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Coronavirus: Big Brother widens his embrace

The coronavirus crisis has led to a massive expansion of the state into all areas of daily life. Should we be worried?
4 Apr 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: recession is here – how deep it will get?

After a week in which US unemployment claims topped six million, John Stepek looks at how the charts that matter most to the global economy are lookin…
4 Apr 2020
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Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast – Russell Napier: how much debt is too much?

Merryn talks to financial strategist and author Russell Napier about the huge levels of debt embedded in the global economy, the governmental response…
3 Apr 2020
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Global Economy

Don’t forget about consumer debt

It’s not just corporate debt that is out of control. Consumer debt is, too.
3 Apr 2020
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Emerging markets

India’s lockdown: high stakes for Narendra Modi

By putting 1.3 billion people on lockdown, India's PM, Narendra Modi, could either cement his reputation as a powerful, reforming leader, or trigger w…
3 Apr 2020
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Global Economy

The same changes are happening, just faster

From international relations to working from home, the coronavirus outbreak hasn't so much radically changed the world as sped up changes that were al…
2 Apr 2020
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Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast - Edward Chancellor: governments’ reaction to the virus will come back to haunt us

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to financial historian, investment strategist and author Edward Chancellor, and asks: are we doing the right thing, is it g…
31 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Debt jubilee: will our debts be written off?

The idea of a "debt jubilee" – general society-wide cancellation of debt – goes back to Biblical times. Could it happen again? And would it really do …
28 Mar 2020

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Global Economy

The charts that matter: are we there yet?

Markets rallied in a week when the world's central banks unleashed a torrent of newly-printed money. John Stepek looks at what's happened to the chart…
28 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Will coronavirus cause the airline sector to crash?

The government has ruled out a bailout for the airline industry – for now. US carriers appear to be even more vulnerable to the downturn.
26 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Could universal basic income save the world?

Long touted as a simple solution to the complex problems that arise in capitalist societies, universal basic income is having another moment in the sp…
26 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Navigating a world in which the odd is has become the everyday

In these strange times, everything once deemed unthinkable is now thinkable. But that doesn't mean it is possible, says Merryn Somerset Webb
26 Mar 2020
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Governments and central banks have acted on coronavirus: is it time to buy?

The authorities are taking unprecedented measures to combat coronavirus. Are they enough? Are they too much? And what happens after the crisis is past…
26 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

The corona bubble: are we overreacting?

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic resembles the inverse of a speculative mania, says Edward Chancellor.
26 Mar 2020
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EU Economy

The European Central Bank throws away the rulebook to bail out Italy

The ECB has removed all constraints on asset purchases and will now buy “whatever it takes” to tackle the coronavirus. John Stepek explains what it me…
26 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

The Federal Reserve goes all-out in the battle against coronavirus

In the biggest central bank intervention yet, the US Federal Reserve has come out all guns blazing. John Stepek looks at what it’s doing and how it’s …
24 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast Issue 992 - Bright spots amid the gloom

Merryn and John, in a downbeat mood after a bad week, talk about the authorities' response to the coronavirus; the panic in the bond market; and look …
24 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Markets are starting to realise just how bad the coronavirus crisis will be

As governments around the world throw everything including the kitchen sink in the fight against coronavirus, markets are reaching the “moment of maxi…
23 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

The biggest bailout in history?

The massive economic shock caused by the coronavirus is forcing governments to take radical action. So what is our government doing and how does it co…
21 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: the helicopters are unleashed

In a week when all sense of what's normal went out the window, John Stepek looks at what's happened to the charts that matter most to the global econo…
21 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Financial stimulus: monetary bazooka misses its target

Central bank action to prevent liquidity from drying up has failed to reverse the market rout.
20 Mar 2020
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Corporate bonds

The world is drowning in corporate debt

The world’s $74trn “ocean of corporate debt” contains many hidden perils which could infect the wider financial market
20 Mar 2020
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Government bonds

The corona crisis will mark the end of the longest-running trend in markets

With politicians and central bankers enthusiastically embracing money printing and a recession almost certainly not too far off, the slide in bond yie…
20 Mar 2020