Global Economy

Why China will remain an economic powerhouse
Xi Jinping
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
Oil and gas production
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
Restaurant chef cooking
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”
Alan Greenspan
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?
Shoppers
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
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
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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
The global property bubble bursts
Property

The global property bubble bursts

After a two-year long worldwide boom in house prices fuelled by ultra-low interest rates, central bankers are tightening monetary policy and the globa…
13 Jul 2022
Will China invade Taiwan?
Global Economy

Will China invade Taiwan?

Could Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine set an example for China, which has long claimed Taiwan as part of its territory? If so, what would be the …
7 Jul 2022
Can anything stop the dollar’s devastating bull run?
Currencies

Can anything stop the dollar’s devastating bull run?

The US dollar has been on a massive bull run for the last year or so. Commodity prices are sliding, and the euro – maybe even the pound – could hit pa…
7 Jul 2022
Low growth and high inflation: a toxic cocktail for anxious markets
Stockmarkets

Low growth and high inflation: a toxic cocktail for anxious markets

Low growth, high inflation, central bank tightening, a strong dollar, and the risk of recession is proving a toxic cocktail for world stockmarkets – a…
6 Jul 2022
Even if we end up in recession, a more inflationary world awaits us
UK Economy

Even if we end up in recession, a more inflationary world awaits us

The idea that a recession will drive down interest rates – and thus inflation – is flawed, says John Stepek. The disinflationary forces of the recent …
6 Jul 2022
The transition to renewable energy is easier said than done
Renewables

The transition to renewable energy is easier said than done

We are on a path to “net zero” carbon emissions, says Edward Chancellor, but fossil fuels will be with us for some time yet.
4 Jul 2022
Just how powerful is artificial intelligence becoming?
Tech stocks

Just how powerful is artificial intelligence becoming?

An uncannily human response from an artificial intelligence program sparked a minor panic last month. But just how powerful are machines getting – and…
2 Jul 2022
Car hire and the strangeness of the post-pandemic economy
UK Economy

Car hire and the strangeness of the post-pandemic economy

A global shortage of hire cars and unusually high hotel occupancy rates sum up the post-pandemic global economy in a nutshell, says Merryn Somerset We…
30 Jun 2022
Oil shortage starts to curb demand
Oil

Oil shortage starts to curb demand

The price of Brent crude oil is up by 475% since its March 2020 low. And when oil prices rise, people start to reduce consumption, leading to increas…
30 Jun 2022
Metals prices wobble on slowdown fears
Industrial metals

Metals prices wobble on slowdown fears

The S&P GSCI index of 24 major raw materials has fallen back 9% since mid-June on growing fears of a recession, and copper has hit a 16-month low aft…
30 Jun 2022