Economy

The young are the most vulnerable to the Covid crash

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus is deadlier for the old than the young. But for the young, it is economically devastating. A third of…

The extinction of the arts has been deferred – for now

11 July 2020 9:00 am

The government’s £1.57 billion lifeline for the cultural sector was bigger than most practitioners were expecting — and drew a…

Portrait of the week: Sunak’s statement, shop closures and a hoo-ha over Boohoo

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Home Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced measures intended to stimulate the economy. Under a £111 million scheme,…

The left-wing case for Keir Starmer

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Do you remember where you were when the BBC showed a rerun of Bowie’s Glastonbury set? When we ask each…

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…

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The rioters and the rentiers

24 June 2020 2:51 am

It was inevitable that the wave of destructive rioting and looting that has swept through cities that are almost all…

Is there anywhere visitors will be welcome this summer?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Do stock markets foretell the future while politicians fudge and economists mumble? No: share prices collectively have a life of…

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…

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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…

X days to save the economy!

23 May 2020 9:00 am

I wonder what the Labour party will use as its scare slogan at the next election? After all, the usual…

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Why are US shares performing so well when the economy isn’t?

22 May 2020 7:46 am

A staggering 20 million Americans lost their jobs in April and yet the US stock market had its best month…

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It isn’t necessarily the economy, stupid!

18 May 2020 7:59 pm

‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ With those now famous words, the Democratic strategist James Carville summarized the 1992 election between President…

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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…

Letters: It’s not so easy to boycott Chinese goods

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Jobs for all Sir: Charles Bazlington championed Universal Basic Income in last week’s magazine (Letters, 9 May). It is welcome…

This is not a natural disaster, but a manmade one

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Should our future permit an occupation so frivolous, historians years from now will make a big mistake if they blame…

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Has coronavirus killed the Democrats’ healthcare referendum?

13 May 2020 8:48 am

Late last December, Democrats were heading into the homestretch of their presidential primary optimistic that although they faced an internal…

Why we’ll all be fleeing to Nigeria

9 May 2020 9:00 am

I keep thinking what I’ll do when we regain our liberty — and I picture that beer at the end…

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,…

How many 100th birthday cards does the Queen send?

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Multiplying by hundreds The Queen penned a personal 100th birthday message to Captain Tom Moore, who has raised money for…

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Dear politicians, life must go on

1 May 2020 9:35 pm

The worst day of my childhood was in 1995 when my father lost his job. He worked close by as…

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The changes to come in the post-COVID world order

29 April 2020 12:58 am

The Democrats are taking their stand on the coronavirus crisis in an untenable position. It is like building a defensive…

Could the Covid crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

Could the Covid crisis be an economic opportunity for Brexit Britain?

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Trump walks the recovery tightrope

17 April 2020 8:21 am

President Trump’s decision to set the United States back on the path to work will be decried as mere politics,…

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Has Fauci has become the James Comey of the scientific community?

14 April 2020 9:15 am

Is the Trump White House fired up? Not exactly. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley tried to douse the speculation that…

At least some of the Chancellor’s promises are actually working

11 April 2020 9:00 am

The phrase ‘sharing economy’ was coined a decade or so ago to describe collaborative new business models made possible by…