Economy

Quantitative easing: too much of a good thing
Mervyn King
UK Economy

Quantitative easing: too much of a good thing

The Bank of England is addicted to quantitative easing (QE), the House of Lords has warned. What does that mean for investors?
26 Jul 2021
The crisis brewing in emerging markets
Protesters throwing stones
Emerging markets

The crisis brewing in emerging markets

Covid-related political unrest and financial collapse in the developing world are the biggest threats right now, says Matthew Lynn.
25 Jul 2021
José Neves: the Buddhist transforming luxury fashion
José Neves
People

José Neves: the Buddhist transforming luxury fashion

José Neves cornered the market in building bespoke websites and apps for boutique fashion brands and retailers. That put him in a sweet spot when the …
25 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: what happened to reflation?
Economy

The charts that matter: what happened to reflation?

Government bond yields turned down this week, while the US stock market hit new highs, as “reflation” trades wilted under the pressure of concerns ove…
24 Jul 2021
A new revolution in Cuba?
Protesters in Cuba
Economy

A new revolution in Cuba?

The biggest protests in decades have rocked the one-party communist state. But is change for the better really on the cards?
24 Jul 2021
Gold is poised to glitter again
Gold

Gold is poised to glitter again

It has been a bad year so far for gold investors, but gold’s traditional role as an inflation hedge will serve it well.
23 Jul 2021
Can Latin America's economies recover from the pandemic?
Emerging markets

Can Latin America's economies recover from the pandemic?

Few places have suffered as much from the Covid-19 pandemic as Latin America. A sustained commodity rally could help.  
23 Jul 2021
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The myth of hypothecated taxes
Tax

The myth of hypothecated taxes

The government wants to add a penny on our National Insurance contributions to pay for social care. But it won’t, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It will j…
23 Jul 2021
Brian Pellegrini: why America isn't going back to work
Economy

Brian Pellegrini: why America isn't going back to work

Brian Pellegrini, founder of Intertemporal Economics, talks to Merryn about the post pandemic economy; why Americans aren't returning to work; plus in…
22 Jul 2021
What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?
Global Economy

What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?

Central banks are split on the future of monetary policy and the global recovery. Saloni Sardana looks at the stance of six of the world’s biggest cen…
22 Jul 2021
Here’s what it’ll take for markets to stop worrying about Covid-19
Economy

Here’s what it’ll take for markets to stop worrying about Covid-19

The biggest driver of markets over the past 18 months has been fear of Covid-19. And right now it's back in the ascendancy, says John Stepek.
20 Jul 2021
Lockdown Day saw the market hit rock bottom – could Freedom Day mark a top?
UK stockmarkets

Lockdown Day saw the market hit rock bottom – could Freedom Day mark a top?

When the UK locked down against Covid, markets plunged, but recovered quickly. Could England’s removal of restrictions mark the market top, asks John …
19 Jul 2021
Why companies should stay out of the residential lettings market
UK Economy

Why companies should stay out of the residential lettings market

Companies, such as Lloyds Bank and John Lewis, who are looking to muscle in on the residential lettings market should think twice, says Matthew Lynn
18 Jul 2021
The charts that matter: gold in a positive mood
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold in a positive mood

The gold price perked up significantly this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
17 Jul 2021
The story of Wise, a multi-billion fintech started by accident
People

The story of Wise, a multi-billion fintech started by accident

If you grow up in a situation where a whole country has to be made from scratch, creating a game-changing financial technology start-up such as Wise …
17 Jul 2021
The Bank of Japan is getting into industrial policy
Economy

The Bank of Japan is getting into industrial policy

The Bank of Japan has shrugged off its fig leaf of independence and is getting involved in fiscal policy. And won't be the only central bank to do so,…
16 Jul 2021
The dawn of a new space age
Global Economy

The dawn of a new space age

Jostling to be the first billionaire in space might seem to be a daft ego trip, but it is all part of a broader space industry with important real-wor…
16 Jul 2021
Asia’s “tiger economies” have stopped growling
Emerging markets

Asia’s “tiger economies” have stopped growling

Asian shares had their worst week since February last week. And the next few months look set to be bumpy.
16 Jul 2021
Get set for the next inflation scare
Inflation

Get set for the next inflation scare

The “reflation trade” is coming under pressure. But politicians’ ongoing fiscal splurge means that inflation will come eventually.
16 Jul 2021
Why the UK's 2.5% inflation is a big deal
Inflation

Why the UK's 2.5% inflation is a big deal

After years of inflation being a financial-assets problem, it is now an “ordinary things” problem too, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But central banks st…
16 Jul 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism
Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism

Russell Napier talks to Merryn about financial repression – or "stealing money from old people slowly" – plus how Asian capitalism is taking over in t…
16 Jul 2021
UK employment figures and wages up as recovery gains speed
UK Economy

UK employment figures and wages up as recovery gains speed

The number of British workers in employment is over half a million more than it was this time last year, with weekly earnings rising by around 7% year…
15 Jul 2021