Global Economy

Why there is still life in the energy bull market
Galapagos wind turbines
Energy

Why there is still life in the energy bull market

A green power initiative on the Galapagos Islands demonstrates how the renewable energy transition will need to be supported by fossil fuels for some …
4 Nov 2022
The end of cheap money hits the markets
Zurich
Stockmarkets

The end of cheap money hits the markets

Markets have swooned as central banks raise interest rates, leaving the era of cheap money behind.
28 Sep 2022
Investors are still in denial about inflation and interest rates
Stockholm
Global Economy

Investors are still in denial about inflation and interest rates

There are worrying signs that inflation is becoming embedded in the economy, but many investors are struggling to adjust to the new reality.
23 Sep 2022
Could gold be the basis for a new global currency?
Man buying his shopping with a gold bar
Gold

Could gold be the basis for a new global currency?

Gold has always been the most reliable form of money. Now collaboration between China and Russia could lead to a new gold-backed means of exchange – g…
22 Sep 2022
How millennial entrepreneurs are ruining the work ethic
Person working on a beach
Global Economy

How millennial entrepreneurs are ruining the work ethic

Millennial entrepreneurs flush with cash are undermining the work ethic. That is a dangerous trend, says Matthew Lynn.
3 Sep 2022
Neom megacity: Saudi Arabia’s vision of the future
Global Economy

Neom megacity: Saudi Arabia’s vision of the future

The kingdom is building a futuristic city in the desert, a key component of its plan to wean the economy off oil and woo tourists and global businesse…
26 Aug 2022
How capitalism has been undermined by poor governance
Global Economy

How capitalism has been undermined by poor governance

Capitalism’s “ruthless efficiency” has been undermined by poor governance, a lack of competition and central banks’ over-enthusiastic money printing, …
18 Aug 2022
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A turning point in economic history as globalisation comes to an end
Global Economy

A turning point in economic history as globalisation comes to an end

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan could mark a turning point as Western firms swap low costs for resilience, moving away from China to more “friendly” c…
16 Aug 2022
Semiconductor shortage: industry heads for “supersize bust”
Global Economy

Semiconductor shortage: industry heads for “supersize bust”

The semiconductor shortage could soon become a semiconductor glut as demand for electronic gadgets falls while state subsidies could mean a surplus of…
16 Aug 2022
Why China will remain an economic powerhouse
Global Economy

Why China will remain an economic powerhouse

Some analysts think China is on a path to economic disaster. They are kidding themselves, says Matthew Lynn. He explains why China is not in any type …
13 Aug 2022
Don't be scared by economic forecasting
Global Economy

Don't be scared by economic forecasting

The Bank of England warned last week the UK will tip into recession this year. But predictions about stockmarkets, earnings or macroeconomic trends ca…
12 Aug 2022
Brace yourself for the return of rationing
Economy

Brace yourself for the return of rationing

Russia is turning off the cheap energy. That is already leading to belt-tightening, says Matthew Lynn. Who will suffer most, and which sectors will th…
5 Aug 2022
The biggest change in the last 17 years – the death of the “Greenspan put”
Global Economy

The biggest change in the last 17 years – the death of the “Greenspan put”

Since I joined MoneyWeek 17 years ago, says John Stepek, we’ve seen a global financial crisis, a eurozone sovereign debt crisis , several Chinese grow…
3 Aug 2022
Is the US in recession and does it matter?
US Economy

Is the US in recession and does it matter?

There's a heated debate over whether the US is in recession or not. But why does it matter? John Stepek explains
29 Jul 2022
Will the euro crisis flare up again?
EU Economy

Will the euro crisis flare up again?

With Italy’s borrowing costs rising quickly, and inflation climbing, the European Central Bank has unveiled a new tool to help indebted states. Is it …
28 Jul 2022
Beware of cheap emerging markets
Emerging markets

Beware of cheap emerging markets

Emerging markets look cheap, but tread carefully – they tend to be highly cyclical and a global recession would weigh heavily on them.
27 Jul 2022
Who will follow Sri Lanka into a debt crisis?
Emerging markets

Who will follow Sri Lanka into a debt crisis?

Sri Lanka defaulted on its debt in May as soaring global food prices and a tourism slowdown collided with years of profligate state spending. Which c…
27 Jul 2022
Are interest rates set to go higher than anyone thinks possible?
Inflation

Are interest rates set to go higher than anyone thinks possible?

With inflation raging at 10% or more, central banks may have to raise interest rates to similar levels to keep it under control. But have they got the…
26 Jul 2022
The lesson from the Uber lobbying scandal
Economy

The lesson from the Uber lobbying scandal

Tech firms should openly stand up for free markets, says Matthew Lynn. Uber’s mistake was that it chose to stay in the shadows while lobbying politici…
23 Jul 2022
An era of high inflation has arrived
Inflation

An era of high inflation has arrived

In recent weeks investors had started to bet on signs that inflation may be peaking – but we’re in a new economic age. Expect high inflation to be her…
20 Jul 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast with Edward Chancellor
Inflation

The MoneyWeek Podcast with Edward Chancellor

Merryn talks to author Edward Chancellor about interest – AKA “the price of anxiety” – and why it, like gravity, is the force that holds everything in…
14 Jul 2022
What does the latest inflation shocker from the US mean for your money?
Investment strategy

What does the latest inflation shocker from the US mean for your money?

US inflation has hit another fresh 40-year high and it’s unlikely to be going away any time soon, despite the best efforts of the Federal Reserve. Wit…
14 Jul 2022