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Asian economy

South Korea’s economic emergency

South Korea, already ailing because of the US-China trade war, is facing an "economic emergency"
27 Feb 2020
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China's economy

Is China heading for a secret recession?

The shutdown sparked by the coronavirus outbreak could put China at risk of a “secret recession”.
25 Feb 2020
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Stockmarkets

A global coronavirus pandemic seems inevitable – are markets still too complacent?

Coronavirus is going global. It’s only a matter of time before it’s classed as a pandemic. John Stepek looks at the markets’ reaction, and explains ho…
24 Feb 2020
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Pension tax

Why it makes sense to scrap higher-rate pensions tax relief

The point of pensions tax relief is to keep you out of the means-tested benefits system. The current system is ridiculously generous, says Merryn Some…
24 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute 24 February: house prices, unemployment and corporate results

Money Minute: previewing the week's most important economic and financial goings on, including the latest house price, and unemployment figures, and …
24 Feb 2020
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Emerging markets

Thailand's already fragile economy threatened by coronavirus

Thailand was already suffering from effects of the US-China trade war and its worst drought in decades; now the coronavirus threatens to damage its to…
23 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: it’s starting to look a little unhinged out there

Things aren't normal in the markets right now, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the charts that matter most to the global economy for clues to what…
22 Feb 2020
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Inflation

Ken Griffin: inflation will catch markets entirely by surprise

Coronavirus may be the most immediate threat to markets right now, but there are several longer-term ones, says Ken Griffin of investment firm Citadel…
20 Feb 2020

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Rishi Sunak: the maharaja of the Yorkshire Dales

Rishi Sunak is taking the reins of the world’s fifth-largest economy at a crucial juncture. The unflashy but likeable youngster may be just the man fo…
20 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

What is Britain’s new economic policy?

At the moment, Britain doesn’t seem to have an economic policy. But radical-seeming announcements and the surprise ousting of the chancellor portend m…
20 Feb 2020
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Economy

The UK is doing fine

The small matter of the productivity problem aside, the UK economy is doing fine, and should carry on being fine.
20 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

Britain’s economy might spring a surprise on the doomsayers this year

The UK economy is looking pretty good – we’re more at risk of a boom than a bust, says John Stepek. Here’s why, and what it means for your portfolio.
20 Feb 2020
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People

Les Wexner: the Merlin of the Mall loses his magic

Les Wexner built a retail empire from scratch and made a fortune in the process. He ended up placing his trust and many powers in the hands of disgrac…
20 Feb 2020
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Small business

How to start exporting with your small business

Small businesses aren’t exporting enough. They need to do their homework, says David Prosser
19 Feb 2020
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Small business

Beware the rogue energy suppliers

Ofgem has warned small businesses to be on their guard against rogue “energy brokers” flogging poor-value gas and electricity contracts.
18 Feb 2020
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US Economy

Apple’s coronavirus warning won’t be the last – but will markets care?

If one of the world's biggest companies is feeling the pain from the coronavirus, then presumably others are too, says John Stepek. That can only lead…
18 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Monday 17 February: good news ahead for the UK economy?

Today's Money Minute looks to a week in which we get the latest employment and inflation numbers, plus retail figures for January and a slew of eurozo…
17 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

How the BBC can survive the end of the TV licence

The TV licence that funds the BBC is looking way past its sell-by date, says Matthew Lynn. Here's how it could survive without it
16 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

Have we reached the end of the road for petrol cars?

The prime minister has said that all new sales of vehicles with internal combustion engines will be banned from 2035. Is that achievable?
15 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets don’t know which way to turn

With investors continuing to worry about the coronavirus and the threat of higher inflation in the US, John Stepek looks at what that's done to the ch…
15 Feb 2020
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The MoneyWeek Podcast

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Russell Napier at the MoneyWeek Wealth Summit

Russell Napier, one of our favourite analysts speaking at the MoneyWeek Wealth Summit, giving his view on the risks facing the global economy .
14 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

Britain has a new chancellor – get ready for a major spending splurge

The departure of Sajid Javid as chancellor and the appointment of Rishi Sunak marks a change in the style of our politics. John Stepek explains what's…
14 Feb 2020
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China's economy

Has Hong Kong become a failed state?

