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‘My controlling future mother-in-law is ruining my wedding plans’

Dear Richard I am due to marry the most fantastic man, but my rude, controlling future mother-in-law is ruining my wedding plans. I knew she wasn’t keen – she has often said things to him like, “You can still get out of it if you want.” Every original idea I have had, she has shot …

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Prepare for an interest rate shock in this new inflationary era

Yet, having underestimated the importance of these supply-side factors in the past, central banks at first missed, and then underestimated, the significance of the turnaround of these influences in recent years and continued with their hugely expansionary policies well past their sell-by date. As part of their critique, the authors contend that central banks became …

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‘How do I update the sat-nav in my Jaguar?’

Alex Robbins is contributing editor at Telegraph Cars where, as well as responding to readers’ queries, he also contributes reviews of new and used cars, together with articles on buying and selling. His knowledge of the used car market informs his many buying guides relating to the best buys in particular sectors, with an emphasis …

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Germany’s energy bailout is too little too late if Putin turns off taps

The mission to save Uniper will be a fascinating test case of continental unity as a row breaks out about who should pick up the tab. The company is 78pc-owned by Finland’s state-backed nuclear supplier Fortum, so predictably Germany believes that the Finnish state should shoulder some of the costs. Unsurprisingly, this is not a …

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Liz Truss is badly mistaken to aspire to Japan’s debt-ridden economy

The solution that the BoJ came up with was a fancy new lark called quantitative easing. It embarked on this monetary experiment back in 2001 and has since engaged in an asset-purchase program that makes other central banks look like mere dilettantes. Indeed, following the financial crisis, the BoJ was in danger of running out …

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The magnificent euro is holding up remarkably well (for now)

The Fed is compounding the shock by draining global dollar liquidity at a net annual pace of $2 trillion, that is to say by switching almost overnight from $120bn a month of QE asset purchases to near mirror-image asset sales (QT). Ferocious tightening by the world’s superpower central bank has turbo-charged a parallel development: America’s …

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