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Brexit: 'no deal' would be the worst deal

Economic research consultancy Capital Economics looked at three potential Brexit deals and their effect on the economy. The post Brexit: 'no deal' would be the worst deal was first published on MoneyWeek.

A sneaky oil boom is getting underway

The price of Brent crude hit a two-year high yesterday. John Stepek looks at what that might mean for the global economy – and for inflation in particular. The post A sneaky oil boom is getting underway was first published on MoneyWeek.

What's holding back wages in the US? Probably nothing but time

The US economy is growing and employment is rising. But growth in wages remains weak and inflation is low. John Stepek looks at what, if anything, could change that. The post What's holding back wages in the US? Probably nothing but time was first published on MoneyWeek.

Amid all the worry, UK stocks look good

Many investors are selling out of British stocks, fearful of Brexit and a Corbyn government. That leaves the UK stockmarket a rare and special thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb: cheap. The post Amid all the worry, UK stocks look good was first published on MoneyWeek.

How to manage decline profitably

When it comes to trying to compete with the new kids, the old giants should stick to what they do best, says Matthew Lynn. The post How to manage decline profitably was first published on MoneyWeek.

The return of capital controls

The potential for a Jeremy Corbyn-led government brings with it the prospect of growing state intervention in the country's finances. Simon Wilson asks: should we be worried? The post The return of capital controls was first published on MoneyWeek.

The charts that matter: bitcoin and Brexit

Bitcoin went even madder this week, and it looks like progress on Brexit. John Stepek examines how the week's events affect the charts that matter to the global economy The post The charts that matter: bitcoin and Brexit was first published on MoneyWeek.

How the 1930s banking crises prolonged the Great Depression

The Wall Street crash wasn't the only stockmarket crash of the Twenties. So how did it turn into one of the longest economic downturns in modern history? John Stepek explains. The post How the 1930s banking crises prolonged the Great Depression was first published on MoneyWeek.

This week in MoneyWeek: Join the battle against killer diseases

In this week's MoneyWeek magazine: curing today's most serious diseases; an update to our investment trust portfolio; and some creative ideas for charitable giving. The post This week in MoneyWeek: Join the battle against killer diseases was first published on MoneyWeek.

Six wines for the Christmas table

Matthew Jukes tips his favourite festive tipples to see you through Christmas. The post Six wines for the Christmas table was first published on MoneyWeek.

A selection of Christmas hampers

The most scrumptious Christmas hampers with which to celebrate the festive season. The post A selection of Christmas hampers was first published on MoneyWeek.

Trump will burst the bond bubble

After months of bluster, the administration finally appears on the verge of passing a significant piece of legislation that could affect the bond market. The post Trump will burst the bond bubble was first published on MoneyWeek.

Japan: slowly but surely, it's getting there

The key to overcoming deflation and stagnation in Japan lies in the labour market. The post Japan: slowly but surely, it's getting there was first published on MoneyWeek.

Opec mops up the oil glut

The members of Opec, the oil exporters' cartel, agreed to extend-and-maybe-amend' their output deal. The post Opec mops up the oil glut was first published on MoneyWeek.

Chart of the week: the big screen makes a small comeback

The year 1984 marked the trough for cinemas, with 54 million tickets sold. Now, sofas and food are spurring a revival. The post Chart of the week: the big screen makes a small comeback was first published on MoneyWeek.

Rio Tinto's new broom

Simon Thompson has taken the helm of the world's second biggest mining firm. He may be just the man for the job, says Alice Gråhns. The post Rio Tinto's new broom was first published on MoneyWeek.

What the yield curve says about markets

Something rather esoteric is drawing the attention of more cautious investors, says John Stepek. That something is the flattening yield curve.  The post What the yield curve says about markets was first published on MoneyWeek.

Trump's tax cuts for the rich

This week the Senate finally passed the controversial Republican tax plan that could benefit the already wealthy. The post Trump's tax cuts for the rich was first published on MoneyWeek.

Germany cobbles together another coalition

Another grand coalition' between the SPD and CDU/CSU in Germany is looking likely. The post Germany cobbles together another coalition was first published on MoneyWeek.

Betting on politics: A good week for predictions

Matthew Partridge casts an eye back over his most recent bets on politics. The post Betting on politics: A good week for predictions was first published on MoneyWeek.

Irish border blocks Brexit progress

The already difficult Brexit talks were thrown into chaos this week over the Irish border. The post Irish border blocks Brexit progress was first published on MoneyWeek.

Labour in crisis: Momentum's massacre of the moderates

Momentum continues to move Labour over to the hard-left. The post Labour in crisis: Momentum's massacre of the moderates was first published on MoneyWeek.

