Adam Smith bust

How Adam Smith became a (surprising) hero to conservative economists

By Glory M Liu* PEOPLE like to fight over Adam Smith. To some, the Scottish philosopher is the patron saint of capitalism who wrote that...
Venezuela Flag

Venezuela’s cash crisis, coupled with blackouts, leaves country’s population in the direst of straits

VENEZUELA has the world’s largest oil reserves — and no money. Rampant inflation and depleted reserves of almost worthless bolivar banknotes have created a nightmare...