News and Charts

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist Diana Choyleva about how globalisation is "unravelling", and what that means for the world economy.

What to expect in 2017

The five events that will shake the world

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Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Kind of Blue, by Ken Clarke
A "silkily bitchy" political memoir from the heavyweight Tory europhile
The Stock Picker, by Paul Mumford
A wonderfully eccentric guide to successful investing
Speaking Out, by Ed Balls
Dour political enforcer's memoir aims to reveal "the man behind the tango"
The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
This is the book that no investor should be without

Is a dotcom bubble forming in China?

There is no shortage of potential triggers for a global market correction next year, says Matthew Lynn. But one of the more likely is a huge bubble in Chinese tech stocks.

An infectious look at the life of Hamilton

Theatre review: Hamilton: An American Musical
Are you ready for a show about a loudmouth, promiscuous American politician? No, not Trump, says Matthew Partridge – America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

Ski lodges on the market

From one of the largest private chalets in Verbier, Switzerland, to a typical alpine chalet in the ski area of Megève, France.

The world’s greatest money-making machine

In the 1980s, Jim Simons left academia behind to concentrate on investing. The result was quite possibly the world’s greatest money maker.

Purplebricks bucks the trend

It’s been a difficult year for traditional estate agents, but investors are flocking to the online newcomer, says Ben Judge.

A selection of Christmas hampers

Some of the most resplendent festive hampers money can buy for your nearest and dearest.

The race to commercialise our DNA

The race to development and sell gene-editing procedures will be as exciting as the race into space, says Nick O’Connor.

Risers & fallers

London’s pending property crash

Collect your free report and find out how to profit from London’s imminent property price slump.