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UK economy is undergoing a reset – and it's good news for your mortgage

Inflation is now down to the two per cent target for two months running. That is lower than the US or the eurozone. Yet the markets think there is, at...

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Why millionaires won't desert a Labour Britain

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10.07.2024 6

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How mortgage rates will improve under Labour

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03.07.2024 5

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Can Labour achieve 2.5 per cent growth? Our economist crunches the numbers

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27.06.2024 9

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Why inflation coming down is no reason to celebrate

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19.06.2024 3

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The secret to Apple's enduring success

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12.06.2024 10

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The Bank of England is about to make a serious mistake

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06.06.2024 6

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Will the Royal Mail still be 'royal' if it is owned by a Czech billionaire?

Will the Royal Mail still be “royal” if it is owned by a Czech billionaire? That’s not to attack Daniel Křetínský, whose company,...

30.05.2024 40

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US-China squabbles could quickly turn into a full-scale trade war

The rumbling trade war between the US, China and the EU took a new twist this week. It emerged that if China were to invade Taiwan, which...

23.05.2024 20

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Inflation is down, pay is up and the good times are back – but ask yourself this question

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16.05.2024 20

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I’m an economist – this is when interest rates will go down

WASHINGTON, DC – The Bank of England is going to cut interest rates in the coming weeks, but the timing and scale of these will depend as much on...

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I'm an economist - this is why PIP needs reforming

The UK faces two grave social and economic challenges, and the proposed reforms to the social welfare system aim to tackle both. One is the rise in...

02.05.2024 40

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Tesla's woes have deepened again. Can it recover?

Tesla’s woes have deepened. It is still the world’s most valuable car company, and the shares have recovered from their lows on Monday, but it has...

25.04.2024 30

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Inflation falls and yet again the boomers are winning

Inflation is coming down, with the Consumer Price Index at 3.2 per cent, and that’s good. It will come down further this summer, probably to the...

17.04.2024 10

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Germany’s economy is in deep trouble – and the EU is looking on nervously

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11.04.2024 10

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Tesla is in deep, deep trouble

It is hard to feel too sorry for Elon Musk. A few days ago he was ranked as No 2 in the global rich list published by Forbes magazine, just behind...

03.04.2024 8

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Waspi women are a dire warning to the next generation of pensioners

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28.03.2024 20

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I'm an economist – this is why your mortgage rates won't come down any time soon

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21.03.2024 10

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Bitcoin speculation is back – and as risky as ever

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14.03.2024 6

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The British Isa could be the start of something seismic

The British Isa will not of itself move huge amounts more cash into UK equities. The numbers are too small, for the extra £5,000 a year savers can...

06.03.2024 6

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Time for millennials to stop whingeing – they're about to be stinking rich

It is not going to be so tough being a millennial after all. In the latest annual wealth report from the estate agency Knight Frank to be published...

28.02.2024 9

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The state pension burden is hurting young people

Keir Starmer has committed Labour to keeping the triple lock on the state pension. That’s the agreement, introduced by the coalition government in...

21.02.2024 10

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Inflation will drop further by the summer - but not for long

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14.02.2024 20

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America's money men are preparing for Trump

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08.02.2024 10

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Look closely and there are glimpses of economic hope

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31.01.2024 6

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We're not having enough babies. Immigration is the fastest way to make up for it

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24.01.2024 10

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Tech will replace jobs. That’s exactly what we need

Artificial intelligence is the hot subject in Davos this week. The companies that pay for the annual World Economic Forum shindig in the Swiss Alps...

17.01.2024 4

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The Boeing debacle is a lesson in bad management

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10.01.2024 10

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The world economy may not be able to withstand the Red Sea crisis

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Our Brexit dilemma has been obvious for 25 years

The euro is 25 years old. Although the notes and coins did not come for another three years, the currencies of the 12 European countries that switched...

31.12.2023 5

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Why economists got it so wrong in 2023

This year has been a pretty miserable one for many people for obvious reasons, but it has been a quite humiliating one for the economists. It is not...

27.12.2023 4

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Food prices won't change much in the coming years - but food quality will

Food prices in the UK seem to be easing off at last, with the Office for National Statistics recording that bread and cakes were among the items that...

20.12.2023 5

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The era of ultra-cheap money is over - here's what that means for you

The world is past the peak of interest rates this cycle and the question now is how fast they will come down. The most important of all the central...

13.12.2023 10

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The economic impact of Cleverly's migration plan

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07.12.2023 30

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