Three things matter for the UK housing market now – and “location” isn’t one of them
The UK housing market is frozen. And when it does eventually thaw out, the traditional factors that drive prices will no longer apply. The day of reck…
How the coronavirus pandemic is killing cash
Covid-19 is making a huge difference to the way we live, work and do business. One of its less obvious effects, says Merryn Somerset Webb, is to accel…
Oil prices have collapsed – and some argue that they could even turn negative
With an excess of supply and a drastic cut in demand, the oil price has been hammered this year. John Stepek looks at what that means for oil produce…
It’s not all doom and gloom
In some ways at least, there’s never been a better time to launch a start-up, says Matthew Lynn. The government should help.
What does the coronavirus crisis mean for UK house prices?
With the whole country in lockdown, the UK property market is closed for business. John Stepek looks at what that means for UK house prices, housebuil…
Gold will soon regain its lustre
In dollar terms at least, gold has erased most of its gains for this year. But demand is high, and the price will climb again.