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Alina Morse: the teenager who made a million

Fourteen-year-old Alina Morse created Zollipops, her sugar-free confectionery company, out of her desire for treats that wouldn't rot her teeth.
20 Jan 2020
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Money Minute Monday 20 January: another busy week for the UK economy

In today's Money Minute, we look forward to another busy week for UK economic data.
20 Jan 2020
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UK Economy

Take a punt against businesses with Remainer CEOs

Prominent EU supporters’ faulty reasoning is a liability for their businesses, says Matthew Lynn. Sell their shares short.
19 Jan 2020
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UK Economy

Dominic Cummings: the "weirdos" take back control

The prime minister’s special adviser is planning big changes in the way the government machine works. What can we expect? Simon Wilson reports.
18 Jan 2020
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Entrepreneurs

Kristian Tapaninaho: bootstrapping his way to success

Kristian Tapaninaho grew Ooni, his pizza-oven business, through "bootstrapping" – quick and successful growth with very little external funding.
17 Jan 2020
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Willie Walsh: the colourful scamp who saved BA

Willie Walsh is standing down after 15 years in the cockpit at Britain’s flagship airline. Few will miss his combative approach, but the industry is l…
17 Jan 2020
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Will this year bring any cheer for China's markets?

China's double-digit growth rates of previous decades are long gone. Will the weakness continue?
17 Jan 2020
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Money Minute Friday 17 January: UK weakness likely to continue

Today's Money Minute previews UK retail sales figures the UK, inflation data from Europe and industrial production from the US.
17 Jan 2020

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UK house prices may be heading for a Boris bounce

The latest survey of estate agents and surveyors from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is "unambiguously positive" – suggesting house pric…
16 Jan 2020
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Welcome to MoneyWeek's new website

MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek welcomes you to the revamped website, and explains what's changed.
15 Jan 2020
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Money Minute Thursday 16 January: a batch of company results

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to results from a host of UK companies, plus the latest unemployment figures from the US.
15 Jan 2020
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Are UK house prices really on the rebound?

The latest house price data from the Office for National Statistics paint a picture of a housing market that is showing signs of rallying. That's not …
15 Jan 2020
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Economy

Weak inflation data may gives the Bank of England an excuse to cut rates

UK inflation is edging lower, and is now well below the Bank of England’s 2% target rate. That could mean even lower interest rates. Here's why. 
15 Jan 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Wednesday 15 January: UK inflation and house prices

In today’s Money Minute, we look ahead to the latest UK inflation and house price figures, plus we have Germany’s GDP data for 2019.
15 Jan 2020
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Investments

Where will markets be in 2030? Here are 20 forecasts for the 2020s

A lot has changed in the last ten years – stockmarkets soared, technology transformed our lives and politics has changed beyond measure. Here, Dominic…
14 Jan 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 14 January: US bank results and inflation

In today's Money Minute, we preview results from banking giant sJP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo, plus the latest consumer price inflation.
14 Jan 2020
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Money Minute Monday 13 January: a busy week for UK data

Today's Money Minute looks forward to a busy week in the UK, with the latest figures for both inflation and retail sales.
13 Jan 2020
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EU Economy

Investors needn’t fear the rise of Europe’s green parties

Green parties across Europe are finding the centre-right to be natural allies. That will be great for business, says Matthew Lynn.
12 Jan 2020
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Economy

The charts that matter: nothing to see here, folks

John Stepek lokos at how an eventful week in the world of geopolitics has affected – or not – the charts that matter most to the global economy.
11 Jan 2020
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A look at the state of Iran’s feeble economy

The Islamic Republic is a big player in regional geopolitics, but its economy is weak, its people in revolt and its enemies growing bolder. Simon Wils…
11 Jan 2020
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Stock markets

Here’s what really matters for markets in 2020

The current geopolitical turmoil is making headlines. But it isn’t particularly significant for investors, says John Stepek. What matters more is how …
10 Jan 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Friday 10 January: big news from the US

In today's Money Minute, we look forward to the day's big economic news from the US with the publication of the latest non-farm payrolls and wage infl…
10 Jan 2020
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Money Minute Thursday 9 January: EU withdrawal, plus eurozone and US jobs figures

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to the vote on the government's EU withdrawal bill and the latest employment figures for the eurozone and the US.
9 Jan 2020
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US vs Iran: threat of war shakes the world

America’s assassination of a key figure in the Iranian regime has jolted bullish investors out of their complacency. Could we now be facing an oil spi…
9 Jan 2020
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Another year of politics for investors to worry about

It’s the start of another year and once again politics looms large in the minds of investors. This year, it’s an escalation in the temperature of the …
9 Jan 2020
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Money Minute Wednesday 8 January: UK house prices and Chinese inflation

In today's Money Minute we look ahead to the latest report on house prices from Halifax; plus inflation in China and European business confidence.
8 Jan 2020
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Small business: where to find funds for your company

There are plenty of potential sources of money to help your startup business flourish, says David Prosser.
7 Jan 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 7 January: will US services fare better than manufacturing?

