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Russia’s debt default: what impact will it have on the Putin regime?
Russian President Vladimir Putin with finance minister Anton Siluanov
Business Briefing

Russia’s debt default: what impact will it have on the Putin regime?

Last week, the country was pushed into official default for the first time in decades
30 Jun 2022
When will paper £20 and £50 notes expire?
Paper banknotes
Business Briefing

When will paper £20 and £50 notes expire?

Old notes will soon be taken out of circulation by the Bank of England
27 Jun 2022
What a recession would mean for the UK
Consumer spending would drop sharply in a recession
Today’s big question

What a recession would mean for the UK

Latest data signals that we should prepare for a shrinking economy – and all the negatives that come with it
24 Jun 2022
What is the wage-price spiral?
Protester in London 2022
Today’s big question

What is the wage-price spiral?

UK inflation has hit a 40-year high amid threats of further strikes by unions demanding wage increases for struggling workers
22 Jun 2022
What is hepeating?
Colleagues sitting around a table in an office
Why we’re talking about . . .

What is hepeating?

‘Many women’ recognise this harmful workplace behaviour and various studies show evidence of it
20 Jun 2022
Why does inflation matter?
Rising inflation
Getting to grips with . . .

Why does inflation matter?

Prices are rising faster than they have for four decades, putting pressure on household budgets
17 Jun 2022
How bad could the bear market get?
US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell
Talking point

How bad could the bear market get?

There’s a whiff of panic in the air – and not just in stock markets
17 Jun 2022

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Why central banks are raising interest rates
Andrew Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England
Getting to grips with . . .

Why central banks are raising interest rates

Bank of England hikes benchmark rate for the fifth successive time
16 Jun 2022
Celsius: crypto lender sparks manic meltdown
Celsius: ‘extreme market conditions’
Business Briefing

Celsius: crypto lender sparks manic meltdown

Total value of the crypto market is now below $1trn – down from almost $3trn in November
16 Jun 2022
Who is eligible for the July cost-of-living payment?
Cost of living
The latest on . . .

Who is eligible for the July cost-of-living payment?

Some households set to receive two payments worth £650 in total
15 Jun 2022
Cryptocrash: why is the cryptocurrency market down?
Cryptocurrency
Business Briefing

Cryptocrash: why is the cryptocurrency market down?

New riders of the ‘crypto hype train’ are ‘getting hammered’ by falling bitcoin and Ethereum
14 Jun 2022
Sheryl Sandberg’s mixed legacy
Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg
Profile

Sheryl Sandberg’s mixed legacy

The most important woman in tech is leaving Meta. Will she be missed?
10 Jun 2022
Elon Musk and Twitter: a bad case of cold feet
Elon Musk: feeling super bad
Business Briefing

Elon Musk and Twitter: a bad case of cold feet

Musk has ‘a super bad feeling’ about the economy
9 Jun 2022
Tax cuts: will Boris Johnson bow to the pressure?
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Tax cuts: will Boris Johnson bow to the pressure?

PM’s promises on tax to save his premiership are likely to face resistance from Rishi Sunak
8 Jun 2022
Why wages aren’t keeping up with inflation
Crowds of people
Expert’s view

Why wages aren’t keeping up with inflation

Real wages sank after the global financial crisis and only returned to pre-2008 levels very recently
6 Jun 2022
Why Britain is currently in the grip of an ‘employment crisis’
Closed sign on a pub
In Brief

Why Britain is currently in the grip of an ‘employment crisis’

Britain is currently in the grip of an ‘employment crisis’
3 Jun 2022
The cooling housing market
Property for sale signs
Why we’re talking about . . .

The cooling housing market

The end of the latest boom is in sight. What kind of landing can we expect?
1 Jun 2022
How do bank holidays affect the economy?
Crowds on the beach
Expert’s view

How do bank holidays affect the economy?

Millions are about to enjoy a four-day weekend thanks to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
31 May 2022
What is ‘power rationing’ and how does it work?
Nuclear power plant
Getting to grips with . . .

What is ‘power rationing’ and how does it work?

Electricity could be cut off at peak times for millions of UK households this winter
30 May 2022
Top ten most valuable football clubs in the world
An artist’s impression of Real Madrid's new Santiago Bernabéu
View from the terraces

Top ten most valuable football clubs in the world

Real Madrid top Forbes’s football rich list ahead of Barcelona and Man Utd
27 May 2022
Martin Lewis: who is the money saving expert?
Martin Lewis
Profile

Martin Lewis: who is the money saving expert?

Financial guru remains ‘trenchant and steadfast’ voice on consumers’ cash and rights
27 May 2022
How to claim the £400 energy bills discount
Person looking at household bills
Business Briefing

How to claim the £400 energy bills discount

Treasury committing billions to help households shoulder rising cost of living
27 May 2022
Will Rishi Sunak’s billions ease the cost-of-living crisis?
Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street
Today’s big question

Will Rishi Sunak’s billions ease the cost-of-living crisis?

£15bn relief fund praised as ‘substantial’ and ‘welcome’ – but critics warn it doesn’t go far enough
27 May 2022
The countries that could follow Sri Lanka into chaos
Sri Lankans clash with police in Colombo amid the country’s economic crisis
Why we’re talking about . . .

The countries that could follow Sri Lanka into chaos

Food and fuel shortages that rocked Asian nation are spreading around the globe
27 May 2022
The return of Davos
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the forum remotely
Why we’re talking about . . .

The return of Davos

Does the annual gathering have any relevance, when globalisation is in swift retreat?
27 May 2022
Five times the cost of living triggered civil unrest
Yellow vests protestors demonstrate near the Arc de Triomphe
In Depth

Five times the cost of living triggered civil unrest

Police reportedly preparing for imminent clashes and disorder across the UK
25 May 2022
How record-breaking inflation was tamed in the 1980s
Margaret Thatcher and Norman Tebbit
Business Briefing

How record-breaking inflation was tamed in the 1980s

Raising interest rates came at a cost as unemployment followed recession
23 May 2022
What Scotland can learn from Irish independence
Irish flags
Expert’s view

What Scotland can learn from Irish independence

Economists predict Scottish transition would fail to curb increasing interest rates and inequality
23 May 2022
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
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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