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Is America approaching peak tip?

Jun 20 2024

The country’s gratuity madness may soon calm, so long as Donald Trump does not get his way
America’s rich never sell their assets. How should they be taxed?

Jun 20 2024

It is tempting to tax them during their lives. It is wiser to do so after their deaths
Indian state capitalism looks to be in trouble

Jun 20 2024

A weakened Narendra Modi is bad news for investors in government-controlled firms
Europe faces an unusual problem: ultra-cheap energy

Jun 20 2024

The continent is failing to adapt to a renewables boom
Think Nvidia looks dear? American shares could get pricier still

Jun 19 2024

Investors are willing to follow whichever narrative paints the rosiest picture
How bad could things get in France?

Jun 18 2024

The country’s next prime minister faces a brutal fiscal crunch
Why house prices are surging once again

Jun 16 2024

In America, Australia and parts of Europe, property markets have shrugged off higher interest rates
China’s currency is not as influential as once imagined

Jun 13 2024

Its share of international reserves has stalled
The cracks in America’s ultra-strong labour market

Jun 13 2024

With a big discrepancy in jobs data, the economy may be weaker than it seems
Rumours of the trade deal’s death are greatly exaggerated

Jun 13 2024

Plenty of countries are in a dealmaking rush