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India’s stockmarket mania leaves equities vulnerable
Nirmala Sitharaman, India's finance minister
Emerging markets

India’s stockmarket mania leaves equities vulnerable

India's BSE Sensex stockmarket index has gained 93% since March 2020. But the gains are not justified by the economic fundamentals.
5 Mar 2021
Will we see oil at $100 a barrel again?
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Oil

Will we see oil at $100 a barrel again?

Bank of America thinks crude will hit $100 a barrel at some point the next five years as demand picks up.
5 Mar 2021
The inflation scare is far from over, warns the Bank of England
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UK Economy

The inflation scare is far from over, warns the Bank of England

The Bank of England's chief economist has warned that UK consumer price inflation will soon spike as the economy reopens, calling it a “tiger” that co…
5 Mar 2021
Facebook faces further fights over news
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Tech stocks

Facebook faces further fights over news

Facebook has restored news to its Australian users. But its problems won’t stop there.
4 Mar 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world
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Biotech stocks

Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine has been approved in the US, a sign that the world is making solid progress against Covid-19. Matthew Partridge reports
4 Mar 2021
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4 Mar 2021
Furlough extension, corporation tax and green investment – the main points of the Budget
Budget

Furlough extension, corporation tax and green investment – the main points of the Budget

Rishi Sunak delivered his 2021 Budget, with measures to extend coronavirus support, get the economy back on its feet, and some first steps in paying f…
3 Mar 2021
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Stamp duty holiday extension will keep the house-price party going – for now
Property

Stamp duty holiday extension will keep the house-price party going – for now

The government is to extend to the stamp duty holiday by three months. Good for today’s buyers, says Nicole Garcia Merida, but what happens in June?
26 Feb 2021
US stockmarket bubble just keeps getting bigger
US stockmarkets

US stockmarket bubble just keeps getting bigger

Despite the shine coming off tech stocks this week, valuations have been boosted by loose money and government spending. 
26 Feb 2021
The world is drowning in debt
Global Economy

The world is drowning in debt

Covid-19 cost world governments some $14trn in fiscal support last year, and this year average global public debt will hit 99.5% of GDP.
26 Feb 2021
Gold will soon regain its lustre
Gold

Gold will soon regain its lustre

Despite roaring commodity prices and central bankers stoking inflation, gold is being left behind. But that won't last.
26 Feb 2021
Get in on the new craze for digital art
Alternative investments

Get in on the new craze for digital art

Auction houses are hoping to lure the Reddit mob with digital art. Chris Carter reports.
26 Feb 2021
Engine failure brings more turbulence for Boeing
US stockmarkets

Engine failure brings more turbulence for Boeing

Boeing is facing more trouble after one of its 777 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing when an engine burst into flames.
25 Feb 2021
Japanese stocks reach a 30-year high
Japan stockmarkets

Japanese stocks reach a 30-year high

Japan’s Nikkei 225 stockmarket index has broken through the 30,000-point level for the first time since 1990.
25 Feb 2021
Court decision on drivers’ rights sends Uber’s share price into reverse
Tech stocks

Court decision on drivers’ rights sends Uber’s share price into reverse

Uber must treat its drivers as staff rather than as self-employed contractors. What does this mean for its prospects?
25 Feb 2021
Pandemic no barrier as house prices rise faster than at any time since 2014
House prices

Pandemic no barrier as house prices rise faster than at any time since 2014

December saw the biggest annual rise in house prices for over seven years, as buyers rushed into the market to be sure of completion before the end of…
19 Feb 2021
The reflation trade has further to run
Inflation

The reflation trade has further to run

Investors have piled into assets that stand to gain from a global recovery. And while there may be little evidence of inflation as yet, it will come; …
19 Feb 2021
The FTSE 100 index is ready to rally
UK stockmarkets

The FTSE 100 index is ready to rally

The FTSE 100 index – made up of unfashionable “old economy” stocks – has lagged other major stockmarkets. But global reflation should see its weakness…
19 Feb 2021
Will higher bond yields sink equities?
Government bonds

Will higher bond yields sink equities?

Bond yields have been ticking back up since the autumn, with the benchmark US ten-year bond now above 1.2%. That could tempt investors away from share…
19 Feb 2021
Is bitcoin’s huge price rise the canary in the global coal mine?
Bitcoin

Is bitcoin’s huge price rise the canary in the global coal mine?

The price of bitcoin has surpassed $50,000 for the first time, as institutional adoption makes it an increasingly mainstream asset. But could its huge…
18 Feb 2021
LSE Group fights to stem the tide as share trading moves abroad
UK stockmarkets

LSE Group fights to stem the tide as share trading moves abroad

Some of the City’s share-trading business has moved to the EU and the US. But all is not lost for the London Stock Exchange.
18 Feb 2021
Mitchells & Butlers plans to raise £500m after drinking the bar dry
UK stockmarkets

Mitchells & Butlers plans to raise £500m after drinking the bar dry

Pub group Mitchells & Butlers to raise £500m from a group of business tycoons by selling cut price shares worth £350m and borrowing another £150m.
18 Feb 2021