The middle class in America is in crisis, with incomes falling and life expectancy worsening. Why? And what can be done about it? Simon Wilson reports.
A peaceful, slumbering dragon? Think again, economist and commentator George Magnus tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
Plain packaging could deal a fatal blow to the tobacco industry, says Alex Williams. It’s time to sell.
In MoneyWeek this week: investing in a world of flatlining interest rates; George Magnus on China; plus, how stop rogue tenants from running off with your house.
The slide in the oil price has blown a hole in Saudi Arabia’s budget with the deficit reaching 15% of GDP last year.
Italy has gone through a whole global recovery with no growth. What’s gone wrong, asks Andrew Van Sickle.
Earnings and valuations are unappealing, while another headwind is an increasingly hawkish central bank, says Andrew Van Sickle.
The “new normal” of below 2% is bad news for income-orientated investors – but accept a bit of risk and there’s still money to be made, says David C Stevenson.
It could be time to move beyond the conventional balanced portfolio, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and take a little risk.
The financial elite led us into the 2008 crisis. And those same people are still in charge. John Stepek looks at where they might lead us next.
The economics of Brexit are complex, with arguments on both sides, says Matthew Lynn. Mark Carney should have left people to make up their own minds.