Coronavirus

The crisis brewing in emerging markets
Protesters throwing stones
Emerging markets

The crisis brewing in emerging markets

Covid-related political unrest and financial collapse in the developing world are the biggest threats right now, says Matthew Lynn.
25 Jul 2021
Can Latin America's economies recover from the pandemic?
Protest against Jair Bolsonaro
Emerging markets

Can Latin America's economies recover from the pandemic?

Few places have suffered as much from the Covid-19 pandemic as Latin America. A sustained commodity rally could help.  
23 Jul 2021
Brian Pellegrini: why America isn't going back to work
MoneyWeek podcast
Economy

Brian Pellegrini: why America isn't going back to work

Brian Pellegrini, founder of Intertemporal Economics, talks to Merryn about the post pandemic economy; why Americans aren't returning to work; plus in…
22 Jul 2021
Here’s what it’ll take for markets to stop worrying about Covid-19
London people
Economy

Here’s what it’ll take for markets to stop worrying about Covid-19

The biggest driver of markets over the past 18 months has been fear of Covid-19. And right now it's back in the ascendancy, says John Stepek.
20 Jul 2021
Lockdown Day saw the market hit rock bottom – could Freedom Day mark a top?
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UK stockmarkets

Lockdown Day saw the market hit rock bottom – could Freedom Day mark a top?

When the UK locked down against Covid, markets plunged, but recovered quickly. Could England’s removal of restrictions mark the market top, asks John …
19 Jul 2021
Niall Ferguson: why we'll never be prepared for disaster
Economy

Niall Ferguson: why we'll never be prepared for disaster

Professor Niall Ferguson talks to Merryn about the nature of catastrophe and disaster; why we should perhaps stop worrying about Covid and start worry…
9 Jul 2021
How to pay for the pandemic
Global Economy

How to pay for the pandemic

Covid-19 has proved extremely expensive. It’s time to consider fresh sources of government revenue, says Edward Chancellor
9 Jul 2021
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Five ways to build Britain's post-pandemic economy
UK Economy

Five ways to build Britain's post-pandemic economy

In Sajid Javid we have a health secretary who cares about livelihoods. This is what he should do, says Matthew Lynn.
2 Jul 2021
Inflation? A Covid relapse? Markets are trying to work out what’s coming next
Stockmarkets

Inflation? A Covid relapse? Markets are trying to work out what’s coming next

Markets have rebounded on the belief that the post-pandemic recovery is real. But things are still very uncertain. Will we see more lockdowns? Persist…
30 Jun 2021
Government support schemes for Covid-hit businesses are coming to an end
Small business

Government support schemes for Covid-hit businesses are coming to an end

Government support schemes to bolster business through the pandemic are ending, despite the extended lockdown
25 Jun 2021
Why the government's coronavirus support measures need to change
UK Economy

Why the government's coronavirus support measures need to change

Matthew Lynn proposes three ways for the government to help the economy get through lockdown extra time.
20 Jun 2021
How St Ives became St Tropez as the recovery drives prices sky high
UK Economy

How St Ives became St Tropez as the recovery drives prices sky high

Merryn Somerset Webb finds herself at the epicentre of Britain’s V-shaped recovery as pent-up demand flows straight into Cornwall’s restaurants and be…
8 Jun 2021
How rising Covid cases in Asia spell higher inflation in the US
Inflation

How rising Covid cases in Asia spell higher inflation in the US

The Federal Reserve argues that any inflation in the US will be transitory. But that's looking less convincing by the day. And now there's now another…
24 May 2021
Why Joe Biden’s Big Pharma patent grab is a terrible idea
Biotech stocks

Why Joe Biden’s Big Pharma patent grab is a terrible idea

The US president has proposed waiving patents on Covid-19 vaccines in a bid to boost global supply. But it won’t work on its own terms and holds dange…
22 May 2021
Taiwan Stock Exchange tumbles after chip exuberance and renewed Covid fears
Stockmarkets

Taiwan Stock Exchange tumbles after chip exuberance and renewed Covid fears

The Taiwan Stock Exchange suffered a brutal sell-off as worries about global inflation, speculation on semiconductor firms, and fears about rising loc…
21 May 2021
The bill for Covid bailout loans falls due for small businesses
Small business

The bill for Covid bailout loans falls due for small businesses

Here’s your business can tackle repayment demands for emergency Covid bailout loan schemes
14 May 2021
Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies
Biotech stocks

Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies

The US has suggested waiving drug companies’ vaccine patents to hasten the defeat of Covid-19, sending their share prices down.
14 May 2021
The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government
UK Economy

The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government

Should we stay working from home or go back to the office? Whatever we decide, let’s keep Whitehall out of the question, says Matthew Lynn.
9 May 2021
How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?
Emerging markets

How will India’s Covid crisis affect the global economy?

The wave of Covid infections sweeping through India has sparked a humanitarian crisis. But with India’s economy the fifth-biggest in the world, could …
6 May 2021
Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market
Oil

Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market

With India the world’s third-biggest oil market, the economic slowdown driven by the pandemic will hit oil prices.
30 Apr 2021
India’s pandemic turmoil hits emerging markets
Emerging markets

India’s pandemic turmoil hits emerging markets

India’s economy had been enjoying a strong recovery, driving optimistic forecasts for emerging markets. But then the latest wave of Covid-19 hit,
30 Apr 2021
The V-shaped recovery looks to be here at last
Economy

The V-shaped recovery looks to be here at last

The world is certainly not a Panglossian paradise. But the recovery is under way and there is plenty of good news about.
29 Apr 2021