The Economist

Dots, dashes and dating apps

IN OUR TRANSATLANTIC podcast collaboration, The Secret History of the Future, The Economists Tom Standage and Seth Stevenson of Slate unearth curious tales hidden in the history of technology, and ask what they can tell us about the future. In the 19th ce

America heaps more sanctions on Venezuela

AFTER THE axis of evil comes the exclusive club of rogue nations. That at least is how John Bolton, Donald Trumps national security advisor, described Venezuelas place in the world when he spoke on the sidelines of a conference in Lima, the capital of Per

Yuan-a fight?

PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has accused China of being a currency manipulator, after the Chinese currency po qi or cracked 7 against the US dollar a psychologically significant valuefor the first time in over a decade. How will this escalation of the US-China