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On Friday, 2 May 2014, join Merryn Somerset Webb and a host of our top investment experts as we explore their top investment ideas for 2014 and beyond. Find out more here.

Will deregulation lead to the next Asian trade boom?

China and Hong Kong have always been poles apart when it came to investing. Lars Henriksson explains how that could all be about to change.

Fund of the week: Tracking down Asian dividends

This successful fund is ideal for intrepid investors seeking income growth in Asia.

This company’s high-tech wood could replace concrete, metals and plastic

The best wood for use in construction is also the most expensive. David Thornton looks at one small-cap that’s come up with a solution.

Don’t get too comfortable – the eurozone crisis isn’t over yet

The scrum to get hold of Greek bonds isn’t a sign that the eurozone crisis is over, says John Stepek. Another flare-up could be around the corner.

Avoiding the pitfalls in currency trading

If you’re planning to dabble in foreign exchange (FX) trading, it’s important to know how to limit your risks right from the get-go.

Company in the news: Just Eat

The newly listed takeaway middleman has a lot of growing to do, says Phil Oakley.

Gamble of the week: A cheap television company

Despite strong share-price growth, this television company is still a buy, says Phil Oakley.


Shale gas 'fracking' promises to transform Britain's energy market. Find out what it is, what it means, and how to invest.

Risers & fallers


How to invest in the 'free energy' revolution

Firms pioneering batteries for renewable energy could profit handsomely from the mass adoption of wind and solar. Matthew Partridge tips the best shares to profit.


The sugar high could be wearing off

The price of sugar bounced off a four-year low in late January, but it's set to head back down again as rain returns to Brazil - the world's top grower and exporter.


11 April 1868: Meiji Restoration in Japan

Resentment of the privileges enjoyed by Japan's samurai class led to the Meiji Restoration in 1868, and the end of military government rule.


MONEYWEEK TRADER

Will stock markets rally in the charts?

FTSE 100 spread betting chart

Right on cue, the Dow Jones has taken a pasting, says John C Burford. But now the market has reached a very interesting point.


THE NEW WORLD

Will deregulation lead to the next Asian trade boom?

Shanghai Stock Exchange © Getty images

China and Hong Kong have always been poles apart when it came to investing. Lars Henriksson explains how that could all be about to change.


Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

The bottom line

$26.7bn

What 165,200 Wall Street employees earned in bonuses in 2013. The sum is over twice the annual salary of the one million Americans working full-time for the minimum wage.

Britain's looming disaster


Britain is facing financial disaster in a crisis infinitely more dangerous than the financial crash of 2008. No matter how much wealth you have or how it’s invested, if any of it is in the UK, this report is essential reading.