Coronavirus

Why China's Covid lockdowns will be the next big shock for global growth
Covid disinfection team in Beijing
Global Economy

Why China's Covid lockdowns will be the next big shock for global growth

China’s attempts to eradicate Covid with repeated lockdowns will affect supply chains and depress the global economy.
4 May 2022
Surge in Covid cases in China rattles markets. What is going on?
Covid testing in Beijing
Chinese economy

Surge in Covid cases in China rattles markets. What is going on?

The resurgence of Covid in China has led to fears that lockdowns could derail the global economic recovery. Saloni Sardana explains what is going on a…
26 Apr 2022
The mistakes pharmaceutical companies made with their Covid vaccines
Old lady getting a Covid jab
Biotech stocks

The mistakes pharmaceutical companies made with their Covid vaccines

Covid-19 looked as if it would mark the start of a golden age for the pharmaceutical industry. It’s not worked out that way, says Matthew Lynn.
19 Mar 2022
How China's “zero-Covid” policy could affect the global economy
Chinese man with a Covid mask
Chinese economy

How China's “zero-Covid” policy could affect the global economy

As part of t its “zero Covid” policy, China is imposing stringent lockdowns as the number of cases rises sharply. Saloni Sardana looks at how this cou…
15 Mar 2022
Let’s adjust to living with Covid and get Britain back to work
Tired man looking at his phone
UK Economy

Let’s adjust to living with Covid and get Britain back to work

The Covid-19 era is over, leaving a stagnant and lethargic workforce in its wake. It’s time to wake up, says Matthew Lynn.
27 Feb 2022
How Omicron could trigger stagflation
UK Economy

How Omicron could trigger stagflation

As Omicron runs rife, populations are hunkering down, stifling consumption and growth. But with politicians and central banks reluctant to spend, that…
20 Dec 2021
What tightening Covid rules mean for your money
Investment strategy

What tightening Covid rules mean for your money

The government has introduced new rules to slow the spread of Covid. John Stepek looks at what they could mean for the markets, interest rates, and yo…
9 Dec 2021
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Stockmarkets are trading on thin ice as Omicron variant spreads
Stockmarkets

Stockmarkets are trading on thin ice as Omicron variant spreads

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is driving stockmarkets down, with travel and leisure stocks particularly badly hit.
3 Dec 2021
What the Omicron variant means for your money
Investment strategy

What the Omicron variant means for your money

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is panicking the markets. Will we see a new lockdown? What does it mean for the economic recovery, for inflation and f…
30 Nov 2021
Coronavirus has had less of an impact on UK property than you might think
Property

Coronavirus has had less of an impact on UK property than you might think

The UK property market looked to have been turned upside-down as people abandoned city flats to work from more spacious homes in the country, while of…
29 Nov 2021
What would another lockdown mean for markets?
Stockmarkets

What would another lockdown mean for markets?

A nasty new strain of Covid-19 has already sent markets tumbling, with the threat of further lockdowns now in the air. John Stepek looks at what that …
26 Nov 2021
What Europe’s fourth wave of Covid means for investors
Economy

What Europe’s fourth wave of Covid means for investors

A fourth wave of Covid infections is spreading across mainland Europe, with many countries re-introducing restrictions. Saloni Sardana looks at what i…
25 Nov 2021
The UK after the pandemic: the outlook for smaller companies
Sponsored

The UK after the pandemic: the outlook for smaller companies

John Stepek talks to Roland Arnold of the FTSE 250-listed BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust about the outlook for markets and smaller companies in ge…
9 Nov 2021
Post-Covid travel is now less testing as the rules get simpler
Personal finance

Post-Covid travel is now less testing as the rules get simpler

With the scrapping of the amber and green travel lists, the rules governing re-entry to the UK have finally been simplified.
15 Oct 2021
Furlough is ending – will unemployment spike?
UK Economy

Furlough is ending – will unemployment spike?

The UK's Covid furlough scheme has drawn to a close. Saloni Sardana looks at how it might affect the economy.
1 Oct 2021
The new social-care levy: an unfair tax that protects the “assetocracy”
National Insurance

The new social-care levy: an unfair tax that protects the “assetocracy”

The government’s regressive social-care levy will make Britain’s tax system even more complex. Root-and-branch reform is long overdue.
18 Sep 2021
Lorry driver shortage: where have all the truckers gone and what can we do about it?
UK Economy

Lorry driver shortage: where have all the truckers gone and what can we do about it?

It’s a tough job and pay has been squeezed for years. Brexit and the pandemic sent many workers home. Now we all face the consequences in the form of …
10 Sep 2021
What’s better than two types of income tax? Three types of income tax!
UK Economy

What’s better than two types of income tax? Three types of income tax!

The government is to fund social care costs by raising National Insurance contributions and adding a “health and social care levy”. John Stepek looks …
7 Sep 2021
Global debt pile reaches war-time levels
Global Economy

Global debt pile reaches war-time levels

Global governments' fiscal support measures has left us with “war-time era” debt levels. A reckoning is inevitable.
3 Sep 2021
Australia and the economic costs of a “zero Covid-19” strategy
Global Economy

Australia and the economic costs of a “zero Covid-19” strategy

Some countries, such as Australia, pursued a strategy of trying to completely suppress the spread of the coronavirus. Did it work? And what does it co…
21 Aug 2021
This growth scare will pass – but it might make the Fed stay its hand
Global Economy

This growth scare will pass – but it might make the Fed stay its hand

As the world continues to grapple with Covid-19, markets are starting to worry that "normal" might not return as soon as everyone hoped. John Stepek l…
20 Aug 2021
Wages are soaring and job vacancies are at record levels – is inflation next?
Inflation

Wages are soaring and job vacancies are at record levels – is inflation next?

Wages in the UK are rising fast as the economy rebounds from the Covid recession. Will that drive inflation? John Stepek looks at what’s driving wages…
17 Aug 2021