Kate Andrews

Are we heading towards Boris vs the Bank?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Big spending. Huge debts. What can possibly go wrong?

Does Boris's 'new deal' offer anything new?

1 July 2020 1:34 am

Today Boris Johnson launched his ‘new deal’ for Britain – billed as an economic recovery plan to follow the Covid…

The truth about America’s police culture

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The truth about America’s police culture

How fast can Britain recover from its economic free-fall?

13 June 2020 1:08 am

Putting the UK into lockdown was only going to send growth in one direction: down. While today’s figures from the…


The truth about America’s police culture

11 June 2020 1:31 pm

America can often look, to outsiders, like a country of two warring tribes: the Trumpish anti-PC brigade vs the woke…

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America’s 2.5 million jobs miracle

6 June 2020 2:01 am

The US economy created 2.5 million jobs last month — the biggest monthly jobs gain since records began a century…

Could negative gilt yields be Boris Johnson's magic money tree?

20 May 2020 11:56 pm

A few months ago, Boris Johnson fought a general election saying that there was no ‘magic money tree’ and accusing…


Stimulus squabble marks a return to politics as usual

17 May 2020 5:36 am

Who is the proposed new $3 trillion stimulus package designed to help? If enacted, the bill — which narrowly passed…

Do the experts believe in the R number?

17 May 2020 3:27 am

The R-number has been declared the most important metric in monitoring Covid in Britain. For young children to return to school…

Can we rely on a V-shaped recovery?

8 May 2020 12:01 am

Can the UK expect a V-shape recovery? The Bank of England has this morning published data revealing very deep V,…

The problem with immunity passports

4 May 2020 9:01 pm

Could we see ‘immunity passports’ in Britain? Ministers are reportedly discussing them as a route out of lockdown. According to today’s…

If austerity is off the table, how do we pay for Covid-19 costs?

25 April 2020 1:11 am

What is the true cost of Covid-19? No one knows – yet. But it’s not going to be cheap. The…

Coronomics: Ordinary remedies won’t be enough for a surreal crash

4 April 2020 9:00 am

The crash is surreal – and ordinary remedies won’t be enough

Rishi Sunak's 'unprecedented' wage guarantee

21 March 2020 6:15 am

When Chancellor Riski Sunak unleashed a colossal package for business earlier this week, with over £350bn in loans, grants and…

Will the Chancellor's £330bn stimulus tackle Covid-19 fears?

18 March 2020 6:26 am

Last week’s £12bn stimulus package to tackle the health and economic consequences of Covid-19 now seems like a drop in…

Seven extraordinary graphs which show the economic impact of Covid-19

16 March 2020 12:00 am

We’ve just seen one of the worst weeks in stock market history, with the FTSE100 ending on Friday 17 per…

The US is caught in the crossfire of the oil wars

14 March 2020 9:00 am

America is caught in the crossfire

Will coronavirus push globalisation into reverse?

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Does coronavirus mark a turning point in the history of hyper-globalisation?

The post-Brexit bounce seems to have stuck, for now

22 February 2020 7:30 pm

The post-election economic bounce appears to be more than a fluke. Positive news came in waves this week, as data…

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Iowa Democrats couldn’t have picked a worse time to mess up

5 February 2020 5:10 am

What happened — or didn’t happen — in Iowa last night is unbelievably bad. It is an international embarrassment, one…

The sugar tax is only a ‘success’ if you ignore the evidence

14 January 2020 3:28 am

They say no news is good news, but what to make of old news? Today’s papers (including this front page) feature…

Why trouble in the Middle East no longer means an oil price hike

11 January 2020 6:59 pm

Not so long ago, you could judge the stability of the Middle East by looking at the oil price. Now:…

EU officials and Brexiteers share a similar concern over Brexit

10 April 2019 1:13 am

Rumours continue to circulate that if a long extension were to be granted by the European Union, it could be flexible.…