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Double, double, London house prices bubble?

History is replete with examples of financial bubbles, from Dutch ‘Tulipmania’ in the 1630s and the South Sea bubble of 1720, through to the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the dot com boom and bust at the turn of the twentieth century.



Philip Hammond's speech: what we learned

The chancellor pledged new investment in help-to-buy and the “northern powerhouse”, but much of Philip Hammond’s speech to the Conservative conference in Manchester was dedicated to a full-scale attack on Labour and the party’s economic policies.