UK economy

Betting on politics: the odds of a Labour election victory

Political betting expert Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds on a Labour victory in forthcoming elections.

Brace yourself for a Remain recession

Britain is staying in the EU until at least October – maybe forever, says Matthew Lynn. That spells economic disaster.

We’ll Bremain until Halloween

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

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is calling for a wage-price spiral – inflation is coming

Pressure is building by the day for higher inflation, and the Amazon founder’s call for higher minimum wages is just the latest expression of that. John Stepek explains what that means for your money.

Betting on politics: the European elections

With the European elections coming up, Matthew Partridge weighs the odds to see which party is the favourite to grab the most seats – providing they go ahead in Britain.

With Brexit retreating even further into the long grass, the UK looks cheap

So back goes the Brexit deadline once again, says John Stepek. It just goes to show that British stocks are undeniably good value.

British banks should stop fretting about Brexit

British banks should be bolder and go looking for new opportunities in Europe, says Matthew Lynn.

May seeks a compromise on Brexit

The PM turns her back on the eurosceptics and reaches out to Jeremy Corbyn. Emily Hohler reports.

The trouble with a customs union

A customs union sounds like a nice idea in theory, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But in reality, it’s a terrible one.

Brexit: still on course, all things considered

Despite the overwhelmingly remain-leaning sentiments of the House of Commons, Brexit is proceeding relatively well, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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