The week in review

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Review of the week (week ending 8 December)

Review of the week (week ending 8 December)

US investors in particular have led a dash from growth businesses such as tech to languishing value names, including banks and the retailers that have been this cycle’s pariah. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 1 December)

Review of the week (week ending 1 December)

Writing legislation is hard. It’s not enough to just sum up the spirit of what you’re trying to achieve, you have to ensure that it covers all eventualities, is fair and works the way you intend. And drafting tax law is the hardest of all. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 24 November)

Review of the week (week ending 24 November)

The sprint toward US tax reform is continuing on Capitol Hill. Republicans have been warned by their leadership that they may have to stay on till the brink of Christmas – or even beyond – in an attempt to get the law over the line. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 17 November)

Review of the week (week ending 17 November)

Economic growth is ticking along with no worrisome signs of potential recession and the demand for investments and income seems solid, particularly as the Western world continues to age. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 10 November)

Review of the week (week ending 10 November)

Singles Day, the largest online shopping extravaganza in the world, just racked up $25bn of sales in one day. That’s double the amount spent during America’s Thanksgiving-related Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales put together. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 3 November)

Review of the week (week ending 3 November)

Last week was the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a British pledge of support for a Jewish state in Palestine. It paved the way for many wars, betrayals, coups and changing alliances. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 27 October)

Review of the week (week ending 27 October)

For all the jokes about Donald Trump running America like a game show, it really is hard to argue with. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 20 October)

Review of the week (week ending 20 October)

There are two Chinas. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 13 October)

Review of the week (week ending 13 October)

Britain and Ireland are braced for Hurricane Ophelia, but the UK Cabinet’s attention is likely to be firmly fixated on Brexit this week. Read more >>

Review of the week (week ending 6 October)

Review of the week (week ending 6 October)

Sterling has had a raucous few weeks. We have long noted that, following last year’s referendum, the currency has become the barometer of Brexit. It is also the political pulse of Theresa May’s government. Read more >>