Officially, China has the world's seventh-largest gold reserves. But it has been stocking up at an astonishing pace. Here, Dominic Frisby examines just how much gold China could have.
The post How much gold does China have? A lot more than you think was first published on MoneyWeek.
Since women got the vote a century ago, we have developed a more progressive tax system and a transferred more wealth to the less well-off. That’s no coincidence, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The post Votes for women and the rise of the welfare state was first published on MoneyWeek.
Theresa May’s postponement of the Brexit vote has increased the chances of no deal. That’s rattled the markets. But it wouldn’t be the worst outcome. John Stepek outlines the markets’ biggest fear.
The post What really scares markets about the latest Brexit mess was first published on MoneyWeek.
The price of oil has tumbled in recent weeks, just as stocks have lost their footing. John Stepek looks at what a rebound in crude would mean for investors.
The post What’s next for global markets? Keep a close eye on the oil price was first published on MoneyWeek.
The global economic dominance of the US was supposed to be fading by now. But it’s just not happening, says Matthew Lynn.
The post Why America is still king was first published on MoneyWeek.
In the 2000s, the internet threatened to sink the record industry. But now streaming has given the music business a new lease of life. Simon Wilson reports.
The post Music industry back on song was first published on MoneyWeek.
The inverted yield curve is the latest spectre to terrify financial markets. John Stepek explains what t is, and looks at the rest of the charts that matter most to the global economy.
The post The charts that matter: introducing the terrors of the yield curve was first published on MoneyWeek.
The FTSE 100 is at its cheapest for two years. It’s made no capital gains for almost 20. And while it could get a lot cheaper, says John Stepek, it’s looking like good value.
The post The FTSE 100 has gone nowhere in nearly 20 years. That’s tempting was first published on MoneyWeek.
MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK's financial pages.
The post Share tips of the week was first published on MoneyWeek.
From 1990 to 2018, China managed to grow its GDP 35 times, while American GDP merely tripled and Germany’s doubled. And this steep trajectory is expected to endure.
The post Chart of the week: China’s steep ascent was first published on MoneyWeek.
The Ediston Property Investment Company offers value to those seeking income, says Max King.
The post Retail property: not quite dead and buried was first published on MoneyWeek.
Professional investor Stephen Yiu of Blue Whale Capital highlights three undervalued bargain stocks.
The post Three overlooked bargain stocks poised for growth was first published on MoneyWeek.
Properties for around £1m – from the former studio of Punch cartoonist Claude Allin Shepperson in Kensington to an Elizabethan manor in Suffolk.
The post Properties for sale for around £1m was first published on MoneyWeek.
A selection of the best and most engaging toys on the market.
The post Christmas gift ideas for children was first published on MoneyWeek.
From Advent-style gin dispensers to luxury PJs, Sarah Moore has plenty of quirky gift ideas for the festive season.
The post A selection of Christmas gifts for him and her was first published on MoneyWeek.
2016 Teusner This Aussie red explodes out of the glass with as much gusto and impact as you could possibly imagine.
The post A stunning shiraz for my 100 Best Roadshow was first published on MoneyWeek.
Chris Carter wraps up warm and heads off in search of the best Christmas markets in Europe.
The post Three Christmas markets for some festive cheer was first published on MoneyWeek.
Christmas 1776 was a real treat for economist Adam Smith’s lucky friends, says Chris Carter.
The post Adam Smith’s stocking fillers was first published on MoneyWeek.
Global investors seem thrilled at the prospect of Jair Bolsonaro taking over the Brazilian presidency. But the optimism looks wildly overdone.
The post Brazil’s economic hopes on Bolsonaro’s shoulders was first published on MoneyWeek.
People looking for a tax-efficient place to invest their pension funds may be disappointed, says David Prosser.
The post VCTs in short supply for pension investors was first published on MoneyWeek.
Savers currently planning their retirement may be in for a nasty surprise, according to the International Monetary Fund.
The post IMF warns of new state-pension age changes was first published on MoneyWeek.
In 2008, US subprime mortgage loans triggered the financial crisis. Now, worried eyes are turning to record high corporate debt.
The post The credit boom is on borrowed time was first published on MoneyWeek.
Matthew Partridge teases the lessons for investors out of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The post What A Midsummer Night’s Dream teaches you about investing was first published on MoneyWeek.
Mike Lynch is an outstandingly clever and stimulating character who sold his “tech darling”, Autonomy, for $11.7bn in 2011. Since then he’s been mired in legal wranglings over that sale.
The post The downfall of Mike Lynch, “Britain’s Bill Gates” was first published on MoneyWeek.
Rightmove, the online property portal, is too pricey given the poor outlook for housing.
The post Rightmove will go wrong was first published on MoneyWeek.
The Mexican drug lord lived an extraordinary life and made billions from the drugs trade.
The post The high life is over for El Chapo was first published on MoneyWeek.
Gregg Renfrew set out to shake up the personal care industry when she started Beautycounter. Chris Carter reports.
The post Money makers: a recipe for success in cosmetics was first published on MoneyWeek.
Take advantage of the low-cost exchange-traded funds disrupting the market.
The post A do-it-yourself ETF portfolio was first published on MoneyWeek.
A full-blown crisis may not be imminent, but investors should nevertheless be wary.
The post Ray Dalio: the warning light is flickering was first published on MoneyWeek.
Royal Mail has been demoted from the FTSE 100 in the latest quarterly review. John Stepek explains how the decision is made.
The post How the FTSE reshuffle works was first published on MoneyWeek.