Economy

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UK Economy

How to protect the earnings of the self-employed as well as employees

The government has acted swiftly to protect the earnings of those in employment, But the self-employed deserve help too. Merryn Somerset Webb has a fe…
25 Mar 2020
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People

Great frauds in history: the Hound of Hounslow

"Flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao made around $70m from manipulating the futures market.
25 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

The Federal Reserve goes all-out in the battle against coronavirus

In the biggest central bank intervention yet, the US Federal Reserve has come out all guns blazing. John Stepek looks at what it’s doing and how it’s …
24 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast Issue 992 - Bright spots amid the gloom

Merryn and John, in a downbeat mood after a bad week, talk about the authorities' response to the coronavirus; the panic in the bond market; and look …
24 Mar 2020
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Pensions

Tinkering with the pensions tapering system

The problems caused by the annual pension contribution allowance have been partially addressed, says David Prosser.
24 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Markets are starting to realise just how bad the coronavirus crisis will be

As governments around the world throw everything including the kitchen sink in the fight against coronavirus, markets are reaching the “moment of maxi…
23 Mar 2020
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People

Peter Thiel: Utopian elite flee for "Galt’s Gulch"

Peter Thiel, the tech tycoon who founded PayPal, has long been prepared for a flight from societal collapse. As coronavirus panic spreads, where is th…
23 Mar 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Monday 23 March: will “whatever it takes” be enough?

As we start to see the damage that the shutdown is doing, Money Minute looks at central bank measures to counter it.
23 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Three tasks for Andrew Bailey, the new governor of the Bank of England

As Andrew Bailey takes over as governor of the Bank of England, he should be thinking about more than just viruses, says Matthew Lynn.
22 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

The biggest bailout in history?

The massive economic shock caused by the coronavirus is forcing governments to take radical action. So what is our government doing and how does it co…
21 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

The charts that matter: the helicopters are unleashed

In a week when all sense of what's normal went out the window, John Stepek looks at what's happened to the charts that matter most to the global econo…
21 Mar 2020
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China's economy

China’s economy to shrink for the first time since 1976

China may now be on course for its first quarterly contraction since 1976, with Goldman Sachs predicting a 9% plunge in first-quarter economic activit…
20 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Financial stimulus: monetary bazooka misses its target

Central bank action to prevent liquidity from drying up has failed to reverse the market rout.
20 Mar 2020
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Currencies

The euro: will the single currency survive the coronavirus?

The EU has failed to convince anyone that it has either the will or the tools to keep the eurozone together in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.
20 Mar 2020
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Corporate bonds

The world is drowning in corporate debt

The world’s $74trn “ocean of corporate debt” contains many hidden perils which could infect the wider financial market
20 Mar 2020
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Government bonds

The corona crisis will mark the end of the longest-running trend in markets

With politicians and central bankers enthusiastically embracing money printing and a recession almost certainly not too far off, the slide in bond yie…
20 Mar 2020
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UK stockmarkets

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the high street

Covid-19 is making life even more difficult for retailers and could deal a fatal blow to the weaker operators.
19 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

The Bank of England chucks the kitchen sink at coronavirus

The Bank of England has cut the UK’s key interest rate to just 0.1%, making it very clear that it really will do “whatever it takes”.
19 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

The financial system gets reset

Things are very much different now, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We are entering period of financial – and possibly also political – reset.
19 Mar 2020
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The coronavirus crisis: will the cure be worse than the disease?

Governments and central banks across the globe are scrambling to get ahead of the coronavirus crisis, writes John Stepek. Will they succeed? And what …
19 Mar 2020
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Currencies

How the US dollar standard is now suffocating the global economy

In times of crisis, everyone wants cash. But not just any cash – they want the US dollar. John Stepek explains why the rush for dollars is putting a b…
19 Mar 2020
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Small business

What IR35 means for you

The rules distinguishing freelancers from employees are being updated. Here’s what you need to know.
18 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

The MoneyWeek podcast – The end of capitalism?

John and Merryn talk about the – hopefully temporary – suspension of capitalism as government stimulus takes off in a big way. Plus, how this crisis m…
18 Mar 2020
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Global Economy

Helicopter money is coming very soon – but what form will it take?

We’re heading for a”new normal”, says John Stepek – fiscal stimulus, and lots of it. Here’s what that really means.
16 Mar 2020
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