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China's economic slowdown hits consumers

China's slowdown is spreading to consumers. Sales of 'everyday' goods such as food and toiletries are growing by just 3% year-on-year.

How to profit from Thailand's solar energy boom

Demand for energy in Thailand is going through the roof. The best option is solar, says Lars Henriksson. Here he picks five of the country's best solar energy stocks..

24 November 1972: the 'DB Cooper' hijacking

Today in 1972, a man calling himself Dan Cooper parachuted from a hijacked Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 with $200,000 in cash. He has never been found.

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

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


Three positive plays on property

Despite headwinds in the sector, there’s still room for growth. Professional investor Delyth Richards tips her two favourite property plays.

Britain’s busiest trading day can’t save retailers from a pitiful Christmas season

‘Black Friday’ might mean huge sales for UK retailers, but all the discounting means a pitiful Christmas beckons, says Bengt Saelensminde.

The murky puddle of political fantasy

US politician Jonathan Gruber came ‘dangerously close to committing truth’ last week, says Bill Bonner.

Is the euro doomed?

John C Burford returns to his euro trade, and warns that the fireworks could start at any time.

Gambles of the week: TalkTalk and John Menzies

Having cast his analytical eye over TalkTalk and John Menzies in the past, Phil Oakley looks to see how they have fared, and what investors should do now.

How to profit from Thailand’s solar energy boom

Demand for energy in Thailand is going through the roof. The best option is solar, says Lars Henriksson. Here he picks five of the country’s best solar energy stocks.


Risers & fallers


Sell London, buy Somerset? What's next for property

Should you buy in London? Or can you get more for your money in the country? Merryn Somerset Webb chairs our Roundtable on buying property.


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

Is the euro doomed?

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John C Burford returns to his euro trade, and warns that the fireworks could start at any time.


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.