Economy

Dealing with the debt: big tax rises are not the answer right now
UK Economy

Dealing with the debt: big tax rises are not the answer right now

Tax rises can’t do much to reduce the two-trillion-pound hole in our public finances. And the economy is too fragile for a tax grab now anyway. So whe…
7 Sep 2020
Forrest Li : “Singapore’s Steve Jobs” shoots for the stars
People

Forrest Li : “Singapore’s Steve Jobs” shoots for the stars

Forrest Li was there when Apple founder Steve Jobs delivered his famous Stanford graduation speech. The experience inspired him to aim for big things …
7 Sep 2020
No deal is the best deal for Britain – and the EU too
Brexit

No deal is the best deal for Britain – and the EU too

Europe has a lot to gain from a thriving, independent Britain, says Matthew Lynn.
6 Sep 2020
The charts that matter: UK house prices and US tech bubbles
Global Economy

The charts that matter: UK house prices and US tech bubbles

UK house prices shoot to new highs while tech stocks come off the boil – John Stepek looks at how the week's events have affected the charts that matt…
5 Sep 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: It's all gone V-shaped
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: It's all gone V-shaped

Merryn and John talk about the craziness of the tech-stock bubble, the Fed's change of tack from inflation to employment, and the emergence of what is…
4 Sep 2020
Offices are empty – but they’re not doomed
Property

Offices are empty – but they’re not doomed

The sudden shift to working from home has left some 75% of office buildings empty. But reports of the commercial property sector's death may be premat…
4 Sep 2020
Quiz of the week, 29 August – 4 September
Economy

Quiz of the week, 29 August – 4 September

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
4 Sep 2020
Jerome Powell’s pivotal moment in monetary policy history
US Economy

Jerome Powell’s pivotal moment in monetary policy history

The Federal Reserve – America's central bank – has said that its inflation target of 2% will now be a long-term average, rather than a rate to be hit …
3 Sep 2020
How on earth can UK house prices be at record highs right now?
Property

How on earth can UK house prices be at record highs right now?

Despite the pandemic, a surge in unemployment and a collapse in business activity, UK house prices are higher than they’ve ever been. John Stepek expl…
3 Sep 2020
Gold and the US election: does it matter who’s president?
Gold

Gold and the US election: does it matter who’s president?

With just two months to go until the American presidential election, Dominic Frisby looks at how the result could affect gold’s bull market, and asks:…
2 Sep 2020
Great frauds in history: the Butcher brothers' corrupt banking empire
People

Great frauds in history: the Butcher brothers' corrupt banking empire

Jacob and CH Butcher plundered their $3bn banking empire, leaving investors short of almost $400m.
2 Sep 2020
The downfall of Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s philosopher king
People

The downfall of Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s philosopher king

Steve Bannon, the American president’s combustible former chief strategist, has gone down in flames, accused of milking a political fund for personal …
31 Aug 2020
The Fed has made big changes to its mission: here’s why that matters
Inflation

The Fed has made big changes to its mission: here’s why that matters

The US Federal Reserve is changing the way it targets inflation. And that’s a lot more important than it might sound. John Stepek explains why.
31 Aug 2020
The case for a flat tax
Income tax

The case for a flat tax

Simplifying the tax system promises to cut incentives for evasion and avoidance, and boost work and entrepreneurship. Could it give post-Covid-19 Brit…
29 Aug 2020
The charts that matter: China stimulus drives copper demand
Global Economy

The charts that matter: China stimulus drives copper demand

With China promising more infrastructure building, the price of copper continues to rise. Here’s how that’s affected the rest of the charts that matte…
29 Aug 2020
George Magnus: financial repression and inflation – the only way out
Global Economy

George Magnus: financial repression and inflation – the only way out

There are very few ways to get out of the debt hole we have dug, economist and author George Magnus tells Merryn, and inflation is one of the most lik…
28 Aug 2020
Europe’s magic works better in the dark
EU Economy

Europe’s magic works better in the dark

Europe’s latest fiscal intervention looks like the kind of muddle-through that makes a United States of Europe more likely, says Merryn Somerset Webb.…
28 Aug 2020
MoneyWeek's quiz of the week, 22-28 August
Economy

MoneyWeek's quiz of the week, 22-28 August

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
28 Aug 2020
Government opens up second round of help for the self-employed
Small business

Government opens up second round of help for the self-employed

The second round of the government’s SEISS scheme, which offers grants of up to £6,750 to self-employed people, is now open. Applications will be acc…
28 Aug 2020
We will be heading for a brighter future after Covid-19
UK Economy

We will be heading for a brighter future after Covid-19

This period of structural economic upheaval may cause more good than harm, says Max King – if Britain can take advantage.
28 Aug 2020
China adds shine to base metals
Industrial metals

China adds shine to base metals

Metals prices have rallied hard after China's government unveiling plans for new infrastructure building, including railways, power lines and electric…
28 Aug 2020
28 August 1837: Lea & Perrins begins making Worcestershire sauce
Economy

28 August 1837: Lea & Perrins begins making Worcestershire sauce

On this day in 1837, Lea & Perrins started to manufacture its famous Worcestershire sauce for sale the following year.
28 Aug 2020
Great frauds in history: crypto-queen Ruja Ignatova and her “bitcoin killer”
People

Great frauds in history: crypto-queen Ruja Ignatova and her “bitcoin killer”

Ruja Ignatova convinced punters to put up to $12bn into her worthless "OneCoin" cryptocurrency – then disappeared with the loot.
27 Aug 2020
When will stockmarkets face reality?
US stockmarkets

When will stockmarkets face reality?

Despite the economy being strangled by lockdown, US stockmarkets keep hitting mind-boggling new highs. Dominic Frisby explains why – and how long it c…
26 Aug 2020