Panic over – for now

The French election has thrown up few surprises, with the progressive centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron likely to win. John Stepek looks at what this means for your money.

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The darkening shadows over the UK commercial property market

Commercial property investors are getting increasingly worried about the market – just as local councils pile in. It’s a recipe for disaster, says John Stepek.

Even if Macron wins the French election, there could still be chaos

If Emmanuel Macron wins the French election by a small margin, it could cause chaos. It could even make France ungovernable, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Don’t bet on oil prices getting back above $70 a barrel

Despite the efforts of Opec and Russia, the price of a barrel of oil remains depressed. And it’s unlikely to climb much any time soon. John Stepek explains why.

Panic over – for now

The French election has thrown up few surprises, with the progressive centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron likely to win. John Stepek looks at what this means for your money.

The general election marks a change of direction

The general election will allow Theresa May to redefine the UK’s social contract, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What’s happened to the Garden Bridge?

It was supposed to bring a breath of fresh air to the Big Smoke. But the foundations for the proposed new walkway over the Thames are looking shaky. Simon Wilson reports.

Why elections shouldn’t worry investors

Elections have created a lot of hype, says Matthew Lynn. But investors should ignore the hype and focus their attention elsewhere.


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