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Thumping Trump

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How likely is a UK-US trade deal?

President Donald Trump has pledged to maintain a trade deal with Britain after Brexit in March 2019. On what terms and is it in Britain’s interests to sign up?

How to cope with incredibly noisy markets

Donald Trump and the reaction to him are making headlines around the world – and making waves in the financial markets. John Stepek explains how to deal with it all.

Trump’s rhetoric marks the start of global trade war

Donald Trump’s sabre rattling against China could spark a trade war between the tow countries that coiuld quickly envelop the rest of the globe.

Michael Fish wasn't all wrong

Economists have been compared to poor, old Michael Fish. Yet, investors could learn a thing or two from the weatherman, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Hugh Hendry: Japan has taken bold steps

Eclectica Asset Management’s Hugh Hendry reckons we could soon be seeing inflation in Japan.

Planning for the unknowable in 2017

There’s plenty of unease as to what lies ahead this year, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But investors need not worry.

What the New Year may hold in store for investors

Could 2017 finally see the collapse of Europe? Or have we already passed peak-populism? Could we see a war between the US and China? John Stepek chairs our Roundtable discussion.

The pharma price-gouging scandal

Pharmaceutical companies have hit the headlines for hiking prices for life-saving drugs by shocking amounts. What’s going on? Simon Wilson reports.

Mark Mobius: populist parties set to continue

Emerging-markets fund manager Mark Mobius reckons we can expect to see populist parties do well for a while longer.

Could Donald Trump be America’s Maggie Thatcher?

According to one of the world’s most successful investors, there are parallels between Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power in Britain and Donald Trump becoming US president. John Stepek explains.

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