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The MoneyWeek Podcast

In her third podcast from the Edinburgh Festival , Merryn talks to John Stepek; Anne Richards, CEO of Fidelity International; and economist and journalist Francis Cairncross. Topics include: why we need to accept that experts will often be wrong; how student debt kills British entrepreneurialism; why Adam Smith would have loathed today’s crony capitalism; and has too much regulation broken banking?

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Once highly prized banking jobs on Wall Street or in the City have lost their allure, says Matthew Lynn.

Nuclear fusion – what it is, how it works and when it could be powering our lives

Securing unlimited clean, safe and carbon-free energy for the rest of time would be revolutionary for the world economy. Is this now within sight?

The charts that matter: hopes for a trade deal and a Brexit breakthrough

John Sepek looks at how the latest Brexit negotiations have affected the chart that matter most to the global economy.

Vietnam: winning Trump’s trade war

There’s been one clear winner in the US-China trade war so far – Vietnam. Many investors see it as the developing world’s next big thing.

Currency Corner: the Romanian leu – a currency that has fallen even harder than the pound

In this week’s currency corner, Dominic Frisby takes look at the Romanian leu, which has, over the years, been something of a dog. Much like the pound, in fact.

The US Federal Reserve is quietly paving the way for further stimulus

America’s central bank is printing money again. It’s not more QE, says the Fed, it’s just maintaining the current level of liquidity. John Stepek explains what’s going on and how it will affect you.

Traders keep their faith in the Federal Reserve

The S&P 500 continues to rise. But the idea that the US Federal Reserve can hold off a recession by rate cuts alone is optimistic.

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Eight of the best houses for around £600,000, from a 17th-century thatched cottage in Wiltshire to a maisonette in London’s Brackenbury Village.

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The return of the Land Rover Defender

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Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

India’s banking crisis deepens

Bad loans are rising at India’s fourth-largest private bank by assets and the lender needs fresh capital to plug the gap. And it’s not alone.

Pensions freeze is a slap in the face for GE employees

Bad news for workers at General Electric (GE). The company will be freezing retirement benefits for 20,000 employees in order to cut billions from its pension deficit and debt pile.

HKEX beats a retreat from London Stock Exchange takeover bid

Hong Kong’s stockmarket operator has abandoned its bid for the London Stock Exchange. It always looked unlikely to work.

The answer to our woes is to reverse quantitative easing

Quantitative easing isn’t doing what it is supposed to do. Reversing it might, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Brexit: Will we stay or will we go? And what does it mean for investors?

Brexit has descended into a farcical war of attrition. John Stepek looks at what it all means for your money – whatever the eventual outcome – and picks some of the best stocks to buy now.

It’s “Brexit or bust” for Boris

Boris Johnson’s strategy is straightforward – to make sure that he’s “the people’s choice” at the inevitable upcoming general election

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