Rich nations can green their own economies all they want. If they don’t provide the funds to repeat the trick around the world, it will all be in vain.
For David Fickling's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Voters have identified their issue. Whether new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese can deliver is an open question.
Political upheaval can accelerate food insecurity, particularly when the system is based on shaky foundations.
Low-cost calories are at the heart of the next big health crisis — and we have no systems in place to deal with the fallout.
Each summer in India is a fresh roll of the dice on whether a freak event will occur that leads to a vast number of deaths.
Other countries use tax cuts and subsidies to soften the impact of higher fuel costs on consumers. Congress should bite the bullet and do the same.
In an increasingly divided world, it makes sense to look for a good alternative to the greenback. Now is not that time.
Gold has mostly traded sideways since the start of the year, and the usual negative correlation between higher U.S. Treasury yields and lower gold prices — and vice versa — has disappeared.
Oil production this month will rise to 8.54 million barrels a day — just 730,000 barrels below the record in November 2019.
Operating 24 hours a day, the only way coal mines can increase output in a hurry is to skimp on maintenance, making for a dangerous situation.