A selection of letters sent in to the MoneyWeek office, and their replies.
There are signs that Europe’s recovery is finally trickling down to Italy, while Spain is on a roll.
The United Nations Security Council has approved new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest missile and nuclear tests.
The markets had quite a surprise last week when Donald Trump announced a deal with the Democrats to pave the way for $15bn in disaster relief and to raise the US debt ceiling.
Protesters, galvanised by trade unions, have gathered to fight a French president’s plans to reform the economy. But Macron is so far showing no signs of giving in.
We’ve drifted a long way from the ‘80s and ‘90s goals of a shareholding democracy, says Max King. A new investment trust aims to get us back on course.
With disgruntled unions and inflation on the rise, investors can be forgiven for having a sense of deja vu, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney made the right noises on interest rates again today. But yet again failed to follow through with any action.
“Real” interest rates – after inflation – have fallen to negative 2.65%. And they’re unlikely to turn positive any time soon. In fact, they could fall further still, says John Stepek.
Matthew Partridge talks to Shamir Patel of Chemist 4 U about how Brexit, and the possibility of leaving the single market, could affect the UK’s pharmacies.
Just two sectors are keeping Britain’s high streets alive – estate agents and restaurants. Now, even their numbers are dwindling. But things can still be fixed, says Matthew Lynn.