A B.C. woman has been fined $500 for renting out a garden shed to a homeless couple and their three dogs. A power cord that ran from the woman’s house in Kelowna, B.C., supplied electricity to the small metal building, for which she was charging r
Monetary policy remains in the hands of money-printing Keynesians like Ben Bernanke, while Americans were forced to choose between the two Keynesian presidential candidates – Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Yet in China, policy-makers have begun welcom
As one year of sluggish growth spills into the next, there is growing debate about what to expect over the coming decades. (VIDEO of Oxford Debate)
Standard & Poor's cut Greece's sovereign long-term foreign currency credit rating to "selective default" from an already low "CCC" rating. Last week Greece and its international lenders reached a deal to lower the country's debt burden, which incl
Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating for troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena -- the world's oldest surviving lender -- to speculative-grade status of BB+ from BBB-. The ratings agency said it was also placing the bank on negative outlo
The euro zone's economic downturn appeared to ease slightly in November, while U.S. and worldwide data provided indications that the chill that has gripped the global economy is improving.
The company thinks its novel solar technology can take on competitors in China.
If you want to send a roomful of 100 wealth managers into an icy chill, have Russell Napier address them.
On the table in today’s political debate is the concept of raising taxes on some, or even all Americans (should the fiscal cliff kick in).
Multinational firms like Google, Amazon, and Starbucks are coming under new pressure in the UK to pay their fair of corporate taxes.
Steadily – and stealthily – Goldman Sachs is carrying out a global coup d’etat.
Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa was feeling the heat in February when he was summoned to parliament five times to explain what he planned to do to get Japan out of its deflation doldrums.
As China's growing economy shift to being consumer-driven from being export-driven, companies exposed to discretionary spending have boomed.
A new opinion poll suggests that the German people are rather unenthusiastic about the Greek aid package (which their elected representatives just approved).
Latin American stocks gained on Thursday as optimism U.S. political leaders may avert a fiscal crisis fed demand for riskier assets, driving Brazilian stocks to their highest one-day gain since mid-September.
Government moves energy from the future to the past, Bonner writes, from what will be to what used to be, and finally, to what will be no more.
There's been a lot more talk about the "Japan problem" again lately, with growth flailing, the trade gap going negative, and the likely election of a pro-inflation candidate.
A new global league table, produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit for Pearson, has found Finland to be the best education system in the world.
50 charts that depict the Keynesian-created disaster
Last week Citi's Edward Morse put out a note declaring "the commodity super cycle is over".
British Prime Minister David Cameron is standing up for Britain against Brussels, or that is what we're led to believe.
The 47-year-old banker also has strong ties with the UK – he is married to a British woman, studied at Oxford University and lived in London for a time while working for Goldman Sachs.
After 2 days of divisive talks, leaders from 27 European Union nations failed to reach an agreement on their trillion-dollar budget. The leaders met in Brussels to try to hammer out a strategic 7-year budget that aims to spur economic activity in Eur
Scientist Matt Ridley spoke on the parallels between the work of Adam Smith and Charles Darwin, as both markets and evolution are very similar examples of experimental processes that improve our standing in the world we inhabit.
Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, is well known for his ultra-bearish commentary.
Judge orders repayment of $1.3bn to 'vulture funds' as debt campaigners hit out at speculators' behaviour
European Commission president warned that infrastructure projects crucial to the growth of member states will be hit
The Philippines is richly endowed with minerals. So rich, in fact, that individuals can make an excellent living by mining illegal claims through dangerous, primitive methods.
Economic Illiterates Debate Monetary Policy; Monetarist Mush
Merkel's day of reckoning as taxpayer haircut on Greece looms ... Germany, Holland, and the creditor states of northern Europe have not lost a single cent on eurozone rescue packages, so far.