Wages are rising in Japan. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Bank of Japan will end its monetary stimulus. But it does open the door to surprises, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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Mergers are not bad in themselves, says Merryn Somerset Webb, but the current scale of activity is alienating investors and damaging shareholder capitalism.
The young and the old both think they had it worse when buying a house, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But shared misery is coming.
We should abolish inheritance tax, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and replace it with a gift tax, paid at the recipient’s tax rate.
In the early days of investment trusts, managers knew nothing of benchmarking. How things have changed, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And not necessarily for the better.
One way or another, April has come with a good few watershed moments, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
What made social media companies so successful also makes them easy targets for government muscle-flexing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Quantitative easing – AKA money printing – is fast turning into quantitative tightening, ushering out the long-running bull market in stocks. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what you should do now.
Open banking brings with it many advantages, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just be sure your privacy is a price worth paying.
One day soon, we’ll be making houses in much the same way as we make cars, says Merryn Somerset Webb – in the factory.