With the number of contactless card transactions doubling last year, The UK is moving towards a cashless society. But that would make many small businesses much worse off.
Europe’s Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI), an index that tracks both business and consumer confidence in each country, jumped to 111.1 in June, the highest level since August 2007.
This week marks the tenth anniversary of the last interest rate rise in the UK, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s about time the Bank of England saw sense.
It’s ten years since the UK’s last interest-rate rise. Much has changed since then. But the economy is as broken as ever. John Stepek explores ways to fix it.
Forget interest rates or money-printing, central bankers’ most useful tool is expectations management. Tugging at bricks, testing reactions, keeping markets from tumbling. John Stepek explains how to play the game.
Matthew Partridge talks to an Irish-born entrepreneur about what Brexit holds for him and his business, and why he’s optimistic about the future.
Theresa May has struck a “confidence and supply” deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to back her minority government. Who are they? Simon Wilson reports.
Forget about France’s Emmanuel Macron, says Matthew Lynn. If you want to know how to sell the free market, look to Germany’s Christian Lindner.
The Family Building Society is offering a new fixed-rate “Brexit Bond”. But it’s best to steer clear, says Ruth Jackson.
Legendary investor Martin Taylor’s focus was on emerging markets.
Emerging markets offer plenty of potential, but the standard of listed companies is often poor. Cris Sholto Heaton picks five funds that focus on better-quality businesses.