The legacy of Bernie Madoff
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The legacy of Bernie Madoff

The Wall Street swindler orchestrated the largest financial fraud yet seen. Were lessons learned?
23 Apr 2021
Charity shops enjoy bumper sales but donors warned to ‘think before giving’
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Charity shops enjoy bumper sales but donors warned to ‘think before giving’

EasyJet to ‘ramp up’ summer flights, 1,200 Asda bakery jobs at risk, and other breaking business news
15 Apr 2021
Reddit vs. Wall Street: silver is new battleground
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Reddit vs. Wall Street: silver is new battleground

Small-time investors are targeting the precious metal following GameStop trading frenzy
1 Feb 2021
Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’
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Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’

Conservative MPs claim planned hikes will ‘strangle’ economy as debt rockets
1 Sep 2020
Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis
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Sunak to spend £2bn to help young beat Covid jobs crisis

Chancellor also expected to announce stamp duty ‘holiday’ and VAT cut in bid to boost post-lockdown economy
8 Jul 2020
A brief guide to the dominant investment “styles”
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A brief guide to the dominant investment “styles”

The stock market according to GARP
3 Jul 2020
How to stay calm about your investments in a crisis
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How to stay calm about your investments in a crisis

Six tips on how to build a plan that will be resilient even when times get tough
12 Jun 2020

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Housing market bounces back with 137% increase in sales
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Housing market bounces back with 137% increase in sales

Experts warn that backlog after lockdown freeze may be causing ‘temporary jump’
10 Jun 2020
Why diversification is an investor’s best friend
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Preparing your investments for times of volatility
5 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: why are stocks markets booming?
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Coronavirus: why are stocks markets booming?

Analysts offer wealth of explanations for disconnect between Wall Street and the high street
1 Jun 2020
What would a UK ‘recession to end all recessions’ look like?
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What would a UK ‘recession to end all recessions’ look like?

Chancellor warns UK is set for ‘unprecedented’ economic downturn as result of pandemic
14 May 2020
Coronavirus: will the pandemic change our economic system?
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Coronavirus: will the pandemic change our economic system?

Long-term effects expected to include more government debt and fewer calls for privatisation
6 May 2020
British economy ‘collapsing’ as confidence falls
Britain's high street retailers are in crisis
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British economy ‘collapsing’ as confidence falls

Hopes dashed that the economy will recover swiftly
4 May 2020
Is a Covid-19 global recession now inevitable?
Steep losses on Wall Street have caused global stock market slump
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Is a Covid-19 global recession now inevitable?

Eurozone shrinking as US GDP falls at sharpest rate since the 2008 financial crisis
30 Apr 2020
Are US-Iran tensions flaring again?
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Are US-Iran tensions flaring again?

Trump threatens military action over Twitter
23 Apr 2020
Global oil storage almost ‘overwhelmed’ as price plummets
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Global oil storage almost ‘overwhelmed’ as price plummets

Industry facing ‘toughest month ever’ as demand hits 25-year low
16 Apr 2020
Can a deal be struck to raise oil prices?
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Can a deal be struck to raise oil prices?

Opec+ will convene today over video link in a bid to boost crude
9 Apr 2020
UK businesses ‘cannot wait weeks’ for financial aid
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UK businesses ‘cannot wait weeks’ for financial aid

Poll finds six in ten UK firms have limited cash reserves giving rise to fear of mass insolvencies
3 Apr 2020
How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market
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How coronavirus pandemic broke the UK property market

Treasury braced to take major hit as house prices tumble and sales dry up
2 Apr 2020
Carluccio’s and BrightHouse collapse as coronavirus bites
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Carluccio’s and BrightHouse collapse as coronavirus bites

Outbreak the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for both brands
31 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: UK unemployment set to double as GDP collapses
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Coronavirus: UK unemployment set to double as GDP collapses

Warnings coronavirus will cause economic hit ‘multiple times that of the global financial crisis’
30 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: which UK businesses will close their doors?
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Coronavirus: which UK businesses will close their doors?

Prime Minister announces that shops selling non-essential goods will have to be shut
24 Mar 2020
OECD: global economy will suffer for ‘years to come’
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OECD: global economy will suffer for ‘years to come’

Think tank says past predictions of doom already seem optimistic
23 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: are we heading for another financial crash?
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Coronavirus: are we heading for another financial crash?

Experts warn that pandemic could lead to a recession ‘of record dimensions’
20 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Chancellor to announce wage bailout plan
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Coronavirus: Chancellor to announce wage bailout plan

Rishi Sunak set to act after warnings that companies across Britain could face ruin
20 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: pound plummets amid pandemic crisis
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Coronavirus: pound plummets amid pandemic crisis

Sterling slumps to lowest level against the dollar in more than three decades
19 Mar 2020
Will Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus package rescue the economy?
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Will Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus package rescue the economy?

Chancellor pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to protect jobs and incomes - so has he gone far enough?
18 Mar 2020
Markets plunge as investors fear ‘cataclysmic recession’
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Markets plunge as investors fear ‘cataclysmic recession’

Wall Street suffers worst day since 1987 despite efforts to steady financial markets
17 Mar 2020
Global markets in freefall as Trump adds to jitters
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Global markets in freefall as Trump adds to jitters

Investors are panicking about the economic impact of coronavirus - and the US response has exacerbated fears
13 Mar 2020
‘Black Monday’ panic as global markets crash
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‘Black Monday’ panic as global markets crash

Oil price experiences biggest decline since 1991 Gulf War slump before closing 20% down
10 Mar 2020
Opec to cut oil production as coronavirus hits
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Opec to cut oil production as coronavirus hits

Plummeting prices mean oil-selling nations want production cut, but they must act together and Russia seems reluctant
6 Mar 2020
Andrew Bailey: who is the new Bank of England governor?
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Andrew Bailey: who is the new Bank of England governor?

Financial Conduct Authority chief faces questions from Treasury Select Committee
4 Mar 2020
How coronavirus has hit the financial markets
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How coronavirus has hit the financial markets

The market is entering the period of ‘peak fear’
28 Feb 2020
How high will oil prices rise after Iran attack?
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How high will oil prices rise after Iran attack?

Brent crude breaches $70 mark and prolonged conflict could send it higher
7 Jan 2020