US economy

Tax cuts: the Laffer Curve strikes again

When Donald Trump slashed taxes, pundits predicted doom. They should have known better, says Matthew Lynn.

Chart of the week: who will suffer most in a trade war?

If the trade war between the US and China worsens, both countries’ growth will suffer as they raise barriers against a wider range of goods and make it harder for foreign companies to gain footholds.

Who will win the battle of the tech firms – America's west or China's east?

Will America’s west coast or China’s east win the battle for tech firm supremacy? It’s still all to play for, says Matthew Lynn.

Unreliable central bankers are leaving investors bamboozled

Central bankers have huge influence on the markets. But their lack of conviction is leaving investors unsure about what to expect, says John Stepek.

Alan Greenspan: US economy is “out of whack”

Guru watch
Alan Greenspan, former head of the Federal Reserve, says the US economy is heading towards stagflation.

Expect more US interest-rate rises

The odds of the US Federal Reserve having to raise US interest rates quickly are rising.

Protect your wealth from the growing inflation threat

Will the Federal Reserve slay inflation? Given the mid-term elections in the US this year, it seems unlikely. That’s why you should make sure you own some gold.

What the US housing market reveals about future inflation

Where the US economy leads, the world often follows. And right now, the US housing market is booming again. Here’s what that means for inflation and for you.

Comey plays a dangerous game

Light on news, heavy on insults – why did the fired FBI director write his book? Emily Hohler reports.

Trump takes on Amazon

Big Business may be powerful, says Matthew Lynn. But when it comes to taking on the Big State, it will lose every time as Amazon will find out.

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