Global Economy

What the Omicron variant means for your money
Shopping crowds in a masks
Investment strategy

What the Omicron variant means for your money

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is panicking the markets. Will we see a new lockdown? What does it mean for the economic recovery, for inflation and f…
30 Nov 2021
Turkey heads for a currency crisis as the lira plummets
Blue Mosque in Istanbul
Currencies

Turkey heads for a currency crisis as the lira plummets

The Turkish lira has lost 40% of its value so far this year after the central bank bowed to pressure to cut interest rates.
26 Nov 2021
What do Turkey’s tumbling lira and America’s oil raid have in common?
Joe Biden and Jerome Powell
Global Economy

What do Turkey’s tumbling lira and America’s oil raid have in common?

Joe Biden’s confirmation that Jerome Powell will stay on as Fed chair has sent jitters in markets from Turkey to Texas. John Stepek explains what’s go…
24 Nov 2021
How the return of nuclear power can help get us to net zero
Sizewell nuclear power station
Energy

How the return of nuclear power can help get us to net zero

Nuclear power was the future once – and now it seems it is again as governments look for ways to meet their net-zero targets.
20 Nov 2021
Here’s why UK investors should keep an eye on New Zealand’s fight against inflation
Jacinda Ardern
Economy

Here’s why UK investors should keep an eye on New Zealand’s fight against inflation

The Bank of England remains relaxed about inflation and is holding off raising interest rates. But things are very different on the other side of the …
18 Nov 2021
Inflation is anything but transitory – here’s why
Inflation

Inflation is anything but transitory – here’s why

Many people seem to think that inflation will vanish once the pandemic is behind us. But they're wrong, says John Stepek. Inflation will be with us fo…
15 Nov 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: climate change, global population and inflation
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: climate change, global population and inflation

Merryn and John talk about the COP climate change summit; why the short-term answer to our energy needs is be nuclear (and why it's a lot safer than p…
12 Nov 2021
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Inflation might surprise us again in the short-term – but it’s here to stay
Inflation

Inflation might surprise us again in the short-term – but it’s here to stay

Central banks may keep telling us that inflation is transitory, but the reality is that we're in for a period of structurally higher inflation. John S…
11 Nov 2021
Central banks are still sticking to the plan on inflation
Global Economy

Central banks are still sticking to the plan on inflation

Investors had prepared for central banks to raise interest rates. But the Fed and the Bank of England remain dovish – and markets are comfortable with…
8 Nov 2021
Will the COP26 climate summit be a success?
Economy

Will the COP26 climate summit be a success?

World leaders are currently meeting at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow to commit to measures to stop catastrophic global warming. Will they produc…
6 Nov 2021
Carrots and sticks: why energy prices won't fall for a long time
Energy

Carrots and sticks: why energy prices won't fall for a long time

Energy is going to be more expensive for a long time before it gets both cleaner and cheaper. 
5 Nov 2021
The charts that matter: The US dollar falls and Tesla hits the $1trn milestone
Global Economy

The charts that matter: The US dollar falls and Tesla hits the $1trn milestone

Tesla hits a market cap of $1trn and the US dollar weakens. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
30 Oct 2021
The charts that matter: bond yields turn back up and a new bitcoin record
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond yields turn back up and a new bitcoin record

Bitcoin hit a new all-time high, while government bond yields turned back up. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the global e…
23 Oct 2021
Why fed-up workers are quitting their jobs
Economy

Why fed-up workers are quitting their jobs

Workers are leaving their jobs at an astonishing rate, especially in the US, leading to a shortage of workers. What will that mean for our economies? …
22 Oct 2021
Emerging markets: the Brics never lived up to their promise – but is now the time to buy?
Emerging markets

Emerging markets: the Brics never lived up to their promise – but is now the time to buy?

Twenty years ago hopes were high for Brazil, Russia, India and China – the “Brics” emerging-market economies. But only China has beaten expectations. …
18 Oct 2021
Inflation, energy crisis, strikes – have we gone back to the 1970s?
Investment strategy

Inflation, energy crisis, strikes – have we gone back to the 1970s?

Merryn and John talk about rising prices, productivity and the state of the labour market, plus are bond investors really the adults in the room, and …
15 Oct 2021
When will supply chains sort themselves out and what might that mean for inflation?
Inflation

When will supply chains sort themselves out and what might that mean for inflation?

Right now, congestion in global supply chains is driving inflation higher. At some point, that will sort itself out. So will that mean an end to high …
15 Oct 2021
Emerging-market central banks take on inflation
Emerging markets

Emerging-market central banks take on inflation

Central banks in Poland, Russia, Mexico and Brazil have been raising interest rates to get ahead of global inflationary pressures.
15 Oct 2021
Inflation isn’t transitory – but what does that mean for markets?
Inflation

Inflation isn’t transitory – but what does that mean for markets?

With US inflation at its highest for 13 years and prices rising fast around the world, markets have come to realise that this is no longer “transitory…
14 Oct 2021
The charts that matter: Brent, bitcoin and bond yields flying high
Global Economy

The charts that matter: Brent, bitcoin and bond yields flying high

Government bond yields continued to climb, along with bitcoin and the oil price. Here’s how that has affected the charts that matter most to the globa…
9 Oct 2021
How the Pandora papers leak shames Britain
Global Economy

How the Pandora papers leak shames Britain

Yet another trove of leaked information has thrown a spotlight on the shady dealings of the rich and powerful. The implications for the UK aren’t pret…
9 Oct 2021
Emerging markets: has the Brics dream survived reality?
Emerging markets

Emerging markets: has the Brics dream survived reality?

Two decades ago the “Brics” – Brazil, Russia, India and China – were the global economy's rising stars, with expectations high for their rapid develop…
7 Oct 2021