Oil bulls are hoping that Saudi Arabia will cut production to prop up the flagging oil price. But they’re likely to be disappointed, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
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The chancellor has made it clear that he has buy-to-let investors firmly in his sights. John Stepek explains what it means for the economy, and for the property market.
Markets have been remarkably stable since the financial crisis. But stability breeds risk, says John Stepek. Now they’re wobbling – and it won’t take much to send them tumbling.
With borrowing higher than expected, George Osborne has some tricky choices to make in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at what might be in his sights.
The political fallout is likely to be huge – but what does the upheaval mean for markets and economies? John Stepek explains.
Markets have a habit of shaking off tragedies. But with Europe, says John Stepek – this time it’s different.
The US Federal Reserve is keen to convince everyone that it could raise interest rates this year. John Stepek looks at how likely that is, and what it would mean.
Renewable energy will one day replace fossil fuels. The technology that will make it happen? The battery. John Stepek examines the future of electricity, and what it means for you.
Business is booming for housebuilders, with over 150,000 homes built last year. John Stepek looks at what that means for Britain’s sky-high house prices.
When investing in funds you can choose to go ‘active’ or ‘passive’. But there’s a third option, says John Stepek. And it offers the worst of both worlds.