Economy

Fed up with your kids’ school? Home educating might be easier than you think

Dominic Frisby explains how he came to make one of the most important investment decisions of his life – to home-school his son.

Money Minute, Wednesday 28 August: German consumer confidence

Welcome to today’s Money Minute, your 60-second preview of the day’s most important economic issues. One data release to watch for today is German consumer confidence.

The US-China decoupling means things will be tough for a generation of investors

The new Cold War between the US and China means that the next three decades will be very different to the last three – and that’s going to make investing very complicated indeed.

Betting on politics: Brexit bets

The eight Brexit-related markets on Betfair have attracted plenty of money, says Matthew Partridge.

Britain is a nation of hustlers

One in four Britons do some extra gigging on top of the day job, says Matthew Lynn. The government should encourage them.

What caused Britain’s blackouts?

More than a million households and businesses were left in the dark and commuters stranded when the lights went out earlier this month. What happened? Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter: markets hold their breath

The yield curve suggested a recession was on the way when it inverted – but that could be up to two years away. John Stepek looks at the charts that matter most to investors to see which way the markets are turning.

Germany on the brink

GDP in Europe’s largest economy fell 0.1% in the second quarter and early signs for this quarter are ominous. Alex Rankine reports.

Doomsday clock approaches midnight

The inverted yield curve on US Treasuries spells trouble for investors. Alex Rankine reports.

Is capitalism doomed?

Unless the world’s multinational corporations get their act together, capitalism is heading for trouble, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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