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Stuart Watkins

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Economy

The productivity puzzle: is Britain stuck in a rut?

Growth in output per worker is vital to the wealth of nations. Since the financial crisis, Britain has consistently fallen behind on this score. Why? …
28 Nov 2019
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Features

Four alternatives to the typical holiday

Fed up with the usual tourist traps when you go on holiday? Then it’s time for something completely different, says Stuart Watkins.
27 Sep 2019
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Hit the sofa for the summer with these video games

Computer gaming has come a long way from space invaders and shoot ‘em ups. Here are seven of the best.
16 Aug 2019
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Economy

Erdogan whittles away Turkish democracy

It was a symbolic loss for his party, but now Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to have another try.
18 Apr 2019
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Economy

We’ll Bremain until Halloween

What happens in the meantime? We watch a few more horror shows. Stuart Watkins reports.
18 Apr 2019
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Economy

Poll loss weakens the grip of Turkey’s strongman

Turkish local elections have produced a political earthquake for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist coalition.
4 Apr 2019
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Economy

Please regulate me, says Zuckerberg

The Facebook boss has called for global rules to police social media. Stuart Watkins reports.
4 Apr 2019
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Economy

MMT: shaking the magic money tree

“Modern monetary theory” – or MMT – is all the rage among progressive thinkers, especially in the United States. What is it? And does it stand up to s…
28 Mar 2019
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Stock markets

Sin is going out of fashion

Younger generations are less likely to turn to drink for solace or pleasure. What will this mean for our booze-soaked culture and economy? Stuart Watk…
25 Jan 2019
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Economy

The economic consequences of veganism

We hope you enjoyed your Christmas turkey. But should you leave the poor beasts alone next year and serve tofu on the big day instead? Stuart Watkins …
28 Dec 2018
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Economy

Rome plays the long game with Brussels

Italy’s response to pressure from Brussels over its budget may be better orchestrated than it appears.
30 Nov 2018
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Economy

May’s ex-deal is nailed to the perch

All sides in the debate have declared the PM’s Brexit deal dead. What comes next? Stuart Watkins reports.
30 Nov 2018
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Travel & holidays

Head off the beaten track in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and India

Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Ladakh – three adventures away from the usual tourist trails.
23 Nov 2018
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Economy

“Peak Water”: how to invest in a world that’s drying up

There’s water everywhere, but if there is to be a drop to drink in the future, big changes will be needed. Investors can help keep the taps running, s…
25 Oct 2018
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Travel & holidays

Pilgrimages: walking the stairway to heaven

Stuart Watkins looks at some of the world's most scenic pilgrim trails.
12 Oct 2018
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Economy

Modern capitalism and the rise of the bullshit job

Modern capitalism was supposed to deliver productivity gains, efficiency and unimagined wealth for all. Why then are so many of us labouring away at p…
31 Aug 2018
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Art

Electric cars: the milk float comes of age

Electric cars are now a viable option for serious motorists. Should you buy one? Stuart Watkins reports.
8 Jun 2018
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Travel & holidays

The call of the tribe

In pristine lands far from the beaten track, age-old ways of life survive, says Stuart Watkins.
11 May 2018
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Economy

How the left-behind took back control in Preston

Austerity and the Brexit referendum opened up a political space where things could be done differently. But are Labour’s plans a move in the right dir…
4 May 2018
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Spending it

Take a spiritual pilgrimage

Forsake your search for the perfect beach or spa and become a true seeker, says Stuart Watkins.
6 Apr 2018
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Travel & holidays

Three alternative city breaks in Europe

Get away from the norm with a stay in the cities that tourists ignore, says Stuart Watkins.
16 Mar 2018
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Economy

The crisis in higher education

Bloated fat cats at the top, baying mobs closing down meetings at the bottom, and striking dons in between – it seems our universities are in deep tro…
10 Mar 2018
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Audi RS3: a family saloon with super powers

The new Audi RS3 is a small family car with a power output not dissimilar to a Porsche 996 Turbo. That is quite unsettling.
12 Jan 2018
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Buy your own Mr Motivator

Eight exercise gadgets to give your willpower a boost and get you into tip-top shape for the year ahead.
5 Jan 2018
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Spending it

A super-SUV to look forward to in 2018

With its new Urus model, Lamborghini has elevated the SUV to new heights.
22 Dec 2017
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Spending it

Ideas for last-minute shopping

Still need some last-minute ideas for Christmas presents? MoneyWeek has you covered.
15 Dec 2017
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The most thrilling 911 ever

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS may be rather expensive. But you get what you pay for.
24 Nov 2017
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The return of the world’s most loved car

The original Mini is adored by its legions of fans, who can now get back behind the wheel – the rich ones anyway.
17 Nov 2017
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Spending it

Porsche Cayenne: The king of driver-friendly SUVs

The Porsche Cayenne has been a roaring success, and this new, updated model is even better.
10 Nov 2017
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Nissan’s old-school sports car

The Nissan 370Z has been around for almost a decade, but it's still refreshing to drive.
29 Oct 2017
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BMW M760 Li: a limo that goes like a hot hatch

The BMW M760 Li is a wonderful place to sit for a long drive.
21 Oct 2017
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A fun and brave-hearted Aston Martin

Despite having a Mercedes engine, the V8 DB11 never feels like anything less than a proper Aston Martin to drive.
6 Oct 2017
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Now we can finally live like The Jetsons

Flying cars will shortly no longer be the stuff of science fiction, says Stuart Watkins. It's time to look to the skies for your next ride.
22 Sep 2017
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The wild child of motoring is back

British car company TVR is back and firing on all cylinders with the updated Griffith.
15 Sep 2017
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Audi RS5: the rapid four-seat express

If you’re in the market for a boldly styled, rapid and grippy four-seat express, the new Audi RS5 is about perfect.
18 Aug 2017
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Tesla Model 3: the iPhone of transport

The Tesla Model 3 is the Ford Model T for the digital age.
11 Aug 2017
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