Economy

Are UK house prices finally heading for a crash?
Couple looking in an estate agent's window
House prices

Are UK house prices finally heading for a crash?

The latest house price figures show a fall of 0.1% in July. With interest rates rising, inflation hitting double figures and a recession on the cards,…
5 Aug 2022
Zhao Weiguo: China’s No. 1 chip tycoon vanishes
Zhao Weiguo
People

Zhao Weiguo: China’s No. 1 chip tycoon vanishes

Zhao Weiguo rode a decades-long boom in China pursuing Beijing’s core industrial policy of semiconductor self-sufficiency. Then he fell foul of Xi Jin…
5 Aug 2022
Why complacent Germany needs to get a grip
Nuclear power station in Germany
EU Economy

Why complacent Germany needs to get a grip

The gas-supply crisis is merely the most conspicuous sign of the complacency and drift besetting Europe’s largest economy. Germany’s national business…
5 Aug 2022
Brace yourself for the return of rationing
Restaurant chef cooking
Economy

Brace yourself for the return of rationing

Russia is turning off the cheap energy. That is already leading to belt-tightening, says Matthew Lynn. Who will suffer most, and which sectors will th…
5 Aug 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast: 17 years of change
MoneyWeek podcast
Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: 17 years of change

As John Stepek leaves MoneyWeek after 17 years, he and Merryn look back on what’s changed in that time. From consensus politics to populism; financial…
4 Aug 2022
Interest rates rise to 1.75% – the highest level since December 2008
Personal finance

Interest rates rise to 1.75% – the highest level since December 2008

The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 1.25% to 1.75%, and warns that the UK will fall into a recession this year.
4 Aug 2022
What is stagflation and what can be done about it?
UK Economy

What is stagflation and what can be done about it?

The threat of 1970s-style stagflation has returned, here’s what you need to know.
4 Aug 2022
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Central banks can’t solve our current economic problems
UK Economy

Central banks can’t solve our current economic problems

Traditionally, as we hit recessionary times, central banks have lowered interest rates. But that’s not an option this time. If anyone can help dull t…
4 Aug 2022
China’s property downturn deepens
Chinese economy

China’s property downturn deepens

Chinese house prices have fallen for ten months in a row, made worse by a residential “mortgage strike”.
3 Aug 2022
Jennifer Lopez: the American dream on steroids
People

Jennifer Lopez: the American dream on steroids

Jennifer Lopez built a business empire on top of an entertainment career, thereby paving the way for the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltro…
31 Jul 2022
Is the US in recession and does it matter?
US Economy

Is the US in recession and does it matter?

There's a heated debate over whether the US is in recession or not. But why does it matter? John Stepek explains
29 Jul 2022
Will the euro crisis flare up again?
EU Economy

Will the euro crisis flare up again?

With Italy’s borrowing costs rising quickly, and inflation climbing, the European Central Bank has unveiled a new tool to help indebted states. Is it …
28 Jul 2022
The wolf returns to the eurozone’s door
EU Economy

The wolf returns to the eurozone’s door

The eurozone’s intrinsic flaws have been exposed again as investors’ fears about Italy’s ability to pay its debt sends bond yields soaring.
28 Jul 2022
What the death of the “Greenspan put” means for investors
US Economy

What the death of the “Greenspan put” means for investors

The Fed’s latest interest-rate rise shows that the “Greenspan put” – the idea that central banks will intervene if markets look like crashing – is dea…
28 Jul 2022
Will the Recovery Loan Scheme rescue struggling small businesses?
Small business

Will the Recovery Loan Scheme rescue struggling small businesses?

The government is going ahead with a two-year expansion of the Recovery Loan Scheme, which it hopes will help firms still getting back on their feet a…
28 Jul 2022
Herbert Diess: VW CEO runs out of road
European stockmarkets

Herbert Diess: VW CEO runs out of road

Herbert Diess’s tenure at VW came to a premature end after he fell foul of the group’s powerful owners. Matthew Partridge reports
27 Jul 2022
Beware of cheap emerging markets
Emerging markets

Beware of cheap emerging markets

Emerging markets look cheap, but tread carefully – they tend to be highly cyclical and a global recession would weigh heavily on them.
27 Jul 2022
Who will follow Sri Lanka into a debt crisis?
Emerging markets

Who will follow Sri Lanka into a debt crisis?

Sri Lanka defaulted on its debt in May as soaring global food prices and a tourism slowdown collided with years of profligate state spending. Which c…
27 Jul 2022
Are interest rates set to go higher than anyone thinks possible?
Inflation

Are interest rates set to go higher than anyone thinks possible?

With inflation raging at 10% or more, central banks may have to raise interest rates to similar levels to keep it under control. But have they got the…
26 Jul 2022
Our pension system, little-changed since Roman times, needs updating
Pensions

Our pension system, little-changed since Roman times, needs updating

The Romans introduced pensions, and we still have a similar system now. But there is one vital difference between Roman times and now that means the s…
25 Jul 2022
Ruja Ignatova: the crooked cryptoqueen
People

Ruja Ignatova: the crooked cryptoqueen

Ruja Ignatova’s charm and guile, honed in the dark markets of post-Soviet Bulgaria, persuaded millions to invest in OneCoin, her Ponzi scheme. Then sh…
24 Jul 2022
The lesson from the Uber lobbying scandal
Economy

The lesson from the Uber lobbying scandal

Tech firms should openly stand up for free markets, says Matthew Lynn. Uber’s mistake was that it chose to stay in the shadows while lobbying politici…
23 Jul 2022