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When will interest rates go up?
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UK Economy

When will interest rates go up?

After seven consecutive interest rate increases, we explore whether the Bank of England will put them up again next month and and what it will mean fo…
21 Nov 2022
What is inflation and how will it affect you?
Woman in a supermarket
Inflation

What is inflation and how will it affect you?

There has been much talk of inflation recently. But what exactly is it and what does it mean for our money?
16 Nov 2022
What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?
A petrol station
Budget

What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?

The cost of filling the average car with fuel is falling, but is still approaching £100. How is that made up? Saloni Here’s what makes up the price of…
7 Oct 2022
LDI: the “doom loop” in the bond market
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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
Mini-Budget: will Kwasi Kwarteng’s gamble on growth work?
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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
Energy Price Guarantee: Liz Truss’s gigantic state handout
UK Economy

Energy Price Guarantee: Liz Truss’s gigantic state handout

The PM railed against government-funded largesse on the campaign trail. Now she is introducing energy price guarantees that will cost more than furlou…
20 Sep 2022
India’s economy has come a long way in 75 years, but where next?
Emerging markets

India’s economy has come a long way in 75 years, but where next?

India has come a long way since independence to become the world's fifth-largest economy. But early mistakes and now a divisive leader are holding bac…
12 Sep 2022
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One year later: how is Afghanistan faring under Taliban rule?
Miscellaneous

One year later: how is Afghanistan faring under Taliban rule?

It’s been a year since the Taliban took back control in the country following the withdrawal of US troops. The outlook remains grim. Simon Wilson repo…
7 Sep 2022
Neom megacity: Saudi Arabia’s vision of the future
Global Economy

Neom megacity: Saudi Arabia’s vision of the future

The kingdom is building a futuristic city in the desert, a key component of its plan to wean the economy off oil and woo tourists and global businesse…
26 Aug 2022
How to solve Britain’s water crisis
UK Economy

How to solve Britain’s water crisis

A drought has been officially declared across much of Britain, despite the fact that climate change is bringing more rain than ever. What’s going wron…
18 Aug 2022
Why we are in a cost of living crisis today
Inflation

Why we are in a cost of living crisis today

With inflation in double figures, the cost of living crisis isn't going away. Saloni Sardana explains what is behind it.
17 Aug 2022
10 years on: how has the London Olympics “legacy” panned out?
UK Economy

10 years on: how has the London Olympics “legacy” panned out?

The 2012 Games would benefit not just athletes and spectators, but the whole economy over the longer term, we were told at the time. Ten years on, how…
12 Aug 2022
Why complacent Germany needs to get a grip
EU Economy

Why complacent Germany needs to get a grip

The gas-supply crisis is merely the most conspicuous sign of the complacency and drift besetting Europe’s largest economy. Germany’s national business…
5 Aug 2022
Will the euro crisis flare up again?
EU Economy

Will the euro crisis flare up again?

With Italy’s borrowing costs rising quickly, and inflation climbing, the European Central Bank has unveiled a new tool to help indebted states. Is it …
28 Jul 2022
What’s gone wrong in the aviation sector?
Economy

What’s gone wrong in the aviation sector?

Airlines and airports seem woefully unprepared for the rebound in demand for flights after the pandemic. Why? And when will the outlook improve?
22 Jul 2022
Boris Johnson's exit leaves Britain with a towering in-tray
UK Economy

Boris Johnson's exit leaves Britain with a towering in-tray

Britain’s economic problems are rapidly piling up after the last few years of drift and chaos. What should we do first?
14 Jul 2022
Will China invade Taiwan?
Global Economy

Will China invade Taiwan?

Could Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine set an example for China, which has long claimed Taiwan as part of its territory? If so, what would be the …
7 Jul 2022
Just how powerful is artificial intelligence becoming?
Tech stocks

Just how powerful is artificial intelligence becoming?

An uncannily human response from an artificial intelligence program sparked a minor panic last month. But just how powerful are machines getting – and…
2 Jul 2022
Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now
Inflation

Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now

The price of petrol is at an all-time high. Yet despite oil prices being higher in 2008, petrol was cheaper back then. Saloni Sardana explains why.
30 Jun 2022
Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?
UK Economy

Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?

The rail workers are all out and look likely to continue through the summer. Comrades in other unions are joining the strikers. Who is to blame?
25 Jun 2022
The Brussels effect – how the EU is raising standards around the world
Global Economy

The Brussels effect – how the EU is raising standards around the world

EU standards and consumer protection regulations have a habit of being enforced globally. Why is that? And is it such a bad thing?
20 Jun 2022
Fortress Russia’s economy is crumbling
Global Economy

Fortress Russia’s economy is crumbling

Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in the belief that the Russian economy could withstand whatever the West threw at it. That belief is being severely tes…
12 Jun 2022