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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Man U's millions, William Hill's error, Mark Carney's mission.

 

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10 things we think will happen in 2015

10 things we think will happen in 2015

23 January 2015

Expect some answers to the English Question, a phone that can read your mind and a wave of young professionals flowing to the regions. And what about the oil price?

 
 
Oil prices soar after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Oil prices soar after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

23 January 2015

The King is dead. Long live the King - and Saudi Arabia's oil price policy?

 
 
Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

23 January 2015

The 84-year-old who broke the Bank of England says he is giving up investing - and that this time he really means it.

 
 
ECB launches QE in Europe

ECB launches QE in Europe

22 January 2015

Mario Draghi finally announces quantitative easing, but will €720bn a year be enough?

 
 
Obama wants to help the middle class - and he has a point

Obama wants to help the middle class - and he has a point

21 January 2015

Barack Obama's pontificating may not go very far, but inequality is a real problem in need of a real solution, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 
The IMF's economic winners and losers in 2015

The IMF's economic winners and losers in 2015

20 January 2015

The world economy will grow faster this year than 2014, but not as fast as we thought.

 
 
The north-south divide is getting worse

The north-south divide is getting worse

19 January 2015

A new report shows jobs growth in the south is 12 times faster than the rest of Britain.

 
 
Will the ECB start QE this week?

Will the ECB start QE this week?

19 January 2015

As the Eurozone sinks into a deflationary mire and the dreaded Greek elections loom, Mario Draghi finally considers quantitive easing.

 
 
The top 1% could own more than the rest of the world next year

The top 1% could own more than the rest of the world next year

19 January 2015

The rising tide of populism is lapping at the feet of billionaires and businesses.

 
 
Swiss franc soars 29% after abandoning euro peg

Swiss franc soars 29% after abandoning euro peg

15 January 2015

FX traders went cuckoo after the Swiss central bank threw their clock out the window.

 
 
'Named and shamed': H&M among 37 firms not paying minimum wage

'Named and shamed': H&M among 37 firms not paying minimum wage

15 January 2015

The high street giant slipped up, but there are far worse offenders out there.

 
 
Why OPEC is over and low oil prices are here to stay

Why OPEC is over and low oil prices are here to stay

14 January 2015

The UAE's energy minister has ruled out any reduction in output and stated that oil prices will remain low for the foreseeable future.

 
 

The MT interview: Gareth Penny

The boss of the world's dominant diamond business

Gareth Penny, De Beers Group CEO, predicts a sparkling return to form

 
 

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