UK economy

Heading for default

Turkey will set off the next emerging-market crisis

There’s more chance of a UK interest rate rise than you think

The Bank of England came close to raising interest rates yesterday. And, while many people think there’s little chance of it actually happening, it could be closer than you think.

Betting on politics: Election result confounds

The election result came as a surprise. Betting expert Matthew Partridge looks at how his punts have fared.

What next for Northern Ireland?

DUP leader Arlene Foster thinks a deal with the government is good news for Northern Ireland. Others are not so sure.

The intergenerational election

Social class is no longer a very good indicator of how people will vote, says Alex Rankine. But age is.

A dangerous mix is brewing

With inflation creeping up, investors should be on their guard, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What May’s car-crash election means for us all

In this topsy-turvy post-election world, all political assumptions made before 8 June have been consigned to the dustbin of history. It’s time for a rethink, writes John Stepek.

Why political paralysis isn’t always a bad thing

A strong government’s desire to tinker often results in ambitious legislation that doesn’t help anyone. On that basis, a hung parliament isn’t necessarily a bad thing, says John Stepek.

Mervyn King: trade imbalances a problem

Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King pins the blame on countries trying to “fix exchange rates at levels that are inconsistent with” balanced trade.

Some lessons on contrarian investing from my bad election call

The general election result will have caught many investors by surprise. John Stepek looks at what lessons can be learnt.

Gilts will have to get off the fence

Gilt yields have been steady for a while now, says Alice Gråhns. But that can’t last much longer.

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