Economics

Brexit and the City

The City was largely in favour of remaining in the EU and was worried about the prospects for business if we voted Leave. What’s on the cards for the financiers?

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Turkey: a no-fly zone for investors

Turkey’s equity market and the Turkish lira, which had fallen sharply in the wake of the country’s failed coup, have recovered some of their lost ground. But the gains may not last: there is still a great deal to worry about.

The problem with 'athleisure'

Athleisure is the hottest new trend to hit the fashion high street, says Chris Carter. There is, however, one slight problem with it.

The depressing truth about making money in today’s markets

Want to make money in the markets? You could do it the hard way. Or you could find a market that’s been warped by central banks’ endless streams of cash.

This week in MoneyWeek: Where next for Britain?

The direction the new prime minister could take the country, the potential benefits of “People’s QE”, and how to cut your losses and bank your winners.

The generation game: should we pity the millennials?

A recent study suggests young people are set to become the first generation to be poorer than their parents. Chris Carter reports.

Japan looks towards "helicopter money"

Japan may be about to spearhead an even more radical monetary policy than quantitative easing: helicopter money.

We need a “debt jubilee” to fix the economy

Brexit was for the best, but Britain is still the “walking dead of debt”. There’s a simple solution, Steve Keen tells Merryn Somerset Webb…

Troubled challenger banks: worth a punt?

Challenger banks have seen their shares plummet since Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Is now the time to buy in, asks Sarah Moore.

Chart of the week: electric cars move into the fast lane

Almost 50,000 electric and hybrid cars were sold in the UK in the first six months of 2016, with one in every 30 cars now electric or hybrid. At this rate, sales will eclipse those of petrol and diesel cars by 2027.

Misery lurks beneath the figures

While Britain’s economic figures look healthy, there’s no disguising what lurks beneath, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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