Economy

RCEP: what the world’s biggest free-trade deal means for your money
Global Economy

RCEP: what the world’s biggest free-trade deal means for your money

The “Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership” (RCEP), a free-trade deal recently signed by China and 14 other nations, encompasses 30% of the glob…
19 Nov 2020
19 November 1967: Harold Wilson’s ‘pound in your pocket’ little white lie
This day in history

19 November 1967: Harold Wilson’s ‘pound in your pocket’ little white lie

On this day in 1967, Harold Wilson went on television to reassure viewers that the “pound in the pocket” would be unaffected by the devaluation of ste…
19 Nov 2020
Great frauds in history… William Strahan’s stolen bonds
People

Great frauds in history… William Strahan’s stolen bonds

Eton-educated William Snow, AKA William Strahan, inherited a huge fortune and joined the family bank. On the face of it he was a pillar of respectable…
18 Nov 2020
Lawrence Stroll: the petrolhead who saved Aston Martin
People

Lawrence Stroll: the petrolhead who saved Aston Martin

Lawrence Stroll made his fortune in fashion and has a passion for Ferraris and motorsport. When he saw the greatest luxury car brand in the world stru…
14 Nov 2020
The charts that matter: the turning point?
Global Economy

The charts that matter: the turning point?

As news of a vaccine sends markets soaring, JohnStepek loks how it's affected the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
14 Nov 2020
14 November 1995: US government shuts down
This day in history

14 November 1995: US government shuts down

On this day in 1995, the US government shut down museums and national parks after Bill Clinton and Congress were unable to agree on a budget.
14 Nov 2020
Quiz of the week 7 – 13 November
Economy

Quiz of the week 7 – 13 November

A cosmetics company was rescued from the brink of bankruptcy this week. But which one? And what else happened in the last seven days? Test your knowle…
13 Nov 2020
Federal Reserve‘s “endless QE” cheers markets
US stockmarkets

Federal Reserve‘s “endless QE” cheers markets

America's Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates and launched unprecedented bond-buying programmes that stretched its mandate to its limits. More …
13 Nov 2020
How to take advantage of the government's extended Job Retention Scheme
Small business

How to take advantage of the government's extended Job Retention Scheme

The government has reactivated its job-protection programme for small firms. David Prosser explains how it works.
13 Nov 2020
Sainsbury’s job cuts make business sense, but leave a sour taste
UK stockmarkets

Sainsbury’s job cuts make business sense, but leave a sour taste

The job cuts have left a sour taste as they have come with a dividend payout and follow a business-rates holiday. Matthew Partridge reports.
12 Nov 2020
Covid-19 vaccine delivers adrenaline boost for stockmarkets
Stockmarkets

Covid-19 vaccine delivers adrenaline boost for stockmarkets

The news that 50 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of the year and 1.3 billion by 2021 has sparked euphoria on worl…
12 Nov 2020
What the new US president means for your money
Investment strategy

What the new US president means for your money

What does a Joe Biden presidency mean for your portfolio? The close-run election restricts Biden’s agenda – but certain companies will still do better…
12 Nov 2020
We could be heading for another Roaring Twenties
UK Economy

We could be heading for another Roaring Twenties

There are still plenty of risks ahead, but if we get a vaccine by spring we could see a better-than-expected recovery as we reclaim the bits of our ol…
12 Nov 2020
Is the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine the big Covid-19 breakthrough?
Biotech stocks

Is the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine the big Covid-19 breakthrough?

A vaccine that appears so far to be safe and effective is making its way through the final trials before commercialisation. There are reasons to be ch…
12 Nov 2020
The UK housing market is booming – here’s one thing that could slow it down
Property

The UK housing market is booming – here’s one thing that could slow it down

UK house prices continue their rise, with a big increase in activity. The boom may seem unstoppable, says John Stepek, but there is one thing that mig…
12 Nov 2020
The next 20 years: five new technologies on the horizon
Global Economy

The next 20 years: five new technologies on the horizon

What will everyday life be like in two decades’ time? Matthew Partridge peers into his crystal ball.
12 Nov 2020
What the return of the old normal could mean for your money
Stockmarkets

What the return of the old normal could mean for your money

News of a potentially very effective vaccine has cleared a massive cloud that was hanging over 2021, with life returning to normal sooner rather than …
10 Nov 2020
10 November 1908: First Gideon Bibles placed in hotel rooms
This day in history

10 November 1908: First Gideon Bibles placed in hotel rooms

On this day in 1908, the Gideons placed their first 25 Bibles in the rooms of the Superior Hotel in Superior, Montana.
10 Nov 2020
Ronald Perelman: the billionaire who is downsizing
People

Ronald Perelman: the billionaire who is downsizing

Ronald Perelman acquired a fortune as a dealmaker during the 1980s takeover boom. Now he seems to be quietly selling up.
9 Nov 2020
The US election shows that what markets really like is certainty
Stockmarkets

The US election shows that what markets really like is certainty

The tight result in the US election shows that political stalemate could well be good for the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
9 Nov 2020
What does Joe Biden’s victory mean for your money?
US election

What does Joe Biden’s victory mean for your money?

The “likely” scenarios of a Joe Biden presidency are priced in, says John Stepek. The “unlikely” ones are not. Here's what might happen next to surpri…
9 Nov 2020
How bitcoin will offer an escape from a Brave New World in the next two decades
Bitcoin

How bitcoin will offer an escape from a Brave New World in the next two decades

Bitcoin should prove an excellent store of value as central banks muscle their way into the cryptocurrency world over the coming decades, writes Domin…
9 Nov 2020
The world in 2040: five potential market movers
Global Economy

The world in 2040: five potential market movers

Matthew Lynn takes an imaginary look back from 2040 at five of the biggest events to hit markets
8 Nov 2020
Britain’s green revolution: can we become carbon neutral by 2050?
Renewables

Britain’s green revolution: can we become carbon neutral by 2050?

The prime minister is laying out plans that will see carbon emissions reduced to net zero by 2050. Do they make sense?
7 Nov 2020