Economy

Coronavirus has had less of an impact on UK property than you might think
Shops to let in London
Property

Coronavirus has had less of an impact on UK property than you might think

The UK property market looked to have been turned upside-down as people abandoned city flats to work from more spacious homes in the country, while of…
29 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: the US dollar keeps on strengthening
Economy

The charts that matter: the US dollar keeps on strengthening

The US dollar saw further rises this week as gold and cryptocurrencies sold off. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the globa…
27 Nov 2021
Rafal Brzoska: the “Locker King” seeking to conquer Britain
Rafal Brzoska
People

Rafal Brzoska: the “Locker King” seeking to conquer Britain

Polish entrepreneur Rafal Brzoska’s company almost drowned in debt before being rescued and refocusing on its big idea – automated postal boxes. He is…
27 Nov 2021
Everyone wants more leisure time – but is that possible?
Woman in a hammock on a tropical beach
Investment strategy

Everyone wants more leisure time – but is that possible?

One of the effects of the pandemic is that everyone wants to work less – whether from home or in the office. But is that possible over the long term?
26 Nov 2021
Backtracking on HS2: the state of high-speed rail in the UK
MoneyWeek cover illustration - HS2
UK Economy

Backtracking on HS2: the state of high-speed rail in the UK

The government has found a reverse gear on the controversial high-speed rail project. But does backing out now make sense?
26 Nov 2021
Turkey heads for a currency crisis as the lira plummets
Currencies

Turkey heads for a currency crisis as the lira plummets

The Turkish lira has lost 40% of its value so far this year after the central bank bowed to pressure to cut interest rates.
26 Nov 2021
What Europe’s fourth wave of Covid means for investors
Economy

What Europe’s fourth wave of Covid means for investors

A fourth wave of Covid infections is spreading across mainland Europe, with many countries re-introducing restrictions. Saloni Sardana looks at what i…
25 Nov 2021
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Charlie Mullins: plumber to the rich and famous
People

Charlie Mullins: plumber to the rich and famous

Charlie Mullins bunked off school as a child to earn money fixing pipes. Over 50 years on, he sold his plumbing business for more than £125m. Now he h…
25 Nov 2021
What do Turkey’s tumbling lira and America’s oil raid have in common?
Global Economy

What do Turkey’s tumbling lira and America’s oil raid have in common?

Joe Biden’s confirmation that Jerome Powell will stay on as Fed chair has sent jitters in markets from Turkey to Texas. John Stepek explains what’s go…
24 Nov 2021
Why Britons are much wealthier than we think
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Why Britons are much wealthier than we think

Britons are much better off and the UK is a wealthier country than the GDP data suggests, says Max King. That’s likely to continue whatever the short …
23 Nov 2021
Shell's move to London is a vote of confidence in Brexit Britain
UK stockmarkets

Shell's move to London is a vote of confidence in Brexit Britain

Shell and Unilever have upped sticks and moved to the UK. The City should tempt more corporate giants in, says Matthew Lynn.
21 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: gold hangs on to gains while the dollar continues higher
Economy

The charts that matter: gold hangs on to gains while the dollar continues higher

The gold price continued to hang on to last week’s gains, even as the US dollar powered higher this week. Here’s how that has affected the charts that…
20 Nov 2021
How the return of nuclear power can help get us to net zero
Energy

How the return of nuclear power can help get us to net zero

Nuclear power was the future once – and now it seems it is again as governments look for ways to meet their net-zero targets.
20 Nov 2021
Amazon, the great disruptor, might be about to turn payments upside down too
Tech stocks

Amazon, the great disruptor, might be about to turn payments upside down too

Amazon’s ban on UK Visa credit cards is more than just a local post-Brexit spat, says John Stepek. It could be part of a wider plan to disrupt the who…
19 Nov 2021
The three key risks for investors in China, and how to tackle them
China stockmarkets

The three key risks for investors in China, and how to tackle them

Xi Jinping’s vision for the future of China is very different to the past. Stricter social control and the slow struggle to tackle problems in the eco…
19 Nov 2021
Why the Bank of England must act now on inflation
Inflation

Why the Bank of England must act now on inflation

The Bank of England must act fast on interest rates if it wants to convince us that it is even remotely serious about stopping inflation getting out o…
19 Nov 2021
Jamie Dimon: the “president of Wall Street”
People

Jamie Dimon: the “president of Wall Street”

Since Jamie Dimon became CEO of JPMorgan, the bank has made total returns that easily outstrip its rivals and sits on $3.4trn in assets. What’s the se…
19 Nov 2021
Rising inflation puts central banks’ credibility at stake
Inflation

Rising inflation puts central banks’ credibility at stake

Central banks are running out of excuses for not raising interest rates as inflation soars.
19 Nov 2021
Here’s why UK investors should keep an eye on New Zealand’s fight against inflation
Economy

Here’s why UK investors should keep an eye on New Zealand’s fight against inflation

The Bank of England remains relaxed about inflation and is holding off raising interest rates. But things are very different on the other side of the …
18 Nov 2021
The UK jobs market is booming – so it’ll be hard to skip raising rates next month
UK Economy

The UK jobs market is booming – so it’ll be hard to skip raising rates next month

The UK has a booming jobs market and the lowest interest rates in history. One of those things has to give, says John Stepek
16 Nov 2021
How your business should tackle the annual investment allowance – the “yo-yo tax”
Small business

How your business should tackle the annual investment allowance – the “yo-yo tax”

Approach the government’s fast-changing schemes to encourage business investment with caution, says David Prosser.
16 Nov 2021
Don’t worry about the global population explosion – it’s unlikely to happen
Investment strategy

Don’t worry about the global population explosion – it’s unlikely to happen

One of the many things we are taught to worry about is the fast-rising global population. But in fact, says Merryn Somerset Webb, the opposite is tru…
15 Nov 2021