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

South Korea’s record run

The Kospi index has just risen to a new all-time high despite South Korea’s political turmoil.

Will the Republicans turn on Trump?

Donald Trump’s sacking of FBI chief James Comey has attracted suspicion over his dealings with the Russians.

The calm before the storm?

Investors are taking today’s turbulent times all in their stride, says Andrew Van Sickle. They could be in for a shock.

Virus attack is a wake-up call for business

Microsoft tries to duck the blame over the Wannacry ransomware that has infected over 200,000 computers worldwide.

Tories hanker for the 70s too

Theresa May goes after Labour voters with her extension of workers’ rights. Emily Hohler reports.

Macron’s victory heralds a new dawn for Europe

The last eight years have seen Europe stagnate, but now the long-delayed recovery may finally be taking place. Matthew Partridge looks at how to profit.

Cutting the cost of saving

Investors have long waited for politicians to cut the cost of saving, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now the market is doing that itself.

Why I’m getting excited about investing in Asia

Improved connectivity and technology will spawn an enormous global economic boom. And one of the regions that will benefit the most is Asia. Dominic Frisby explains why.

This virus is huge news for cybersecurity stocks – and bitcoin

The WannaCry ransomware attack is a wake-up call. It has huge implications for cybersecurity – and for bitcoin. John Stepek explains why, and how to profit from improving computer security.

The thorny electoral problem of “the rich”

Tax-hungry politicians like to target the rich. But defining who qualifies as rich is tricky, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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