Local authorities are trying to make up for funding cuts by speculating on property markets and car showrooms. But what will happen when the cycle turns? Simon Wilson reports.
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The Brexit vote and the US presidential election were swung by shadowy firms using sophisticated but underhand new techniques, say critics. Simon Wilson reports.
It was supposed to bring a breath of fresh air to the Big Smoke. But the foundations for the proposed new walkway over the Thames are looking shaky. Simon Wilson reports.
Several junior bankers have been convicted of tampering with a key interest rate. Now there are allegations that the Bank of England was doing the same. Simon Wilson reports.
Trump has withdrawn legislation to repeal his predecessor’s Affordable Care Act due to lack of support. What does this mean for his presidency – and for markets? Simon Wilson reports.
Big names pulled the plug on online advertising when they realised their ads were appearing next to jihadist preachers. That’s a problem for media giant Google, says Simon Wilson.
If Britain doesn’t agree a deal or an interim arrangement with the EU before Brexit, we will trade on WTO terms. What is the WTO and how would this work? Simon Wilson explains.
Brokers used to employ an army of analysts to read the company reports for you. A row over who will pay for them may put an end to that.
Higher business rates are threatening the survival of small businesses and sparking calls for wholesale reform of property taxes. Simon Wilson reports.
First they failed to predict the great financial crisis. Then they were wrong about the short-term impact of the Brexit vote. Do economists need to go back to school?