Financial crisis

US repo rate spike: an “alarming echo” of the financial crisis
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Economy

US repo rate spike: an “alarming echo” of the financial crisis

A sudden shortage of liquidity the repo market last week prompted buyers to bid up prices, sending the rate as high as 10% at one point.
26 Sep 2019
Forget the financial crisis: it’s time to bet on British banks
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Stockmarkets

Forget the financial crisis: it’s time to bet on British banks

Over a decade after the financial crisis, investors are still reluctant to consider British banks. But their worries are overblown and the stocks are …
23 May 2019
Ten years after the great financial crisis, things could have been so different
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Economy

Ten years after the great financial crisis, things could have been so different

The shock waves from the great financial crisis have finally reached the shore. Turns out socialism for the rich doesn’t play well with electorates, s…
2 May 2019
Don’t let a good financial crisis go to waste
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Economy

Don’t let a good financial crisis go to waste

The global liquidity squeeze may cause a nasty downturn. Be prepared, says Max King. If we do get another financial crisis, fill your boots.
1 Mar 2019
Here’s what happened the last time the bond market crashed
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Economy

Here’s what happened the last time the bond market crashed

John Stepek looks back to the “great bond massacre” of 1994 to find out what we can learn about today’s bond bubble.
11 Oct 2018
MoneyWeek saw the financial crisis coming
Economy

MoneyWeek saw the financial crisis coming

Many people still think no one foresaw the financial crisis, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And that's just as the big banks would have it.
20 Sep 2018
Why the best response to the financial crisis would have been a recession
Economy

Why the best response to the financial crisis would have been a recession

The authorities’ response to the 2008 financial crisis may have ended up neutering capitalism – the greatest poverty destroying system ever.
17 Sep 2018

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Where will the next financial crisis start?
Financial crisis

Where will the next financial crisis start?

The resurgence of “covenant lite” or “cov-lite” loans could spell trouble, says Marina Gerner.
27 Jul 2018
Netflix: a crisis of faith
Stockmarkets

Netflix: a crisis of faith

Streaming giant Netflix has fallen short of its new subscriber targets. But it is still streets ahead of its media rivals. Alice Gråhns reports
20 Jul 2018
How the 1930s banking crises prolonged the Great Depression
Economy

How the 1930s banking crises prolonged the Great Depression

The Wall Street crash wasn’t the only stockmarket crash of the Twenties. So how did it turn into one of the longest economic downturns in modern histo…
8 Dec 2017
The brutal global stockmarket crash that hit Britain hardest
Economy

The brutal global stockmarket crash that hit Britain hardest

In the latest of his series on stockmarket crashes, John Stepek looks at probably the worst in living memory: the crash of 1973/74.
15 Sep 2017
Will we see a repeat of 2008? Yes – but not in the UK
Economy

Will we see a repeat of 2008? Yes – but not in the UK

With the world swimming in debt, there is certain to be a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis – but not in the UK. John Stepek explains why.
13 Mar 2017