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Canada slides into recession

Canada’s GDP shrunk at an annualised 0.5% rate in the second quarter, after a 0.8% fall in the first – so the country is now technically in recession.

Migrant crisis: “An exodus of Biblical proportions”

The number of migrants entering Europe is expected to rise to 3,000 a day over the next few months, with the favoured destination Germany.

40 years of hurt

Forget four months, says Bill Bonner. A market recovery could take 40 years.

Seeing through a distorted world

We live in a bizarre, fake world, says Dan Denning. Dominated by fake money printed by people who are faking it.

Halting the free movement of people will mean the death of the EU

Europe’s inability to cope with the migrant crisis could mean the closure of internal borders. And without the free movement of people, the EU is doomed.

3 September 1843: Greeks revolt against their German king

Fresh-faced King Otto, installed after independence from the Ottoman Empire, wasn’t a hit with the Greek public. And today in 1843, they rebelled.

Price discovery, the natural rate of interest and the price of money

Central banks claim to set interest rates for the benefit of all. But the way they manipulate the price of money is hurting all but a very small elite.

Is this the end for the tip?

Nothing divides the British and the Americans more than our attitudes to tipping.

One more crisis and Jeremy Corbyn could be PM

“Jeremy Corbyn is not going to be Prime Minister”, says Tony Blair. He’s wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Corbyn is just one crisis away from Number 10.

Chinese politicians don’t have a magic wand – but it’s not the end of the world

China’s authoritarian government has made a mess of dealing with its stockmarket crash. But it’s OK, says John Stepek. There’s no need to panic. Here’s why.

2 September 1945: Japan signs its unconditional surrender

On this day in 1945 – 70 years ago – Japanese officials formally surrendered, ending the Second World War, and creating the conditions for Japan’s economic miracle.

You can’t keep a good crash down

The problem we had in 2008 is exactly the same problem we have today, says Dan Denning. The world is on the brink of disaster again.

How you're paying for Scotland’s doughnut binge

With waiting times up and the country gripped by “austerity”, the NHS in Scotland is spending millions on prescribing biscuits, hot-dogs and doughnuts to coeliacs. It’s crazy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How super-low interest rates are ruining the economy

Super-low interest rates are not helping Britain’s economy recover, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They’re holding it back.

Absolute return funds: too good to be true?

Absolute return funds that protect investors from the worst of a downturn are becoming popular. Should you invest in them? Piper Terrett investigates.

Go shopping for cheap consumer stocks

This fund has taken advantage of the recent stockmarket dip to go bargain hunting.

Has oil’s big comeback started already?

In the last few days, the oil price has shot up. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the spike, and what the future may hold for the oil market.

Are pension Isas a good idea?

Pensions and Isas both offer savers tax-efficient ways to save, but in slightly different ways. So, how will a ‘pensions Isa’ work? Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

How funds have held up in the carnage – and a steady earner to buy now

The devastating effect of falling oil prices on funds should have come as no surprise, says David C Stevenson.

1 September 1859: the ‘Carrington Event’, the biggest solar storm ever recorded

On this day in 1859, a huge mass of magnetic particles erupted from the sun and hit the earth, knocking out telegraphs and putting on a spectacular display in the skies.

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