Economy

Two of the biggest risks to the “Roaring 2020s” scenario
Oxford Street shoppers
Global Economy

Two of the biggest risks to the “Roaring 2020s” scenario

A lot of people – including us – are expecting an inflationary boom as we all emerge from lockdown to spend, spend, spend. But there are a couple of t…
15 Jun 2021
Will the Federal Reserve give markets a shock this week?
Jerome Powell
US Economy

Will the Federal Reserve give markets a shock this week?

With US inflation coming in higher than expected, markets are nervously awaiting the Federal Reserve’s response. John Stepek looks at what’s likely to…
14 Jun 2021
Nvidia’s Jensen Huang: prophet of the AI age
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang
People

Nvidia’s Jensen Huang: prophet of the AI age

Jensen Huang’s Nvidia started out in computer games. That may have been merely a toehold on the route to global dominance in the tech industry.
13 Jun 2021
The charts that matter: global bond yields take a dive
Global Economy

The charts that matter: global bond yields take a dive

As government bond yields around the world take a big tumble, we look at the charts that matter most to the global economy.
12 Jun 2021
The G7’s global corporation tax: bringing Big Tech to heel
Joe Biden playing whack-a-mole
Tech stocks

The G7’s global corporation tax: bringing Big Tech to heel

The G7 group of nations has agreed to potentially historic changes in the way multinational companies are taxed. Who wins and who loses?
12 Jun 2021
US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet
Inflation

US inflation is rising faster than anyone expected – but markets aren’t worried yet

US inflation is at its highest in nearly 30 years. But markets are unfazed, banking on it being just a temporary blip. John Stepek isn’t so sure. Here…
11 Jun 2021
The simple answer to Britain's staff shortages: raise wages
UK Economy

The simple answer to Britain's staff shortages: raise wages

The UK's businesses are suffering from a shortage of staff. If they want to fix that, they'll have to do the one thing they really hate: raise wages
10 Jun 2021
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What’s the outlook for the UK tech sector?
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What’s the outlook for the UK tech sector?

As the UK moves through the Covid-19 pandemic, the country’s tech sector has a potentially big part to play in the recovery.
10 Jun 2021
Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. Is this the start of something?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. Is this the start of something?

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender. John Stepek explains why, and asks if other countries might do the…
10 Jun 2021
The semiconductor supply crunch: what’s it about and what does it mean for you?
Global Economy

The semiconductor supply crunch: what’s it about and what does it mean for you?

The world is facing a shortage of semiconductors. Saloni Sardana explains why the world has run out of them and why the chip shortage will ripple acro…
9 Jun 2021
We shouldn’t let digital currencies kill off cash – here’s why
Bitcoin & crypto

We shouldn’t let digital currencies kill off cash – here’s why

Central banks are keen on implementing their own digital currencies. But the end of physical cash could give governments total control over how you sp…
8 Jun 2021
How St Ives became St Tropez as the recovery drives prices sky high
UK Economy

How St Ives became St Tropez as the recovery drives prices sky high

Merryn Somerset Webb finds herself at the epicentre of Britain’s V-shaped recovery as pent-up demand flows straight into Cornwall’s restaurants and be…
8 Jun 2021
The G7 countries struck a long-awaited tax agreement this weekend. What’s next?
Global Economy

The G7 countries struck a long-awaited tax agreement this weekend. What’s next?

The G7 group of rich countries has proposed a minimum corporation tax rate of 15%. Saloni Sardana looks at what the next steps and whether the proposa…
7 Jun 2021
Stockmarkets are due a breather
Stockmarkets

Stockmarkets are due a breather

Inflation jitters look overdone, but high valuations mean equities will still tread water for a few months, says Max King
7 Jun 2021
What's to be done about the post-Covid dearth of baristas?
UK Economy

What's to be done about the post-Covid dearth of baristas?

The economy is reopening, but who will staff the bars, cafes and nail salons?
7 Jun 2021
The government says it wants to build more houses – but will it?
UK Economy

The government says it wants to build more houses – but will it?

As PM, Boris Johnson is pushing through reforms that should make it easier to build more houses. As a local MP, he opposes such plans. Which of these …
7 Jun 2021
Why markets don’t really mind weak US employment data
US Economy

Why markets don’t really mind weak US employment data

The latest US employment data was worse than expected. And while the dollar took a knock, the stockmarket rallied. John Stepek explains why markets ar…
7 Jun 2021
What's driving the surge in food prices and what are the knock-on effects?
Inflation

What's driving the surge in food prices and what are the knock-on effects?

Data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) monthly food price index, shows prices in May were 40% higher compared to last year. John Ste…
4 Jun 2021
Mayssa Al Midani: agritech, nutrition and climate change – feeding the world while caring for the planet
Global Economy

Mayssa Al Midani: agritech, nutrition and climate change – feeding the world while caring for the planet

Merryn talks to Mayssa Al Midani of the Pictet Nutrition fund about how she invests in feeding the world's expanding population in a sustainable way, …
4 Jun 2021
What Biden’s blockbuster budget means for inflation
US Economy

What Biden’s blockbuster budget means for inflation

US president Joe Biden announced a $6 trillion budget last week. Saloni Sardana explains why this will add to inflation fears.
3 Jun 2021
The real problem of Universal Basic Income (UBI)
US Economy

The real problem of Universal Basic Income (UBI)

April employment numbers showed 75 per cent fewer people in the US returned to employment compared to expectations. Merryn Somerset-Webb explains how …
1 Jun 2021
The house price boom is looking dangerously like a bubble now
House prices

The house price boom is looking dangerously like a bubble now

UK house prices are looking dangerously expensive. John Stepek breaks down why it is rising and how higher inflation can derail the growth.
1 Jun 2021