Economists understand little about the causes of growth

OVER the past decade economists have been intensely scrutinised for their intellectual failings in the run-up to the 2007-08 financial crisis. Yet had the recession that followed been more severe—wiping a quarter off the GDP of every advanced economy, say—those …

Reality Check: Who controls your data?

Image copyright Getty Images New data protection rules will come into force in the UK in May. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change how companies and individuals collect, store and share data. With the biggest change to …

An American ban puts China’s ZTE in peril

TALK of restricting the use of Chinese telecoms equipment in the West is growing. This week the curbs went the other way, when America banned its companies from selling hardware and software for seven years to one of China’s state-owned …

Banks And Cryptocurrencies Global Evaluation: Europe

European leaders seem to have finally come to a consensus that the innovative technology underlying crypto-assets “has the potential to improve efficiency and inclusiveness of the financial system and economy more broadly,” as emphasized at the G20 summit in Argentina …