Pandemic fears continue to panic markets
Stocks around the world have fallen for a fifth day amid growing concern about the coronavirus outbreak. In London, the FTSE 100 fell 1.
Is Hong Kong becoming a ‘failed state?’
Last week, Bloomberg reported that Hong Kong was starting to resemble a ‘failed state.’ There is palpable anxiety in the coronavirus-hit city, where a bungled official response, shortages of masks and toilet-paper panics are causing chaos.
What Brexit means for your money
The UK has finally left the European Union - taking one referendum, two general elections and three prime ministers to get here. What happens now?
Growth in self-employed makes taxation taxing
Governments around the world have got a big problem on their hands.
Will China’s virus outbreak damage the economy?
The rally in Asian stock prices since December came to a halt on 20th January over mounting investor fears that the pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, might turn into a larger epidemic and stunt consumption, travel and tourism-related sectors.
Britain’s innovators should keep their tax breaks
There were not many things Gordon Brown got right in his 13 years in government. But one thing he can claim credit for is the entrepreneurs’ rate of capital-gains tax (CGT).