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Indonesia's new tax law is bad news for Singapore


It's been a bad time to invest in Singapore over the last few years. And it's going to get worse as its neighbours lure investors and companies away.

One of the world's smartest economists is worried about the bond market

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Yale professor and Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller about how the power of 'stories' drives the global economy and creates financial bubbles.

26 February 1995: 'Rogue trader' Nick Leeson breaks Barings Bank

Barings Bank, one of the world's most venerable banks, was brought to its knees by the original 'rogue trader', Nick Leeson, on this day in 1995.


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Yellen hints at a US interest rate rise

The dollar and Treasury yields dipped following Janet Yellen’s upbeat assessment of the US economy.

Greece eats humble moussaka as bailout is extended

The new Greek government agreed to an extension of the current bailout programme, staving off disaster for the moment.

HSBC profits hit by misdeeds

Chief executive Stuart Gulliver’s tax affairs added to the gloom over the bank’s disappointing results.

FTSE 100: record-breaking? Hardly

The FTSE 100 would have to hit 10,000 to reach any meaningful new high, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Clearly, that’s some way off.

Investing in water: Profit from liquid gold

The world is rapidly running out of water – back firms pioneering ways to recycle what’s left and you stand to make big gains, says Matthew Partridge.

This epic crash has hurt us all – and it’ll take a long time to forget it

The bear market has formally ended, says Matthew Lynn. But the investors’ negative mindset will stick with us for a lot longer.


From ADRs to Z scores, find explanations of all those terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.


Risers & fallers


The best stocks to profit from liquid gold

The world is rapidly running out of water – back firms pioneering ways to recycle what's left and you stand to make big gains, says Matthew Partridge.


How to invest in a stocks and shares Isa

In this short video tutorial, Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.


Which investment platform is right for you?

When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from.
Find out which one is best for you.


MONEYWEEK TRADER

Tramlines have pointed me to another low-risk trade

GBP/USD spread betting chart

The tramline method is ridiculously simple to grasp, says John C Burford. But it’s invaluable when it comes to your trading.


PENNY SLEUTH

How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains how to choose a broker and the ins and outs of investing in penny shares.