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Giles Hargreave: investment guru aiming high with small companies

As London's Alternative Investment Market reaches its 20th birthday, Kam Patel talks to Giles Hargreave – the best small companies investor in Britain today – about investing in Aim shares.

This German internet company has its sights set on Southeast Asia

Online start-up Rocket Internet is cashing in on Southeast Asia's increasingly affluent middle classes. Investors should take note, says Lars Henriksson.

27 March 1963: Beeching recommends cuts to Britain's railways

On this day in 1963, Dr Richard Beeching produced his infamous report that saw many railway lines closed in favour of bus services.


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Lee Kuan Yew: The passing of a political and economic giant

Authoritarian, yet paternalistic to others, the passing of Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew is the end of an era for the dynamic city state.

SuperGroup shares look set for a major re-rating

Shares in Supergroup fell out of favour a while ago. But sentiment could be about to change, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Why Isas are still the best place for cash

George Osborne’s new tax-free allowance on cash deposits is good news, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But don’t neglect your Isa.

BlackRock World Mining: when sorry isn’t good enough

BlackRock’s mining investment trust suffered a dismal year. And for many investors, the changes will offer scant consolation.

The myth of uniquely ’Scottish values’

The latest Social Attitudes Survey shows that Scots think the same as the rest of the UK about pretty much everything, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The battle for Alliance Trust

Alliance Trust is under attack from an American hedge fund for the second time in three years – and its fate rests on 60,000 private investors. Simon Wilson reports.


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Risers & fallers


Britain's finances are broken - here's what you should do

George Osborne's Budget speech was full of paltry tweaks that will fail to deliver the serious spending overhaul Britain needs, says James Ferguson.


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

I saw the market top coming (and banked 500 pips from it)

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Few of the news-reading bulls saw the dramatic falls in the markets coming, says John C Burford. But chart-following traders did.


PENNY SLEUTH

How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains the ins and outs of investing in penny shares. Read more penny share articles