Economy

Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said on Sunday, sticking to

Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka PM as crisis nears end

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s prime minister on Sunday, making a remarkable comeback weeks

Trade war has given agricultural merchants a boost

ON DECEMBER 10TH Bunge, an American agribusiness giant, announced plans to replace both its chairman and its CEO. The move may

In Africa, agricultural insurance often falls on stony ground

JACKSON LEWANGU looks up at the clouds scudding above the dry plains of northern Kenya. And, somewhere higher still, a

Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa to resign as fears of govt shutdown grow

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign from his post, his son said on Friday, in

The perils of trying to time the market

JESSE LIVERMORE earned his reputation as a talented speculator by pocketing a tidy sum during the Panic of 1907. Mindful

Urjit Patel, the head of the Reserve Bank of India, resigns

LAST MONTH Viral Acharya, a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), suggested in a speech that the

After a disastrous year, a whiff of optimism is in the air

  ARGENTINA IS FAMED as much for its financial crashes as for its juicy steaks and nifty footballers. But even

Jair Bolsonaro must tackle Brazil’s soaring pensions spending

  “WE CAN’T SAVE Brazil by killing old people,” says Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s next president. He is referring to the

Pelosi says U.S. House Democrats will begin process to obtain Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will begin to seek President Donald Trump’s tax returns – a move likely