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A golden age of consumer convenience is passing

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A golden age of consumer convenience is passing

The multiyear summer of cheap and easy consumer convenience looks for now to be a thing of the past

Western sanctions have had ‘limited impact’ on Russian oil output, says IEA

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Western sanctions have had ‘limited impact’ on Russian oil output, says IEA

Rerouting of Moscow’s crude to India, China and Turkey has helped offset curbs elsewhere

Fed’s Mary Daly says it is too early to ‘declare victory’ on inflation fight

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Fed’s Mary Daly says it is too early to ‘declare victory’ on inflation fight

San Francisco president points to price rises remaining ‘far too high’ but signals initial support for smaller rate increases

Social media’s big bet: the shopping revolution will be livestreamed

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Social media’s big bet: the shopping revolution will be livestreamed

Internet platforms including TikTok, YouTube and Amazon say the future of retail is live ecommerce, but early experiments in the UK and the US suggest there’s still a long way to go

Global supply chain pressures are easing — for now

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Global supply chain pressures are easing — for now

The average cost of taking the standard 40-foot metal box across the world’s oceans is down by about 45 per cent from its peak in the autumn of last year

Europe can withstand a winter recession

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Europe can withstand a winter recession

Energy substitution, solidarity and conservation can help overcome the effects of a Russian gas embargo 

Mohamed El-Erian writes: It is too early to declare risk of US recession is over

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Mohamed El-Erian writes: It is too early to declare risk of US recession is over

Rate rises and contraction of the Fed’s balance sheet may still pull the rug from under the economy and markets

Investors sell stakes in PE/VC funds at a record pace

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Investors sell stakes in PE/VC funds at a record pace

Pension funds among those that sold $33 billion worth of stakes in private funds in first six months of the year

The US and China are decoupling, but not as fast as you think

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The US and China are decoupling, but not as fast as you think

Current hostilities make the narrative credible but the long-term picture is more complicated

Tim Harford writes: Economists must get more in touch with our feelings

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Tim Harford writes: Economists must get more in touch with our feelings

Fund managers missed a trick by taking refuge in cash

Market rally delivers hard lessons for fund managers

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Market rally delivers hard lessons for fund managers

Too much money was tied up in the safe hidey hole of cash before stock prices bounced back

Cryptocurrencies: Tech companies should follow Tesla’s lead and sell out of bitcoin

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Cryptocurrencies: Tech companies should follow Tesla’s lead and sell out of bitcoin

Holding reserves in volatile assets is becoming increasingly untenable. So far this year, the crypto market’s value has fallen by more than $1.2 trillion

Investors grow frustrated with hedge funds after historic losses

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Investors grow frustrated with hedge funds after historic losses

Industry is on track to post one of its worst years on record as long-short players struggle

India could surpass China as world’s biggest minerals buyer, says economist

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India could surpass China as world’s biggest minerals buyer, says economist

The real story of emergence and product mix, thinking about the energy stack and about minerals, does become India

Venture capital’s silent crash: When the tech boom met reality

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Venture capital’s silent crash: When the tech boom met reality

Investors of all stripes have crashed the clubby world of VC, drawn by the potential of tech start-ups. But there are signs the party is over

Meta/Alphabet: Falling ad sales will ramp up pressure on side hustles

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Meta/Alphabet: Falling ad sales will ramp up pressure on side hustles

In the years before the tech bubble burst, Facebook and Google could have profitably spun off their vanity projects. Instead, side ventures are gobbling up plateauing profits from the core businesses

How bad will the global food crisis get?

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How bad will the global food crisis get?

Food commodity prices are falling, but experts say global production and hunger rates might be even worse in 2023

Howard Marks writes: Investors need to stay away from the herd to outperform

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Howard Marks writes: Investors need to stay away from the herd to outperform

Portfolio shifts should not be based on short-term results as no strategy will make every quarter or year successful 

Why do we still bother with active funds?

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Why do we still bother with active funds?

‘Manager vs Machine’ report finds that passive funds have fared better in choppy markets

Is the dollar about to take a turn?

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Is the dollar about to take a turn?

If the economy and inflation weaken, the Fed is likely to pause and the US currency will reverse direction 

Mohamed El-Erian writes: Investors still need to tread warily in emerging markets

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Mohamed El-Erian writes: Investors still need to tread warily in emerging markets

A strong general case for emerging markets exposure needs the big macro threats to lift or to be better reflected in valuations

‘Look at the 1960s, not 1970s, for economic lessons’

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‘Look at the 1960s, not 1970s, for economic lessons’

Veteran fund manager warns inflation could persist for years, shaping investment views

Value stocks are ready for their moment

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Value stocks are ready for their moment

Value stocks look primed to outperform growth stocks if the spread between valuations reverts to its historical mean

Generation moonshot: Why young investors are not ready to give up on risk

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Generation moonshot: Why young investors are not ready to give up on risk

Even amid a meltdown in crypto markets, DIY traders who came of age after the financial crisis no longer want to play by the old rules

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