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In Mexico, 50 billion barrels of oil are up for grabs

Mexico's government is shaking up its oil industry. That's going to provide plenty of opportunities for investors, says James McKeigue.

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.

3 March 1938: Saudi Arabia strikes oil

On this day in 1938, the 'Dammam no. 7' well in Saudi Arabia struck oil, kicking off the exploitation of the world's biggest oil reserves.

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Barclay brothers: From humble beginnings to a billion-pound fortune

The recent high-profile resignation of a Daily Telegraph journalist has sent shockwaves through the Barclay brothers’ business empire.

Unpicking the dividend tax tangle

Dividend tax rules can appear among the most daunting, says Cris Sholto Heaton. But the upshot of many of these rules are simpler than you think.

Do you have a child trust fund? Switch now

Merryn Somerset Webb explains why parents should take advantage of the new rules to convert their Child Trust Funds into Jisas.

India is set to grow faster than China – buy in if you haven’t already

Since Narendra Modi won power last May, India’s markets have been surging. And that’s set to continue. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the growth, and why it’s worth buying in.

Markets: FTSE 100 slips further as oil price weighs on stocks

The FTSE 100 slipped further yesterday, closing down 0.1% at 6,940 as energy stocks weighed on the index.

In Mexico, 50 billion barrels of oil are up for grabs

Mexico’s government is shaking up its oil industry. That’s going to provide plenty of opportunities for investors, says James McKeigue.

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.


How to stalk a low-risk trade in the charts

GBP/USD spread betting chart

Use these chart-trading methods to line up the best low-risk trades, says John C Burford. Then pull the trigger.


Two things every penny share investor should know

Equities – penny shares in particular – are the best way of getting a good return in the long term. But it requires the right attitude and strategy.