Economy

Echoes of the past

In a week of anniversaries, some things haven’t changed, says John Stepek. Except that today’s investment environment is far trickier.

US-Turkey relations in crisis

A tit-for-tat freeze on non-immigrant visas has sent relations between America and Turkey into a chill.

John Redwood: bullish on Asia

Asian markets have started to come back to the party after several years of poor performance, reckons strategist John Redwood.

A Star Wars sequel that will not disappoint

Firms providing the next generation of missile-defence systems stand to gain from growing global tensions. Buy in to share the spoils, says John Stepek.

Investors are not rational beings

For many economists, the fact that people aren’t 100% clear-minded, analytical and rational is a bizarrely new thought, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What’s the next move for Catalonia and what does it mean for markets?

Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, pledged to declare independence after his region’s recent referendum. John Stepek looks at how likely that is, and what might it mean for markets.

Richard Thaler: the less attention you pay, the more money you'll have

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author, academic and fund manager Richard Thaler about pensions freedom, central bankers and fund management fees.

Steven Woolfe MEP: Theresa May must call Brussels’ bluff

The EU isn’t negotiating Brexit in good faith, says MEP Steven Woolfe. The PM should call its bluff, making it clear that “no deal is better than a bad deal”.

Is gambling out of control in Britain?

The issue of problem gambling has shot up the agenda, with the government considering a crackdown. A genuine problem – or a moral panic? Matthew Partridge reports.

Why you should bet big on London

Ignore all the stories of doom surrounding London, says Matthew Lynn. It’s time to buy in to the city’s growth.

Here’s what happened to the world’s most important prices this week

John Stepek takes his weekly look at the eight charts that matter most to the global economy.

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