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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist and author Professor Steve Keen about Brexit, GDP and People's QE, and how cancelling debt could avert the next financial crisis.

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Certainly out of the European Union, she has promised. But what else has our new prime minster got up her sleeve? John Stepek reports, and looks at the stocks set to profit.
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Almost 50,000 electric and hybrid cars were sold in the UK in the first six months of 2016. At this rate, sales will eclipse those of petrol and diesel cars by 2027.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
This is the book that no investor should be without
Concentrated Investing, by Allen Benello, Michael van Biema and Tobias Carlisle
An original approach to both value investing and diversification
The Defensive Value Investor, by John Kingham
An accessible and engaging guide for any stock-picking private investor
Postcapitalism: A Guide To Our Future, by Paul Mason
A thought-provoking work on capitalism, whether you agree with him or not

The financial industry still doesn’t get how to treat its customers

The FCA wants credit card companies to help prevent their customers getting in debt that they can’t get out of. But they really shouldn’t need to be told, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Brexit: can you really blame Facebook?

Facebook is so good at giving us what we think we want that we never see anything that challenges our world view, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We need to burst our own online bubbles.

Is this the beginning of the end for cash?

NatWest has warned it could charge customers for holding their money. It’s a worrying signal about the way things are going, says John Stepek. It could lead to the end of cash.

Markets: FTSE 100 creeps back up

The FTSE 100 rose slightly yesterday, up 0.2% to close at 6,724.

Delivery drones are(n’t) taking to our skies

Online retail giant Amazon is to test fly delivery drones in UK skies. Mischa Frankl-Duval looks at how likely we are to see them bringing parcels to our doorsteps.

What if the US and Japanese central banks surprise us all this week?

Markets are watching US and Japanese central banks this week as they decide where to take monetary policy next. Here’s what might happen, and how it could affect you.

Markets: oil stocks drag FTSE 100 down

The FTSE 100 slipped back yesterday, closing down 0.3% at 6,710.

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