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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.

27 February 1900: The Labour Party is launched

Responding to the need for a single political party to represent the trade unions, the Labour Party was formed on this day in 1900, led by MP Keir Hardie.


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FTSE 100 v FTSE 250: why have they diverged by so much?

Kam Patel examines the reasons behind the heavy parting of ways between the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250, and asks where they might be heading next.

Is Nigeria heading for disaster?

The Nigerian election has been postponed, raising fears of renewed civil conflict. That leaves Nigeria on the brink of a crisis, says Simon Wilson.

The UK doesn’t have a housing shortage

We don’t have a housing shortage in the UK, we just don’t have enough of the right houses in the right plaes, says Merryn somerset Webb.

Properties for around £1m

From a Grade II-listed Regency townhouse with views of Salisbury Cathedral to a three-bedroom terrace close to London’s Battersea Park.

Feel-good investing is a route to disaster

It’s easy to get carried away by the hype when investing in tech stocks. But as Bengt Saelensminde explains, it pays to keep your feet on the ground.

Top ten short sellers: little cheer for Greene King

Pub landlord Greene King has become the most shorted UK-listed share after reporting poor results from the Christmas period.


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

Nasdaq is a bubble in search of a pin

US Tech 100 spread betting chart

Stockmarkets are in bubble territory and the tech-heavy Nasdaq is leading the charge. John C Burford refers to the charts to explains why.


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.