Economy

Betting on politics: the next Tory leader

There has been some movement at Betfair on who will be the next Conservative leader, says Matthew Partridge.

Xi Jinping: The world’s most powerful man

China’s president Xi Jinping has tightened his grip on the reins of power.

Letters to MoneyWeek: We must all tackle the tech giants

A selection of letters sent in to the MoneyWeek office, and their replies.

Abby Joseph Cohen: lucky in our Fed chiefs

Abby Joseph Cohen, former chief strategist of Goldman Sachs, thinks “we’ve been lucky to have had two chairs of the Federal Reserve who were experts in the most pressing problems”.

Russia probe turns up heat on Trump

President Donald Trump has come under renewed suspicion over his campaign’s alleged links to Russia.

The “Pestminster” scandal

The “Pestminster” scandal, as a Twitter hashtag puts it, has gripped parliament. Matthew Partridge reports.

China’s new helmsman charts his own course

Xi Jinping has consolidated enough power to take China where he wants – whether forwards or backwards. Investors should hope for the best, says Cris Sholto Heaton.

Britain's C-grade pension system

Low growth and an ageing population has seen to our pension system, says Merryn Somerset Webb. All the more reason, then, to plan for the future.

It’s Super Thursday: get ready for the first British interest-rate rise in ten years

The Bank of England is widely expected to raise interest rates today for the first time in ten years. John Stepek looks at what to expect.

History is a useful guide for investors – but which period are we in today?

When it comes to investing, it pays to know your history. The problem with that, says Dominic Frisby, is that things really could be different this time.

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