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Feb 25, 2020
Money Talks: covid-19 spreadsFebruary 25, 2020
Stockmarkets saw some of the sharpest falls in years after a rise in new coronavirus cases. Is a global economic downturn on the cards? Also, Argentina faces serious debt difficulties—can it strike a new deal with the International Monetary Fund? And, Professor Diane Coyle, from Cambridge University, on the...
Feb 18, 2020
Money Talks: CoronanomicsFebruary 18, 2020
Coronavirus is causing unprecedented supply and demand challenges for the global economy. How can businesses minimise economic damage? Also, why are MBA schools in China thriving? And, the cities rebelling against the cashless...
Feb 11, 2020
Money Talks: Supply strainFebruary 11, 2020
As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, what effect will factory closures in China have on global supply chains? Also, how technology is finally poised to disrupt the market for real estate. And what it takes to be a ...
Feb 04, 2020
Money Talks: Business after BrexitFebruary 04, 2020
After Britain’s official departure from the European Union on January 31st, the government faces a divergence dilemma: departing from the EU's rules may mean less access to its markets. The Economist’s Britain business editor Tamzin Booth explains the costs and opportunities of a directive-free future. And Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation of Small...
Jan 28, 2020
Money Talks: Market contagionJanuary 28, 2020
Concern over the new coronavirus caused global stockmarkets to fall. Could the Wuhan virus hurt economic growth in China more than the SARS virus did? Also, how can India’s economy recover from “stagflation”? And, the “father of disruptive innovation” has died—the legacy of Clayton Christensen’s management lessons. Simon...
Jan 21, 2020
Money Talks: Goldilocks economyJanuary 21, 2020
America’s biggest banks posted record profits last week, despite falling interest rates. This week the attention turns to smaller lenders. Why might they not do so well? Also, why precious metals rhodium and palladium make gold look cheap. And, ganbei! The world’s biggest alcoholic-drinks company, finding success in doing everything… wrong. Simon Long hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:...
Jan 14, 2020
Money Talks: Experiencing turbulenceJanuary 14, 2020
Boeing has a new chief executive. What does he need to do to restore faith in the world’s biggest aerospace company? Also, why some countries are trying to ditch the dollar and challenge America’s dominance of the global financial cycle. And, how can the economics profession solve its ...
Jan 07, 2020
Money Talks: Full battle rattleJanuary 07, 2020
Oil and gold prices spiked after the killing of Qassem Suleimani, an Iranian general, by the United States. How might heightened tension in the Middle East...
Dec 31, 2019
Money Talks: Work in progressDecember 31, 2019
The office is evolving beyond recognition. How did a functional grid of desks become more like a home, complete with in-house childcare and spare exercise clothes? James Fransham, a data journalist at The Economist, takes a tour of some of the world’s leading offices to find out whether other companies will follow their lead. Is it possible to leave work feeling better than...
Dec 24, 2019
A very merry Money Talks Christmas specialDecember 24, 2019
From pickled radishes to red knickers, we take a break from the news of the moment to look back over the peaks and troughs of the past year in business, finance and...