Economy

Greece: back in business

Victory for the centre-right in last Sunday’s Greek election is good news for the country’s stockmarket.

The Federal Reserve will do whatever it takes to keep this boom going

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has finally realised what his job really is: keeping the markets sweet. That’s great news for investors, says John Stepek. At least until the inevitable crash.

How the pension contributions annual allowance is crippling the NHS

NHS doctors are responding to the perverse financial incentives of the pension contributions annual allowance scheme by just not doing any extra work. The system needs fixing. And not just for doctors.

Scotland's “ethical” stockmarket is a rather neat idea

Plans are afoot for a new stockmarket for Scotland, which will only list companies that make a positive impact on society and the environment. It’s a neat idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Nouriel Roubini: recession is certain

Nouriel Roubini, described by Bloomberg as a “renowned doomsayer”, is concerned that we are heading for a global recession next year.

Betting on politics: latest odds on the Tory leadership

Matthew Partridge looks at the latest odds on the tory leadership race, on the next chancellor, and on Corbyn and Johnson losing their seats at the next election.

How retail landlords can reinvent ailing shopping centres

Ailing shopping centres should be repurposed, benefiting the economy and investors.

Can the UK eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?

The government wants to cut the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by the middle of the century. Is this realistic – or a staggeringly expensive waste of time? 

The charts that matter: a quandary for the Fed

The yield curve is putting pressure on the Federal reserve to cut interest rates. But the economic data doesn’t support that. John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy are saying this week.

Get set for a Tory Party spending spree

Both candidates for the Tory Party leadership could squander the fiscal restraint of the past few years. Emily Hohler reports.

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