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Post-Covid life will look remarkably similar to pre-Covid life

Everybody is speculating on how life will look once lockdown is lifted. My guess, says Merryn Somerset Webb, is much the same as it looked before the …
29 May 2020
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A brief history of market panics

SPONSORED CONTENT - The coronavirus outbreak is just the latest case in the long history of market volatility.
29 May 2020
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Global Economy

Quiz of the week 23-29 May

Test your recollection of the last seven days' events with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
29 May 2020
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As full lockdown ends, what are the risks for investors?

In the UK and elsewhere, people are gradually being let off the leash as the lockdown begins to end. John Stepek looks at what risks remain for invest…
29 May 2020
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The death of buy-to-let property is a useful cautionary tale for all investors

Investing in buy-to-let property was once a perfectly valid thing to do. But the government killed the market. John Stepek explains what investors sho…
29 May 2020
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UK stockmarkets

UK banks and negative interest: money for less than nothing

The upheaval at HSBC has underscored banks’ poor prospects. Negative interest rates won’t make things any easier. Matthew Partridge reports
28 May 2020
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Building a new world: profit from the global post-Covid infrastructure spending spree

The crisis is far from over, but many of the world’s largest economies are already looking to the future, and the odds are that infrastructure spendin…
28 May 2020

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Here’s why investors should care about the EU’s plan to tackle Covid-19

The EU's €750bn rescue package makes a break-up of the eurozone much less likely. John Stepek explains why the scheme is such a big deal, and what it …
28 May 2020
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Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: James Ferguson on the virus, the lockdown, and what comes next

Merryn talks to MoneyWeek regular James Ferguson of Macrostrategy Partnership about what's happened so far with the virus; whether the lockdown was th…
28 May 2020
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Small business: how to prepare your staff for the return to work

Small businesses contemplating how to respond to the prime minister’s call to return to work need to tread carefully.
27 May 2020
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Industrial metals

Governments’ money-printing mania bodes well for base metals

Money is being printed like there is no tomorrow. Much of it will be used to pay for infrastructure projects – and that will be good for metals, says …
27 May 2020
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Small business

Small business: how to approach job cuts

Strict rules govern the redundancy process. Prepare very carefully if you're intending to cut jobs in your business.
27 May 2020
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People

Top four financial villains of the last 20 years

Despite MoneyWeek’s 1,000 issues, we struggled to find a page of material on people we considered particularly worthy of honour. We were spoilt for ch…
26 May 2020
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Investment gurus

Nouriel Roubini: lacklustre recovery followed by a depression

We may see a U-shaped recovery at first, but then will come the L-shaped depression, says Nouriel Roubini.
26 May 2020
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Emerging markets

Saudi Arabia slips on cheap oil

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had big plans to diversify its economy so that it was no longer so reliant on oil revenue. The current crisis arrived befo…
23 May 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: oil surges, but the dollar stays flat

With the oil price up and the dollar going nowhere, John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
23 May 2020
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Small business

Small firms get trade-credit lifeline

Small businesses dependent on trade-credit insurance have been thrown a lifeline by a new government pledge to stand behind such policies.
22 May 2020
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Small business

New grants for the self-employed

Self-employed workers can now apply for government support if their income has been affected by Covid-19.
22 May 2020
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Economy

Are we back on the road to serfdom?

The coronavirus crisis has led to levels of state intervention unprecedented in peace time. The Austrian School reminds us of the challenges, say Dan …
22 May 2020
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Global Economy

The new Cold War: China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

The planned imposition of strict new laws in Hong Kong is another step in the Cold War between China and the US, says John Stepek. And things are only…
22 May 2020
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Soft commodities

Invest in water and provide a buffer against future pandemics

Global water shortages have long hampered growth and development, and climate change has exacerbated the problem. Will the coronavirus pandemic be a t…
22 May 2020
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Economy

MoneyWeek's quiz of the week, 16-22 May

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week
22 May 2020