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to the latest figures from America's services sector, plus the health of the eurozone's retail sector.
7 Jan 2020
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Global Economy

What escalating tension between Iran and the US means for oil prices

The tension between the US and Iran is unlikely to mean all-out war in the Middle East. But markets may be getting a little too complacent about its e…
6 Jan 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Monday 6 January: the week ahead

In today's Money Minute, we take a look ahead to this week’s biggest financial stories, including UK house prices and American wages.
6 Jan 2020
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Neil Woodford rides again

Neil Woodford’s speedy descent made Icarus look like a slouch. Many thought he would now be spending more time with his horses. He’s actually plotting…
1 Jan 2020
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The movers and shakers of 2019

Men make history, but not in circumstances of their own choosing, said Marx. Some men make more of it in less time than others. Here are four figures …
31 Dec 2019
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Small business

Money makers: a £215m fortune from sarnies

Julian Metcalfe, founder of Pret A Manger, made a fortune from transforming the way the country eats lunch.
28 Dec 2019
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Economy

The winner of our corporate Baftas – the greatest companies of the past decade

Share price and sheer market clout has made video-streaming service Netflix the stand-out star of the stock titans in 2019, says Matthew Lynn.
28 Dec 2019
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Economy

Chart of the week: US inflation is worse than it looks

The current annual rate of consumer price inflation (CPI) in America is just below the US Federal Reserve’s target of 2%, but to most people it feels …
27 Dec 2019
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Economy

Is the bull-run in stocks out of breath?

American equities soared beyond expectations this year. Yet after a year of outsize returns, most expect a far more modest showing in 2020.
27 Dec 2019
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Five questions for: Markus Stripf of Spoon Guru

Spoon Guru helps people find the perfect foods for their dietary needs and health objectives.
27 Dec 2019
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Sweden ditches negative interest rates

Sweden has ended its experiment with negative interest rates. The Sveriges Riksbank, the world’s oldest central bank, has raised the main interest rat…
26 Dec 2019
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Economy

Emerging economies find their feet

This year saw a return to normal for emerging markets. It’s a far cry from 2018, which brought misery for those betting on the world’s fastest-growing…
26 Dec 2019
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Economy

MoneyWeek's quiz of the year 2019

Between Brexit, a general election and now the impeachment of the US president, it’s been an eventful year. But how many big financial stories can you…
26 Dec 2019
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Pham Nhat Vuong: Vietnam’s Donald Trump

Not satisfied with a business empire that covers just about everything in his native Vietnam, property mogul Pham Nhat Vuong is making a move into the…
25 Dec 2019
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Economy

Negative bond yields: could the 2020s mark the end of this freakish financial phenomenon?

If there’s one thing the 2010s will be notable for, it's the incredible things happening in the bond market. John Stepek asks if we've finally seen th…
24 Dec 2019
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Economy

Four ways to shape post-Brexit Britain

One part of the Brexit debate is thankfully over. A more important one must now begin, says Matthew Lynn. How to build a post-Brexit Britain.
22 Dec 2019
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Emerging markets

South Africa is running out of time to reform its economy

Unless South Africa institutes economic reforms, including greater fiscal discipline, a clampdown on corruption, and easing labour laws, it risks losi…
22 Dec 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: as the year draws to a close, optimism reigns

At the end of an eventful year, John Stepek casts his eye over the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
21 Dec 2019
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Economy

What's behind the great French pensions revolt?

Workers in France are on strike and taking to the streets to protest against President Macron’s reforms. We’ve seen this play before – but this time t…
21 Dec 2019
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China economy

China’s maturing corporate bond market

Chinese companies are defaulting on their debt in record numbers. And the trouble could spread to state-owned enterprises.
20 Dec 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Friday 20 December: public sector borrowing in the UK

Today's Money Minute – the last of the year – looks ahead to the latest data on public sector net borrowing, which gives us a snapshot of government s…
20 Dec 2019
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Economy

How long can the good times roll?

Despite all the doom and gloom that has dominated our headlines for most of 2019, Britain and most of the rest of the developing world is currently en…
19 Dec 2019