Economy

The true price of paradise

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The so-called Paradise Papers have highlighted the use of far-flung remnants of the British Empire as tax havens. The bargain tax rates are looking increasingly costly, says Simon Wilson.

Did one man trigger the Great Depression?

Some claim that the downfall of Clarence Charles Hatry was the trigger for the Great Depression. John Stepek looks at what actually happened in the Hatry Crisis of 1929.

This week in MoneyWeek: Buff up your profits as the world gets fit

In this week’s MoneyWeek magazine: how the fitness industry can help tone up your portfolio; AIM finally makes its mark; and how to buy into the rise of the robots.

The world’s greatest investors: Kenneth Heebner

Kenneth Heebner seeks out little-appreciated economic trends that he believes will affect entire sectors.

Europe's economy recovers from long illness

After years of stagnation caused by the euro crisis, economic growth is bouncing back in Europe.

Chart of the week: tracking Chinese growth by satellite

China’s official data is notoriously unreliable. So the China Satellite Manufacturing Index uses satellites to monitor more than 6,000 industrial facilities across the country.

The best funds to bet against the human

Robotics has already attracted plenty of investors’ cash, says David C Stevenson. But it’s not too late to join the party.

How to understand the appeal of Trump

Is President Donald Trump doing serious damage to America’s reputation on the world stage?

Why Brexit troubles Ireland

The “Irish question” continues to loom over the Brexit negotiations. Matthew Partridge reports.

What’s on the cards for next week’s Budget?

Emily Hohler looks ahead to the chancellor’s Budget speech next week.

Betting on politics: The hangers-on

Betting expert Matthew Partridge looks at which politicians are tipped to stay – and who’s on the way out.

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