Economy

Is now the time to buy cheap UK stocks?
UK Economy

Is now the time to buy cheap UK stocks?

Confidence in the UK is at an all-time low so is now the time to snap up cheap UK stocks?
24 Oct 2022
UK house prices jump by 13.6%
House prices

UK house prices jump by 13.6%

House prices jumped 13.6% in the last year, according to official data.
19 Oct 2022
UK inflation back to 10.1%
Inflation

UK inflation back to 10.1%

UK inflation creeps back to its 40-year high from the summer, driven by rising food costs
19 Oct 2022
What could be in the chancellor’s statement on 31 October?
Budget

What could be in the chancellor’s statement on 31 October?

After dismantling most of the mini-Budget in a series of U-turns, Jeremy Hunt will reveal the rest of his “medium-term fiscal plan” on Halloween. We l…
19 Oct 2022
Hunt tears up Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget
Budget

Hunt tears up Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget

The new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has torn up Liz Truss’s flagship mini-Budget policies. Here’s everything you need to know.
18 Oct 2022
Chancellor backtracks on dividend tax cut measures
Tax

Chancellor backtracks on dividend tax cut measures

Jeremy Hunt has reversed the cut to dividend tax announced in Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget – we explain what it means for investors.
17 Oct 2022
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17 Oct 2022
US inflation remains higher than expected
US Economy

US inflation remains higher than expected

US inflation fell by 0.1% but remains higher than expected due to the rising cost of food, shelter and medical care.
14 Oct 2022
Now is a good time to buy Vietnamese stocks
Emerging markets

Now is a good time to buy Vietnamese stocks

Vietnam’s benchmark VN index has slid by 30% this year – but there is plenty of potential in Vietnamese stocks.
14 Oct 2022
Profile of Kwasi Kwarteng, the leading light of the Tory right
People

Profile of Kwasi Kwarteng, the leading light of the Tory right

Kwasi Kwarteng, who studied 17th-century currency policy for his doctoral thesis, has always had a keen interest in economic crises. Now he is in one …
10 Oct 2022
The “plan for growth”: what Truss and Kwarteng got right
UK Economy

The “plan for growth”: what Truss and Kwarteng got right

The Tories’ “plan for growth” has got off to a bad start, but their reforms can still transform Britain
8 Oct 2022
UK house prices slowdown – are we heading for a crash?
House prices

UK house prices slowdown – are we heading for a crash?

The Halifax House Price Index shows house prices fell in September. Is the dip a sign of things to come?
7 Oct 2022
What is the £400 energy grant and how will it be paid?
Personal finance

What is the £400 energy grant and how will it be paid?

The government’s £400 energy grant is a discount applied to domestic energy bills in England, Scotland and Wales, with similar support for those in No…
7 Oct 2022
Hunt ditches changes to IR35 tax rule
Tax

Hunt ditches changes to IR35 tax rule

The new chancellor has scrapped plans to reform the IR35 tax rule for contractors and freelancers.
7 Oct 2022
LDI: the “doom loop” in the bond market
Government bonds

LDI: the “doom loop” in the bond market

LDI – an investment strategy used by defined-benefit pension funds – was at the centre of last week’s panic in gilts. What exactly happened, and how w…
7 Oct 2022
China’s economy is heading for a sharp slowdown
Chinese economy

China’s economy is heading for a sharp slowdown

With a slowing property market, Covid lockdowns sapping growth and the CSI 300 stock index down by 22% this year, China’s economy is in trouble.
6 Oct 2022
Yvon Chouinard: The billionaire “dirtbag” who's giving it all away
People

Yvon Chouinard: The billionaire “dirtbag” who's giving it all away

Outdoor-equipment retailer Yvon Chouinard is the latest in a line of rich benefactors to shun personal aggrandisement in favour of worthy causes.
6 Oct 2022
Sterling accelerates its recovery after chancellor’s U-turn on taxes
Currencies

Sterling accelerates its recovery after chancellor’s U-turn on taxes

The pound has recovered after Kwasi Kwarteng U-turned on abolishing the top rate of income tax. Saloni Sardana explains what's going on..
4 Oct 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast with John Mills: why a weak pound is good for the UK
UK Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast with John Mills: why a weak pound is good for the UK

In a special bonus mini-podcast, Merryn talks to John Mills, founder of consumer goods distributor JML, chair of Vote Leave and one of the Labour Part…
3 Oct 2022
Kwasi Kwarteng U-turns on top tax rate decision
Budget

Kwasi Kwarteng U-turns on top tax rate decision

Kwasi Kwarteng has U-turned on his top tax rate reduction announced in his mini-Budget at the end of September.
3 Oct 2022
Why the Bank of England intervened in the bond market
Government bonds

Why the Bank of England intervened in the bond market

A sudden crisis for pension funds exposed to rapidly rising bond yields meant the Bank of England had to act. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at the lessons …
30 Sep 2022
Mini-Budget: will Kwasi Kwarteng’s gamble on growth work?
Budget

Mini-Budget: will Kwasi Kwarteng’s gamble on growth work?

The government has launched the biggest dash for growth in 50 years, relaunching an approach known as supply-side economics. What is the plan – and wi…
30 Sep 2022
What to do as the age of cheap money and overpriced equities ends
Investment strategy

What to do as the age of cheap money and overpriced equities ends

The age of cheap money, overpriced equities and negative interest rates is over. The great bond bull market is over. All this means you will be losin…
29 Sep 2022
Why everyone is over-reacting to the mini-Budget
Budget

Why everyone is over-reacting to the mini-Budget

Most analyses of the chancellor’s mini-Budget speech have failed to grasp its purpose and significance, says Max King
29 Sep 2022