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This week, John and Merryn look at what's really behind Britain's declining productivity growth; what the yield curve is and why we should be worried that it is flattening out; and Merryn's forthcoming show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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The economics of putting on an Edinburgh Fringe show

The Edinburgh Fringe may be a barrel of laughs, but the economics of putting on a show is serious business. Fringe performer Dominic Frisby counts the pennies.

What do Turkey, Italian debt and falling global house prices have in common?

For all their rhetoric, populists from Italy’s Matteo Salvini to Turkey’s President Erdogan will discover to their cost that they can’t fight the market. John Stepek explains what that will mean for your money.

Is Aim finally coming of age?

The Aim market of mostly smaller companies has traditionally been seen as a bit of a backwater. Is it time to change that view? Matthew Partridge talks to Paul Latham and Richard Power of fund management company Octopus.

How to protect yourself when you hire a car

Hiring a car can be a stressful business, with many hidden costs and sharp practices. Merryn Somerset Webb has some advice to make it a little less fraught.

Turkey is just the canary in the coal mine

Turkey’s President Erdogan is pointing fingers for the collapse of the lira. But Turkey was never a target, says John Stepek. Rather, it is a victim of a changing economic environment.

The hell of airport car hire, and how to make it better

Most people’s experience of airport car-hire isn’t a pleasant one, with long waits, hidden charges and a curious habit of not giving you the car you ordered. It needn’t be that bad, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The business of giving stuff away

Fidelity has introduced two tracker funds with no fees at all. Other industries will adopt a similar model. But how can you make a profit when the price of your product has fallen to zero?

What happens if we end up with a no-deal Brexit

There’s talk of chaos and the need to stockpile food and medicines – but what would really happen if Britain crashes out of the EU without a trade deal? Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter: Tesla and Turkey

As Elon Musk surprises investors – and possibly the SEC – and Turkey’s woes worsen,John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week’s events.

Things are getting ugly in Turkey – what does that mean for global markets?

Turkey’s currency is crashing, its debt is spiralling out of control, and foreign investors are deserting the country. If things get worse, says John Stepek, it could spark wider trouble.

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