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Heading for default

Turkey will set off the next emerging-market crisis

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Turkey is heading for default, says Jonathan Compton, and the resulting global domino effect should not be underestimated. Investors should stand clear.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

Strange Death of Europe, by Douglas Murray
A relentlessly negative look at the danger posed to Europe by immigration
Shattered, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
A damning account of Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign
Adults in the Room, by Yanis Varoufakis
The former Greek finance minister's blow-by-blow account is a fascinating must-read
Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann
The fate of one family, murdered in a plot to steal their fortune


The crisis in Qatar tearing the Gulf apart

Several countries in the Middle East and Africa have cut all ties with the small Gulf state of Qatar. Finding a solution to the dispute will not be easy. Alex Rankine reports.

Why we need a Quick Brexit

It’s neither a Hard nor a Soft Brexit we need, says Matthew Lynn. It’s a Quick Brexit. Britain can iron out the details later.

Mark Mobius: optimistic on emerging markets

If US growth remains strong, that will benefit exporters to the US, reckons Templeton’s Mark Mobius.

The Middle East’s Great Gatsby

Arms dealing may be morally dubious, but as Adnan Khashoggi well knew, it is lucrative.

Money makers: The diva of divorce

When it comes to divorce, everybody wants to be represented by Ayesha Vardag.

Five questions for… Gill Hayward and Kellie Forbes of YUUworld

Gill Hayward and Kellie Forbes launched YUU, a company that designs and produces a range of unique activity backpacks for kids.

A glass of heaven from the Mosel

This Mosel is nine quid a bottle if you buy it by the case, says Matthew Jukes – a small price to pay for a glass of heaven.


Risers & fallers

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