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Sometimes it is easier to see what might happen in the future if you look 10 or 20 years ahead, rather than 10 or 20 months. That is because the noise of politics drowns out the long-term economic and social forces...
One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance companies. Research conducted by the UK arm of insurer Zurich, found that as well as the...
Nigel Farage has bemoaned the state of his life after Brexit in a "soul-baring interview" with the Daily Mail. The former UKIP leader told the newspaper that he has "a lot of aggro to deal with" after he helped spearhead the UK's...
What has Mathew Elliott to fear from a second referendum? The decision to reverse Brexit now appears to be the wish of the majority. He presents no arguments and offers no alternatives that will mitigate the withdrawal of trade with our...
Donald Trump has predicted the Republicans will "do well" in next year's midterms as he distanced himself from recent losses in Alabama and Virginia.  "Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this," the US President tweeted.  "I...
More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognising the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies. The guardians of the global economy have two sets of issues to address. First is what to...
A transition period after Brexit where the UK continues to accept EU rules would be a “price worth paying” for economic stability, an influential Commons committee has said. Cross-party MPs on the Treasury Committee said the Government should consent to a “standstill”...
Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a “no-deal” Brexit has been reduced by Theresa May’s Brussels agreement last week – and that this breakthrough may boost UK economic confidence in the coming months. The view was relayed in the...
BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around £5bn ($6.7bn) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence group said on Sunday. The company said delivery was expected in late 2022 and that the...
Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham as part of plans to rebalance the economy and strengthen the regions. A report commissioned by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has concluded that the Bank’s London base is “unsatisfactory and leads to...