Markets and the money flows

This week people have been asking if the bond bull market is finally ending. Is this a good sign? Economic recovery is tricky: bubbles, tapering, inflation, politics — many factors complicate the picture. Here’s the best of our comment and analysis

A sell-off in government bonds has triggered fresh concern that a three-decade boom in the $50tn market could be coming to an end

It is a little too easy to believe that the long bull market is finally over

But growth remains vulnerable to financial crises, inflation shocks and war

Wages and corporate spending among the topics to watch in business and economics

Greater access to capital has seen companies stay private for longer. But is this about to change?

Governments and leveraged borrowers would suffer if interest rates rise quickly

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Which currency is the one to watch this year?

It is easy to laugh at past follies exaggerated for comic or sermonising effect

Evidence is early and fragmentary but it is a question that should be kept under review

Economic recovery should not obscure need for reform of Europe’s financial system

Debate on risk-sharing defines a class struggle of an unconventional sort

The company George Eastman founded is jumping on a crowded and unstable bandwagon

Letter from R T Leuchtkafer, New York, NY, US — Tuesday’s most read letter