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Property

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…
1 Apr 2020
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UK Economy

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…
31 Mar 2020
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Oil

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…
30 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

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.
29 Mar 2020
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Property

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…
27 Mar 2020
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Gold

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.
26 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Could universal basic income save the world?

Long touted as a simple solution to the complex problems that arise in capitalist societies, universal basic income is having another moment in the sp…
26 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

The corona bubble: are we overreacting?

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic resembles the inverse of a speculative mania, says Edward Chancellor.
26 Mar 2020

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EU Economy

The European Central Bank throws away the rulebook to bail out Italy

The ECB has removed all constraints on asset purchases and will now buy “whatever it takes” to tackle the coronavirus. John Stepek explains what it me…
26 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

How to protect the earnings of the self-employed as well as employees

The government has acted swiftly to protect the earnings of those in employment, But the self-employed deserve help too. Merryn Somerset Webb has a fe…
25 Mar 2020
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Tax

Coronavirus and tax: now isn’t a time to have to worry about money

HMRC won’t penalise non-residents who might otherwise have to pay UK tax if they get stuck in the country. That’s going to be expensive, says Merryn S…
24 Mar 2020
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Markets are starting to realise just how bad the coronavirus crisis will be

As governments around the world throw everything including the kitchen sink in the fight against coronavirus, markets are reaching the “moment of maxi…
23 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Stockmarket crash: more to come

The stockmarket crash was hard and sudden – and it might not be over yet. But while the short term outlook is awful, says Merryn Somerset Webb, that d…
23 Mar 2020
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Three tasks for Andrew Bailey, the new governor of the Bank of England

As Andrew Bailey takes over as governor of the Bank of England, he should be thinking about more than just viruses, says Matthew Lynn.
22 Mar 2020
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Investment gurus

Masayoshi Son goes on a Softbank buyback spree

Masayoshi Son, founder of SoftBank, plans to have his company buy back billions of pounds' worth of its own shares over the next year.
18 Mar 2020
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Investments

The helicopters are being warmed up – we might be closer to a bottom than you think

Governments are starting to act to bolster their economies against coronavirus. But, asks John Stepek, will throwing money at the problem slow the mar…
17 Mar 2020
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Investment strategy

Albert Edwards: beware US corporate debt

The mountain of debt run up by US corporations leaves the economy very vulnerable to any disruption, says Societe Generale's Albert Edwards.
16 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

Helicopter money is coming very soon – but what form will it take?

We’re heading for a”new normal”, says John Stepek – fiscal stimulus, and lots of it. Here’s what that really means.
16 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Sunak’s Budget: good, but short-term measures must be temporary

Rishi Sunak’s Budget contained some well thought-out support policies. But, with policies introduced in times of crisis hard to back out of, we must e…
16 Mar 2020
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UK stockmarkets

The FTSE 100 doesn’t need its retailers

Retailers are falling out of Britain’s index of leading shares – the latest FTSE 100 reshuffle left just four. But that may be no bad thing, says Matt…
15 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Interest-rate cut: here’s what the Bank of England is doing to tackle coronavirus

The Bank of England has cut interest rates by 0.5 percentage points to just 0.25%. John Stepek explains how this could help tide the economy over the …
11 Mar 2020
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Value investing

Cliff Asness: value investors should stick to their guns

Value investors need to stick to their process, says Cliff Asness, co-founder of AQR Capital Management, even though that’s difficult.
10 Mar 2020
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Investment gurus

Warren Buffett: investors should ignore scary headlines

You wouldn’t buy or sell your own business on the back of today's headlines, sasy Warren Buffett, so why sell shares in good firms?
10 Mar 2020