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Three things matter for the UK housing market now – and “location” isn’t one of them

The UK housing market is frozen. And when it does eventually thaw out, the traditional factors that drive prices will no longer apply. The day of reck…
1 Apr 2020
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Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast - Edward Chancellor: governments’ reaction to the virus will come back to haunt us

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to financial historian, investment strategist and author Edward Chancellor, and asks: are we doing the right thing, is it g…
31 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

How the coronavirus pandemic is killing cash

Covid-19 is making a huge difference to the way we live, work and do business. One of its less obvious effects, says Merryn Somerset Webb, is to accel…
31 Mar 2020
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Investment strategy

Great frauds in history: Jack Clark’s nursing homes

Jack Clark invented sales, inflated profits and produced fraudulent accounts at his chain of nursing homes to swindle investors out of hundreds of mil…
31 Mar 2020
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Small business

How to use the business bailout

The government has provided unprecedented support to small businesses. Here’s how to benefit.
31 Mar 2020
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Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast - Your questions answered

Merryn and John tackle some of the questions sent in by readers - including what they expect to happen to house prices; how much are dividends likely …
30 Mar 2020
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Furlough: what does it mean and how does it affect me?

Many companies have “furloughed” employees after they have shut down because of the coronavirus. But what does furlough mean and how does the scheme w…
30 Mar 2020
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Ray Dalio: the seer blindsided by a bug

When the financial crisis struck in 2008, Ray Dalio’s hedge fund was well prepared to profit and he has since enjoyed a reputation for prescience. He …
30 Mar 2020

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Money Minute, Monday 30 March: grim numbers expected from the US

It’s a quiet week for economic data in the UK – but the US is set to release some grim numbers.
30 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

It’s not all doom and gloom

In some ways at least, there’s never been a better time to launch a start-up, says Matthew Lynn. The government should help.
29 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Debt jubilee: will our debts be written off?

The idea of a "debt jubilee" – general society-wide cancellation of debt – goes back to Biblical times. Could it happen again? And would it really do …
28 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: are we there yet?

Markets rallied in a week when the world's central banks unleashed a torrent of newly-printed money. John Stepek looks at what's happened to the chart…
28 Mar 2020
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Economy

Australia’s economy is about to meet its delayed day of reckoning

Fallout from the coronavirus outbreak looks set to end Australia's record-breaking streak of 28 years without a recession.
27 Mar 2020
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Small business

Coronavirus: where the self-employed can turn for help

Freelancers and the self-employed should check what help they may be eligible for.
27 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

The UK’s bailout of the self employed comes with a hidden catch

The chancellor’s £6.5bn bailout of the self employed is welcome. But it has hidden benefits for the taxman, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
27 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Will coronavirus cause the airline sector to crash?

The government has ruled out a bailout for the airline industry – for now. US carriers appear to be even more vulnerable to the downturn.
26 Mar 2020
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US Economy

Coronavirus: America's central bank "goes nuclear" as politicians act

The US Federal Reserve, America's central bank, signalled that it would do practically anything to end the turbulence and help the American economy.
26 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Could universal basic income save the world?

Long touted as a simple solution to the complex problems that arise in capitalist societies, universal basic income is having another moment in the sp…
26 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Navigating a world in which the odd is has become the everyday

In these strange times, everything once deemed unthinkable is now thinkable. But that doesn't mean it is possible, says Merryn Somerset Webb
26 Mar 2020
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Governments and central banks have acted on coronavirus: is it time to buy?

The authorities are taking unprecedented measures to combat coronavirus. Are they enough? Are they too much? And what happens after the crisis is past…
26 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

The corona bubble: are we overreacting?

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic resembles the inverse of a speculative mania, says Edward Chancellor.
26 Mar 2020
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EU Economy

The European Central Bank throws away the rulebook to bail out Italy

The ECB has removed all constraints on asset purchases and will now buy “whatever it takes” to tackle the coronavirus. John Stepek explains what it me…
26 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

How to protect the earnings of the self-employed as well as employees

The government has acted swiftly to protect the earnings of those in employment, But the self-employed deserve help too. Merryn Somerset Webb has a fe…
25 Mar 2020