Barclays goes on trial

Four former banking executives have been charged with fraud over the bailout of Barclays by Qatar in 2008. Will the trial really be in the public interest? Simon Wilson reports.

Selling the silver

Beware of investment trusts that are spending beyond their means

This week in MoneyWeek: can Macron fix France?

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: Emmanuel Macron’s bid to transform France, five funds for a global portfolio, and how to save money without even thinking about it.

The best investment idea to back now

The NHS ransomware affair highlighted the need for ever better cyber security. David C Stevenson tips the best funds to profit.

Gig economy report: a “forlorn tribute to compromise”

Matthew Taylor’s Good Work report on the gig economy has satisfied no one, which is as much as could be expected.

Weakened May begs for support

Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to seek greater consensus on Brexit. Emily Hohler reports.

Betting on politics: How to set your margin of error

Matthew Partridges explains how to decide on your margin of error when gambling on politics.

Islamic State defeat: a pivotal moment for Iraq

This week Iraqi troops declared victory over Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, having recaptured virtually all of the territory they lost.

Trump’s “smoking gun”?

Explosive emails show that Donald Trump’s son welcomed a purported Russian government effort to help his father’s presidential campaign.

Why have US wages stayed so low?

The US labour market has roared back to life, but wages are yet to catch up.

Chart of the week: motorbike makers’ mid-life crisis

America’s motorcycle industry hit a wall during the Great Recession – and never clambered back into the saddle as older riders hang up their leathers.

Brazil gets the benefit of the doubt

Investors appear to have become immune to Brazil’s dysfunctional politics.

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