UK economy

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.

The employment miracle goes global

Britain’s employment figures have never looked better. Thankfully, says Matthew Lynn, we’re not alone.

Britain is running out of water

Drier summers and a rapidly growing population mean parts of Britain will run out of water in 25 years. What can we do about it, and how much would it cost?

MMT: shaking the magic money tree

“Modern monetary theory” – or MMT – is all the rage among progressive thinkers, especially in the United States. What is it? And does it stand up to scrutiny? Stuart Watkins reports.

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