Global Economy

The transition to renewable energy is easier said than done
Employee checking solar panels
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?
Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno
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
Avis car hire queue
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 pumping jacks in Russia
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
Porsche assembly line
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
The MoneyWeek Podcast with Dylan Grice
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast with Dylan Grice

Merryn talks to Dylan Grice of Calderwood Capital about how central bankers are the problem, not the solution; how bitcoin can counter the increasing …
23 Jun 2022
Central banks are on course for recession
Global Economy

Central banks are on course for recession

The world’s central banks have found themselves behind the curve on inflation. Acting to tame it now runs the risk of sparking a recession.
23 Jun 2022
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The age of delusions is ending – but what will replace it?
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The age of delusions is ending – but what will replace it?

For years, we have been living in an “age of delusion”, says Max King. The return to normality will be painful, but a dose of reality might be a very …
21 Jun 2022
The Brussels effect – how the EU is raising standards around the world
Global Economy

The Brussels effect – how the EU is raising standards around the world

EU standards and consumer protection regulations have a habit of being enforced globally. Why is that? And is it such a bad thing?
20 Jun 2022
Central banks are divided – so prepare for more turbulence
Global Economy

Central banks are divided – so prepare for more turbulence

Central banks no longer agree on interest rates. The US is raising aggressively, while the UK is taking a more cautious approach and Japan is sticking…
17 Jun 2022
Investors beware – the 1970s nightmare is back
Investment strategy

Investors beware – the 1970s nightmare is back

It’s too late to worry about a return to the 1970s, writes Barry Norris, founder of Argonaut Capital – we’re already there. The more important questio…
17 Jun 2022
Liz Ann Sonders: raging inflation and the bear market is not “70s redux”
Investment strategy

Liz Ann Sonders: raging inflation and the bear market is not “70s redux”

Merryn talks to Liz Ann of Charles Schwab about how today’s raging inflation and bear market came about, what to do, and why it’s not like the 1970s s…
16 Jun 2022
Fortress Russia’s economy is crumbling
Global Economy

Fortress Russia’s economy is crumbling

Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in the belief that the Russian economy could withstand whatever the West threw at it. That belief is being severely tes…
12 Jun 2022
Why Australia’s luck is set to run out
Economy

Why Australia’s luck is set to run out

A low-quality election campaign in Australia has produced a government with no clear strategy. That’s bad news in an increasingly difficult geopolitic…
9 Jun 2022
Oil price keeps rising despite Opec+ production rise
Oil

Oil price keeps rising despite Opec+ production rise

The price of oil reached $120 a barrel this week, despite Opec+ saying it would raise production by 648,000 barrels a day.
8 Jun 2022
Recession talk is a red herring – here’s what investors should focus on instead
Investment strategy

Recession talk is a red herring – here’s what investors should focus on instead

There is a lot of talk of impending recession. But that’s not something you should worry too much about, says John Stepek. What’s more important is …
6 Jun 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast with Russell Napier at the Library of Mistakes
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast with Russell Napier at the Library of Mistakes

Merryn talks to Russell Napier about Edinburgh’s Library of Mistakes, the age of debt and financial repression, plus why he has never invested in Chin…
31 May 2022
How the West can win Putin’s war on food
Global Economy

How the West can win Putin’s war on food

The West could easily make up the shortfall if it let the free market rip, says Matthew Lynn.
28 May 2022
Will the rise of ESG investing cause stagflation?
ESG investing

Will the rise of ESG investing cause stagflation?

ESG investing is booming. But it may be contributing to today’s stagflation – slower growth and higher inflation – says Tom Traill.
27 May 2022
The world’s hottest housing markets are faltering – is the UK next?
House prices

The world’s hottest housing markets are faltering – is the UK next?

As interest rates rise, house prices in the world’s most overpriced markets are starting to fall. The UK’s turn will come, says John Stepek. But will …
23 May 2022
The end of the era of optimisation
Global Economy

The end of the era of optimisation

A focus on maximising returns has made economies too fragile, says Edward Chancellor.
23 May 2022
Barry Norris: we’re already in the 1970s. Here’s how to invest
Investment strategy

Barry Norris: we’re already in the 1970s. Here’s how to invest

Merryn talks to Barry Norris of Argonaut capital about the parallels between now and the 1970s; the transition to “green” energy; and the one sector w…
19 May 2022