Small fry with big potential

Barely a week goes by without news of an investment trust arranging a new loan or debenture at incredibly low rates, says David C Stevenson. But some fund managers are using even more exotic instruments to raise funding. The post Small fry with big potential was first published on MoneyWeek.

Ideas for charitable giving

Ruth Jackson explains why it pays to know exactly where your charitable money is going this Christmas. The post Ideas for charitable giving was first published on MoneyWeek.

It's not all gloom for millennials

The millennial generation could end up with broadly similar levels of retirement income to the generations it succeeds. The post It's not all gloom for millennials was first published on MoneyWeek.

Five questions for… James Ecclestone, The Grown Up Chocolate Co.

We make, by hand, a range of chocolate confectionery that we distribute ourselves. We sell to the domestic UK market and export to markets such as Australia and Canada. The post Five questions for… James Ecclestone, The Grown Up Chocolate Co. was first published on MoneyWeek.

Rates relief for smaller businesses

Many smaller companies will pay less in business rates than expected next year, thanks to a last-minute concession announced in the Budget. The post Rates relief for smaller businesses was first published on MoneyWeek.

How to meet skiing trends head on

Sarah Moore reveals what skiing trends you need to think about before you buy that dream chalet in the Alps. The post How to meet skiing trends head on was first published on MoneyWeek.

Three top micro-cap stocks

Professional investor Richard Power tips three tiny stocks with which to grow your portfolio. The post Three top micro-cap stocks was first published on MoneyWeek.

If only you'd invested in: FDM Group

FDM Group Holdings offers IT services such as project management, business analysis and data operations. In July, it revealed that revenues had surged. The post If only you'd invested in: FDM Group was first published on MoneyWeek.

The curious twins who bet big on bitcoin

The Winklevoss twins may have lost out on Facebook, but they have won big on bitcoin. The post The curious twins who bet big on bitcoin was first published on MoneyWeek.

Money makers: The power of the alumni

For Shachar Bialick, the support network from his university in Paris proved invaluable when it came to starting a business. The post Money makers: The power of the alumni was first published on MoneyWeek.

Holidays off the beaten piste

Alice Gråhns looks at some of skiing's best-kept secrets. The post Holidays off the beaten piste was first published on MoneyWeek.

Stop dreaming… It can't be you!'

If there is one lesson to be learnt from Phil Ivey's recent court case, it's that the house always wins. The post Stop dreaming… It can't be you!' was first published on MoneyWeek.

Antiquities: a solid investment

There has been a flurry of sales in antiquities in recent weeks, says Chris Carter – and prices have held up surprisingly well. The post Antiquities: a solid investment was first published on MoneyWeek.

Properties with vineyards

From a 17th-century castle with more than 20 acres in Casale Monferrato, Italy, to a former rectory in Kent producing award-winning wines. The post Properties with vineyards was first published on MoneyWeek.

The world's greatest investors: Sarah Whitley

Sarah Whitley considers herself to be a flexible fund manager. However, smost of her successes have been from buying secular growth stocks The post The world's greatest investors: Sarah Whitley was first published on MoneyWeek.

Jim Rogers: Another bear market is coming

Jim Rogers disagrees with Federal Reserve governor Janet Yellen's assertion that there will never be another bear market in her lifetime. The post Jim Rogers: Another bear market is coming was first published on MoneyWeek.

Time to review our investment-trust portfolio

Our panel of experts analyses MoneyWeek's investment trust portfolio and debates future opportunities for investors, as Merryn Somerset Webb explains. The post Time to review our investment-trust portfolio was first published on MoneyWeek.

How to invest in the next big medical breakthrough

There is currently no cure for MS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases but research gallops on. There will be big rewards for the first drug company to break through, says Dr Mike Tubbs. The post How to invest in the next big medical breakthrough was first published on MoneyWeek.

Trouble lies ahead in the markets

There are many signals knocking around in the markets that should make you nervous, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There is almost definitely trouble ahead. The post Trouble lies ahead in the markets was first published on MoneyWeek.

What is the yield curve, and why is it making investors nervous?

The yield curve for US Treasury bonds –the gap between long-term and short-term interest rates – is narrowing. John Stepek explains why that matters, and what it means for the markets. The post What is the yield curve, and why is it making investors nervous? was first published on MoneyWeek.

Made money in bitcoin? Well done. Here's what you must do now

Bitcoin mania looks set to continue for a while yet. But one day the bubble will burst. Plan your exit strategy now, says Dominic Frisby. The post Made money in bitcoin? Well done. Here's what you must do now was first published on MoneyWeek.