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America's monetary punchbowl is as full as ever
Steven Mnuchin
US Economy

America's monetary punchbowl is as full as ever

Despite a rare public spat between the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve, stimulus cash will keep coming.
27 Nov 2020
Inflation will restore gold’s shine
US dollar peeking from behind curtains
Gold

Inflation will restore gold’s shine

Gold remains up by 53% since August 2018 but is now trading 11% short of its peak this summer. But if you hold gold, hang on to it.
27 Nov 2020
Why the value of the US dollar is falling
US dollar peeking from behind curtains
Currencies

Why the value of the US dollar is falling

The US dollar has hit a two-year low. Alex Rankine explains what's going on.
27 Nov 2020
AA reaches the end of the public road in private equity takeover
AA van
UK stockmarkets

AA reaches the end of the public road in private equity takeover

The AA says it is inclined to recommend a £218m takeover proposal from from a private equity firm.
26 Nov 2020
More good news as AstraZeneca finds a third Covid vaccine
Scientist doing science things
Biotech stocks

More good news as AstraZeneca finds a third Covid vaccine

Another week, another Covid-19 vaccine. This one from AstraZeneca and Oxford University is homegrown and ready to roll out fast. Matthew Partridge rep…
26 Nov 2020
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26 Nov 2020
Will JD Sports rescue Debenhams?
UK stockmarkets

Will JD Sports rescue Debenhams?

JD Sports has emerged as a “serious contender” to rescue Debenhams, a move that would escalate its rivalry with Mike Ashley, owner of Sports Direct an…
20 Nov 2020
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Investors’ “smart money” heads for emerging markets
Emerging markets

Investors’ “smart money” heads for emerging markets

With Asia having dodged the worst of the pandemic and stockmarkets and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership promising a bright future, Wes…
20 Nov 2020
Pension dashboard remains on the drawing board
Pensions

Pension dashboard remains on the drawing board

Online pension dashboards, first unveiled by the government in 2016, are unlikely to be available until 2023, the Department for Work and Pensions has…
20 Nov 2020
A monetary train-wreck in Turkey
Currencies

A monetary train-wreck in Turkey

The Turkish lira has lost more than 60% of its value against the dollar over the past five years, and it's all down to poor monetary policy.
20 Nov 2020
Stocks surge to new record highs
Stockmarkets

Stocks surge to new record highs

After a second vaccine for Covid-19 was announced, stocks surged, with America’s S&P 500 and the MSCI World Index both hitting record highs on Monday.…
19 Nov 2020
Moderna’s “stunning” second vaccine
Biotech stocks

Moderna’s “stunning” second vaccine

America’s Moderna has come up with a vaccine even more promising than last week’s offering from Pfizer and BioNTech. Matthew Partridge reports
19 Nov 2020
Rishi Sunak's multibillion-pound tax raid
UK Economy

Rishi Sunak's multibillion-pound tax raid

Rishi Sunak is seeking to fill a £300bn-sized hole in the public books. Investors beware, says Emily Hohler
19 Nov 2020
Federal Reserve‘s “endless QE” cheers markets
US stockmarkets

Federal Reserve‘s “endless QE” cheers markets

America's Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates and launched unprecedented bond-buying programmes that stretched its mandate to its limits. More …
13 Nov 2020
Oil prices will mount a recovery
Oil

Oil prices will mount a recovery

Hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine lifted oil markets earlier this week, with Brent crude jumping to $43 a barrel.
13 Nov 2020
RSA takeover news gets shareholders excited
UK stockmarkets

RSA takeover news gets shareholders excited

Shares in insurance group RSA surged by nearly 50% last week after news of a possible takeover.
12 Nov 2020
Sainsbury’s job cuts make business sense, but leave a sour taste
UK stockmarkets

Sainsbury’s job cuts make business sense, but leave a sour taste

The job cuts have left a sour taste as they have come with a dividend payout and follow a business-rates holiday. Matthew Partridge reports.
12 Nov 2020
Covid-19 vaccine delivers adrenaline boost for stockmarkets
Stockmarkets

Covid-19 vaccine delivers adrenaline boost for stockmarkets

The news that 50 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of the year and 1.3 billion by 2021 has sparked euphoria on worl…
12 Nov 2020
Samsung faces shake-up after chairman's death
Japan stockmarkets

Samsung faces shake-up after chairman's death

South Korean conglomerate Samsung could be “shaken up” after the death of chairman Lee Kun-hee last week.
5 Nov 2020
Shell shells out a little more to investors as it restores its dividend
Energy stocks

Shell shells out a little more to investors as it restores its dividend

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has partially restored its dividend. Income investors will be pleased, but has the group got its timing wrong? Matthew Par…
5 Nov 2020
How Thailand became Asia’s toothless tiger
Emerging markets

How Thailand became Asia’s toothless tiger

Thailand was once an economic tiger that rocked world markets. Not any more, with tourism decimated but the pandemic and GDP set to shrink by around 7…
30 Oct 2020
The topsy-turvy world of bonds
Bonds

The topsy-turvy world of bonds

While stockmarkets rallied over the summer, bond yields continued to send alarm signals.
30 Oct 2020