Economy

Held to ransom by the hackers

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The cyber threat goes beyond hijacking computers. It’s about economics, politics, power and even human psychology. Simon Wilson looks at how we can protect ourselves.

Power to the people

What May's "Red Tory" manifesto means for you

  • When money's too important to leave to Mammon

Where’s the plan for post-Brexit Britain?

Nobody is talking about making Britain attractive to business in this election campaign, says Matthew Lynn. That is sure to be a costly mistake.

The market is running out of excuses to stay bullish

This is starting to feel like a market on borrowed time, says John Stepek. Be careful out there.

The world’s greatest investors: Harry Nimmo

Harry Nimmo focuses on smaller companies, using a bag of valuation tools, called “the Matrix”.

The Eurocrat striking fear into corporate America

Margrethe Vestager, the EU Commissioner for Competition, is determined to make America’s tech giants play by the European rule book.

Initial coin offerings: a risky ride into the Wild West of finance

Companies can now raise funds by issuing their own digital currencies. Ben Judge explains how initial coin offerings work.

This week in MoneyWeek: Macron leads the fight back in Europe

In MoneyWeek magazine this week: Europe’s new dawn; a new wildly popular way of raising finance; and why you should start saving for your kids’ education.

How to fix the housing crisis

The real scandal isn’t so much the lack of houses, says David C Stevenson. It’s the state subsidies paid to landlords.

Chart of the week: British shoppers get out the credit cards

Ultra-low interest rates mean that people are Britain are turning back to their credit cards, and shopping with money they don’t have.

A new lease of life for the eurozone

New French president Emmanuel Macron aims to kickstart his country’s half of the eurozone economic engine.

Betting on politics: Labour inches higher

In recent polls, Labour has climbed higher, says Matthew Partridge. The betting markets, however, remain unimpressed.

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