Hong Kong cannot protect its citizens, provide basic services or command the trust of its people, and it is failing to provide the safety and stabilit…
14 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Friday 14 February: The latest from RBS, Britain's state-owned bank

Today's Money Minute previews results from RBS – Britain’s state-owned bank – and from pharma giant AstraZeneca.
14 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Thursday 13 February: latest numbers from Barclays and Centrica

Today's Money Minute previews earnings reports from Barclays Bank and Centrica, plus the latest US employment picture
13 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Wednesday 12 February: grim times for European industry

Today's Money Minute previews industrial production in the eurozone, plus the latest from America's central bank.
12 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 11 February: how the UK economy is doing

In today's Money Minute we get the latest figures on the UK's economic growth, plus trading updates from the AA and TUI and full-year results from Oca…
11 Feb 2020
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Inflation

Here’s why the Federal Reserve might print more money before 2020 is out

The Federal Reserve wants to allow US inflation to run “hot” for a while. But that’s just an excuse to keep interest rates low – and possibly print mo…
10 Feb 2020
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Bernie Ebbers: the downfall of the Telecom Cowboy

Bernie Ebbers had the starring role in the greatest rags-to-riches story in US corporate history. A plot twist at the end turned it into a different k…
10 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Monday 10 February: lacklustre growth in the UK and Europe

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to the week's GDP growth estimates for the UK and the eurozone, plus inflation figures for the USA.
10 Feb 2020
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Brexit

Winners and losers from a hard Brexit

Our exit from the EU is likely to be of the hard variety, says Matthew Lynn. Investors should back the industries that will flourish
9 Feb 2020
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Brexit

Will Britain close its doors to immigrants post-Brexit?

Details have not yet been forthcoming, but Britain will soon have a new immigration policy. What will that mean for businesses and investors?
8 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: reverse corona-panic takes hold

Investors seem to have decided that the coronavirus panic was just yet another buying opportunity. John Stepek looks at how the week's events affect t…
8 Feb 2020
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House prices

Is the jump in house prices just a Brexit bounce, or is it more durable?

UK house prices rose sharply in January. Some of that is down to the end of Brexit uncertainty – but not all. There is a real risk that prices will ke…
7 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Friday 7 February: is Germany mired in recession?

Today's Money Minute looks at German industrial production, where the manufacturing sector is hoping to see signs of recovery
7 Feb 2020
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China's economy

Investors eye up a new round of Chinese stimulus

Chinese policymakers have announced new stimulus measures to contain the fallout from the coronavirus. Asset managers are already positioning themselv…
6 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

We're near the tipping point for electric cars

Demand for electric cars is soaring soared. And while the switchover will be expensive, we could be near a tipping point.
6 Feb 2020
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China's economy

The coronavirus makes China’s economic balancing act even harder

2020 should be the year when China straightens out its heavily indebted economy. But the coronavirus could throw a spanner in that plan, says John Ste…
6 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Thursday 6 February: will Royal Mail deliver for investors?

Today's Money Minute previews trading updates from Royal Mail and others, plus the latest employment numbers from the USA.
6 Feb 2020
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Small business

How to monetise your company's website

If your company has a website, make sure it’s attracting visitors
5 Feb 2020
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Emerging markets

India’s drive for economic reform weakens

India's government is neglecting economic reform in favour of pushing nationalist policies
5 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Wednesday 5 February: private sector performance

Today's Money Minute looks at how the private sector fared in the UK and the eurozone, plus the latest data from the American services sector.
5 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 4 February: BP investors heading for disappointment?

In today's Money Minute, we look ahead to earnings figures from oil major BP; Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, and the latest data from China…
4 Feb 2020
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Brexit

Brexit begins: what do the UK and the EU want from a trade deal?

With Brexit now done, the trade talks can begin. But who wants what from a UK/EU trade deal, and how likely are they to get it?
3 Feb 2020
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People

Kim Woo-choong: the ambiguous legacy of Daewoo's Chairman Kim

Former Daewoo chairman Kim Woo-choong inspired a generation of entrepreneurs. His empire collapsed and his career ended in ignominy, but was he to bla…
3 Feb 2020
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Stockmarkets

Is coronavirus panic reaching a peak yet?

As the coronavirus scare continues, John Stepek asks if the markets’ panic has been too extreme, and looks at the possibilities for investors.
3 Feb 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Monday 3 February: confirmation of a pickup in house prices

This week, we get an interest-rate decision in Australia; UK house price data; and employment figures from the USA
3 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

The uncertain fate of HS2 – the case for and against

The prime minister is due to decide whether to go ahead with the controversial high-speed rail link from London to the north. What is he likely to dec…
1 Feb 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: corona-panic takes hold

As the coronavirus spreads around the world, John Stepek looks at how it may have affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
1 Feb 2020