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Luna’s death spiral
An electronic board at a cryptocurrency exchange in Seoul
Why we’re talking about . . .

Luna’s death spiral

A vicious crash has shaken confidence in the entire crypto ecosystem
20 May 2022
When will the Elizabeth line open?
The Elizabeth line entrance at Liverpool Street station in London
In Focus

When will the Elizabeth line open?

The Queen makes a surprise visit to Paddington Station to open new line
19 May 2022
Is it worth paying off a student loan early?
University students graduate at Bath Abbey
Between the lines

Is it worth paying off a student loan early?

Experts say in many cases early payments won’t save you money in the long run
19 May 2022
Trading currencies: what the experts think
The greenback is on the rise
Expert’s view

Trading currencies: what the experts think

Euro-parity, a nasty cocktail and the pound’s ‘doom loop’
19 May 2022
Russian roulette for McDonald’s, Unilever and Renault
The flagship McDonald's on Pushkin Square in Moscow
The latest on . . .

Russian roulette for McDonald’s, Unilever and Renault

McDonald’s exit from Russia will put pressure on other big companies
19 May 2022
Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?
Rishi Sunak in Stoke
Business Briefing

Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?

Sources say chancellor may bring forward 1p income tax cut roll as inflation hits 40-year high
18 May 2022
How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world
Cost-of-living crisis protester
Business Briefing

How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world

‘Toxic combination’ of factors make Britain especially vulnerable to economic pain
17 May 2022

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Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant
The Shein app and website
Behind the scenes

Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant

The brand has gone from ‘low-cost apparel merchant to global juggernaut’ in less than five years
17 May 2022
Polygamy, fish protests and tipping
Indian protestors shout anti-government slogans during a protest against rape in New Delhi on January 2, 2013.The family of an Indian gang-rape victim said that they would not rest until her
Podcasts

Polygamy, fish protests and tipping

Why is India changing its marriage laws? What led French and British fishermen to join forces? And who really benefits from the tips we leave?
13 May 2022
Scotland’s ongoing ferry fiasco: what you need to know
The unfinished Glen Sannox ferry
In Depth

Scotland’s ongoing ferry fiasco: what you need to know

Delays in the delivery of two new CalMac passenger ferries have caused a major political scandal
13 May 2022
Enter the bear: how long will the carnage last?
Wall Street: the worst run of losses in a decade
Talking point

Enter the bear: how long will the carnage last?

Investors are grappling with a nasty bear market
13 May 2022
Warhol’s Blue Marilyn breaks records: art market is ‘on a roll’
Andy Warhol’s ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ was sold at auction for $195m
Expert’s view

Warhol’s Blue Marilyn breaks records: art market is ‘on a roll’

Art, like gold, can claim a history as ‘a store of value’, but big caveats apply
12 May 2022
How a trade war with Europe might play out
Liz Truss
Between the lines

How a trade war with Europe might play out

Tensions with the bloc threaten to trigger tariffs and the end of the free trade deal
11 May 2022
Is the UK heading for a housing crash?
A ‘sold’ sign outside residential property in Brentwood, Essex
Business Briefing

Is the UK heading for a housing crash?

Experts predict that rising living costs may finally pop the property bubble
10 May 2022
Nine financial solutions to ease you into retirement
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Nine financial solutions to ease you into retirement

These nine companies could help boost your finances during your golden years
10 May 2022
Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?
Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the Victory Day parade in Red Square
The latest on . . .

Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?

Moscow has been ‘surprisingly resilient’ so far, but disaster may be around the corner
9 May 2022
The tech stock rout: what the experts think 
Ark’s Cathie Wood: tech casualty
Expert’s view

The tech stock rout: what the experts think 

Brutal April, dot-bust redux and a re-balancing act
6 May 2022
Will the energy war hurt Europe more than Russia?
Ursula von der Leyen
In Brief

Will the energy war hurt Europe more than Russia?

European Commission proposes a total ban on Russian oil
5 May 2022
Why the government opposes a windfall tax on oil and gas profits
BP and Shell petrol stations
Between the lines

Why the government opposes a windfall tax on oil and gas profits

BP profit surge triggers renewed calls for a levy to help struggling households
4 May 2022
What the Ukraine crisis might mean for ESG investing
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What the Ukraine crisis might mean for ESG investing

The Ukraine crisis has brought many of the issues around ESG investing into sharper focus. Where does the sector go from here?
3 May 2022
Why Post Office workers are going on strike
Post Office branch in London
Business Briefing

Why Post Office workers are going on strike

Union says pay offer is ‘nothing short of an insult’ to workers
3 May 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: trouble for Tesla? 
Elon Musk
Why we’re talking about . . .

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: trouble for Tesla? 

It’s hard to find a solid business case for the billionaire’s buyout of the social media platform
29 Apr 2022
What is the gender housing gap?
Hand holding keys to a home
Fact file

What is the gender housing gap?

Time it takes to get on to the property ladder differs depending on whether you’re male or female
28 Apr 2022
Bulb Energy: the troubled hunt for a buyer
Bulb Energy Ltd
The latest on . . .

Bulb Energy: the troubled hunt for a buyer

Nearly six months on – amid mounting embarrassment and expense – the need to offload Bulb is becoming pressing
28 Apr 2022
How to renew a UK passport
Blue and burgundy UK passports
In Depth

How to renew a UK passport

Ten-week target for processing new passports is being repeatedly missed
26 Apr 2022
The pluses and minuses of Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout
Elon Musk
Pros and cons

The pluses and minuses of Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout

Tesla CEO wants to rid the social media platform of spam bots and censorship
26 Apr 2022
Will Elon Musk manage to take over Twitter?
Elon Musk Twitter page
In Brief

Will Elon Musk manage to take over Twitter?

The world’s richest man has launched a hostile takeover bid worth $43bn
21 Apr 2022
The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix
Still from Bridgerton series two
Getting to grips with . . .

The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix

Subscriber loss has raised concerns about streaming giant’s future profitability
21 Apr 2022
Preparing your portfolio for change
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Preparing your portfolio for change

Investors face a macroeconomic backdrop which is very different to the one most have grown up with. How can they prepare their portfolios for a rapidl…
21 Apr 2022
Will Britain fall into a recession this summer?
Woman shops in supermarket
Today’s big question

Will Britain fall into a recession this summer?

Spiralling cost of living comes after the Russian invasion of Ukraine
20 Apr 2022
How to claim the £200 loan to help cover the cost of bills
Person looking at household bills
Business Briefing

How to claim the £200 loan to help cover the cost of bills

‘Energy levy’ to bring down average increases in household costs
14 Apr 2022
UK builders: drawing a line under the cladding crisis?
A cladded block in Salford
In Focus

UK builders: drawing a line under the cladding crisis?

Michael Gove’s threat to builders may be paying off
14 Apr 2022
Disney vs. conservatives: the latest chapter of the war on ‘woke’
Protesters holding placards reading 'Disney - speak out against Don't Say Gay'
Why we’re talking about . . .

Disney vs. conservatives: the latest chapter of the war on ‘woke’

No doubt company is becoming increasingly political, in a way that rankles with many people
14 Apr 2022
The pros and cons of ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes
Klarna payment app
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes

Payment schemes are booming in popularity but some warn of potential financial risks
13 Apr 2022
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