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Economy

The IMF and World Bank: a truly gruesome twosome
Global Economy

The IMF and World Bank: a truly gruesome twosome

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, set up in 1944, now look sclerotic and ineffectual, says Jonathan Compton.
26 Jun 2020
Great frauds in history: Nevin Shapiro’s groceries scam
Investment strategy

Great frauds in history: Nevin Shapiro’s groceries scam

Nevin Shapiro's "grocery diverting" business was in reality nothing more than a Ponzi scheme.
24 Jun 2020
Lee Jae-yong: Samsung’s heir remains trapped in limbo
People

Lee Jae-yong: Samsung’s heir remains trapped in limbo

Lee Jae-yong inherited the reins of the technology giant from his father. His struggles to retain control of the firm – and to stay out of jail – have…
22 Jun 2020
How coronavirus is killing off the theatre
UK Economy

How coronavirus is killing off the theatre

The performing arts have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis and recovery is nowhere in sight. Yet the creative industries are an essential part o…
20 Jun 2020
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The charts that matter: central banks just keep printing
Global Economy

The charts that matter: central banks just keep printing

Central banks made it clear this week that they will support markets with more printed money. John Stepek looks at how that's affected the charts that…
20 Jun 2020
HMRC to claw back unneeded aid from businesses
Small business

HMRC to claw back unneeded aid from businesses

Businesses that claimed money they didn’t need face trouble if they are found to have breached the schemes' terms.
19 Jun 2020
Quiz of the week 13-19 June
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 13-19 June

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's Quiz of the Week.
19 Jun 2020
Paying for all the Covid-19 demands on the public purse
UK Economy

Paying for all the Covid-19 demands on the public purse

Everyone wants a bailout. Not everyone will get one, but many will. So how do we go about paying for it all? A minimum tax rate on earned and unearned…
18 Jun 2020
A year’s worth of inflation in a single month
Inflation

A year’s worth of inflation in a single month

A recent study suggests inflation could be a much bigger problem than many people think. Markets are certainly not pricing it in. John Stepek explains…
18 Jun 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Merryn and John on markets, pent-up demand, and a V-shaped recovery
Stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Merryn and John on markets, pent-up demand, and a V-shaped recovery

This week, Merryn and John talk about how most markets (bar two) are overpriced; how, with people desperate to return to normality, a V-shaped recover…
17 Jun 2020
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Great frauds in history: Nicholas Cosmo and the big gambles that turned sour
People

Great frauds in history: Nicholas Cosmo and the big gambles that turned sour

Nicholas Cosmo conned 4,000 investors out of a total of $195m.
17 Jun 2020
Boris Johnson’s big Brexit plan
Brexit

Boris Johnson’s big Brexit plan

The prime minister needs to get Brexit done, and get the economy growing – particularly for first-time Tory voters. Can he manage all that while negot…
15 Jun 2020
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What leaving the EU means for your money
Brexit

What leaving the EU means for your money

We’ve finally left the European Union. It may seem like nothing has changed, but investors need to look at what it means for their portfolio right now…
15 Jun 2020
The tug of war over Hong Kong
China's economy

The tug of war over Hong Kong

China’s move to take more control over Hong Kong could lead to deeper civil unrest and imperil its role as a global financial centre.
13 Jun 2020
The charts that matter: a week of two halves
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a week of two halves

After a week in which the markets shot up, then crashed back, John Stepek looks at how the charts that matter most to the global economy look now.
13 Jun 2020
Stanley Ho: the man who made Asia’s Las Vegas
People

Stanley Ho: the man who made Asia’s Las Vegas

Stanley Ho, who died last month, arrived in a dying fishing port as a young man with just ten dollars to his name. He transformed his new home into a …
12 Jun 2020
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Quiz of the week 6-12 June
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 6-12 June

Test your recollection of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
12 Jun 2020
European assets bounce as the eurozone's economy turns upwards
European stockmarkets

European assets bounce as the eurozone's economy turns upwards

Both the euro and European stocks have rallied strongly in the last few days.
12 Jun 2020
Chinese stocks are set for a bumpy ride
China stockmarkets

Chinese stocks are set for a bumpy ride

Chinese stocks have held up well during the pandemic, but the recovery has been uneven.
12 Jun 2020
It may not look like it, but inflation is coming our way. Here's how to invest
Share tips

It may not look like it, but inflation is coming our way. Here's how to invest

We’re in the middle of a huge global recession. And central bank money printing didn’t lead to inflation after 2008. So why are we saying that it will…
11 Jun 2020
The Fed will print whatever it takes – what does that mean for markets?
US Economy

The Fed will print whatever it takes – what does that mean for markets?

Jerome Powell, chair of the US Federal Reserve, has vowed to keep pumping money into the economy for as long as it takes to get America back on its fe…
11 Jun 2020
Are we back on the road to serfdom?
Economy

Are we back on the road to serfdom?

The coronavirus crisis has led to levels of state intervention unprecedented in peace time. The Austrian School reminds us of the challenges, say Dan …
11 Jun 2020
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Ten reasons inflation could be set to return
Inflation

Ten reasons inflation could be set to return

We’ve been living in fear of inflation for over 40 years. Now, however, it could finally be coming. Dominic Frisby outlines ten compelling reasons why…
10 Jun 2020
Great frauds in history: Arthur Nadel’s day-trading scam
Investment strategy

Great frauds in history: Arthur Nadel’s day-trading scam

When failed lawyer Arthur Nadel's hedge fund collapsed, it claimed to have $350m in assets. But it had just $500,000 in the bank.
10 Jun 2020
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