Economy

Car hire and the strangeness of the post-pandemic economy
Avis car hire queue
UK Economy

Car hire and the strangeness of the post-pandemic economy

A global shortage of hire cars and unusually high hotel occupancy rates sum up the post-pandemic global economy in a nutshell, says Merryn Somerset We…
30 Jun 2022
Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now
Tesco petrol station sign
Inflation

Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now

The price of petrol is at an all-time high. Yet despite oil prices being higher in 2008, petrol was cheaper back then. Saloni Sardana explains why.
30 Jun 2022
Vietnam makes its mark on the global stage
Textile factory in Vietnam
Emerging markets

Vietnam makes its mark on the global stage

Electronics manufacturers are moving into Vietnam, partly in response to manufacturing delays caused by lockdowns in China. The country’s textile indu…
30 Jun 2022
Oil shortage starts to curb demand
Oil pumping jacks in Russia
Oil

Oil shortage starts to curb demand

The price of Brent crude oil is up by 475% since its March 2020 low. And when oil prices rise, people start to reduce consumption, leading to increas…
30 Jun 2022
Metals prices wobble on slowdown fears
Porsche assembly line
Industrial metals

Metals prices wobble on slowdown fears

The S&P GSCI index of 24 major raw materials has fallen back 9% since mid-June on growing fears of a recession, and copper has hit a 16-month low aft…
30 Jun 2022
UK house prices are definitely cooling off – but are they heading for a fall?
House prices

UK house prices are definitely cooling off – but are they heading for a fall?

UK house prices hit a fresh high in June, but as interest rates start to rise, the market is cooling John Stepek assesses just how much of an effect h…
30 Jun 2022
What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?
Budget

What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?

The cost of filling up the average car with petrol has risen to over £100. But how is that cost made up? Saloni Sardana explains just what makes up th…
28 Jun 2022
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Prepare your portfolio for recession
Investment strategy

Prepare your portfolio for recession

A recession is looking increasingly likely. Add in a bear market and soaring inflation, and things are going to get very complicated for investors, sa…
27 Jun 2022
Why a recession will do us good
UK Economy

Why a recession will do us good

A period of slimming down is always painful, but it leaves us healthier for the long run, says Matthew Lynn.
26 Jun 2022
Vitalik Buterin: the man who changed cryptocurrencies
People

Vitalik Buterin: the man who changed cryptocurrencies

Maths prodigy Vitalik Buterin became fascinated by bitcoin as a teenager. Now 28, he is worshipped as a near deity by crypto-enthusiasts.
26 Jun 2022
Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?
UK Economy

Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?

The rail workers are all out and look likely to continue through the summer. Comrades in other unions are joining the strikers. Who is to blame?
25 Jun 2022
Governments will sink in a world drowning in debt
Global Economy

Governments will sink in a world drowning in debt

Rising interest rates and soaring inflation will leave many governments with unsustainable debts. Get set for a wave of sovereign defaults, says Jonat…
23 Jun 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast with Dylan Grice
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast with Dylan Grice

Merryn talks to Dylan Grice of Calderwood Capital about how central bankers are the problem, not the solution; how bitcoin can counter the increasing …
23 Jun 2022
Central banks are on course for recession
Global Economy

Central banks are on course for recession

The world’s central banks have found themselves behind the curve on inflation. Acting to tame it now runs the risk of sparking a recession.
23 Jun 2022
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Economy

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23 Jun 2022
The difference between CPI and RPI inflation - and why it matters
Inflation

The difference between CPI and RPI inflation - and why it matters

The consumer price index (CPI) and retail price index (RPI) are both important indicators of inflation. But what is the difference and why do they mat…
22 Jun 2022
A new headache for the ECB
EU Economy

A new headache for the ECB

Italy, the eurozone’s third-largest economy, has debt of €2.759trn – almost 150% of GDP. A crisis there would pose an existential risk to the euro.
22 Jun 2022
Inflation in the UK just keeps on rising
Inflation

Inflation in the UK just keeps on rising

UK inflation has risen to 9.1% a year – far beyond the Bank of England’s 2% target rate. And it’s likely to remain high for some time. That’s going to…
22 Jun 2022
The age of delusions is ending – but what will replace it?
Sponsored

The age of delusions is ending – but what will replace it?

For years, we have been living in an “age of delusion”, says Max King. The return to normality will be painful, but a dose of reality might be a very …
21 Jun 2022
Chris Xu: the retailer with a cult following
People

Chris Xu: the retailer with a cult following

Chris Xu was born to poor farmers in the Shandong province of China. Today he leads a mysterious upstart that is unnerving established fast-fashion re…
21 Jun 2022
The Brussels effect – how the EU is raising standards around the world
Global Economy

The Brussels effect – how the EU is raising standards around the world

EU standards and consumer protection regulations have a habit of being enforced globally. Why is that? And is it such a bad thing?
20 Jun 2022
How invoice financing can help your business
Small business

How invoice financing can help your business

Invoice finance could help your business cope with late payments, says David Prosser.
20 Jun 2022