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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to JP Morgan’s Simon Chinnery about the changes in the world of pensions investments, and how the financial industry and consumers must respond.


Is China’s miracle at an end?

Chinese markets have been in turmoil. But does this signal trouble in the wider economy? Is it too heading for a crash? Matthew Partridge investigates.

If China’s economy crashes, it will devastate the eurozone – and the UK

A Chinese economy in the doldrums will leave Germany painfully exposed, says Matthew Lynn. That’s bad news for Britain and Europe.

The death of the European dream

Belgium’s prime minister has called for the re-introduction of border checks. Meanwhile, European leaders are struggling to agree a system of refugee quotas. Matthew Partridge asks: is the ‘European dream’ at an end?

Stocks: down 50% from here

Bill Bonner explains why he’s forecasting a 50% fall in stock prices over the next ten years.

A dangerous new phase in the currency wars

China reportedly sold off a chunk of US debt recently. Dan Denning looks at what that says about the latest salvo in the currency wars, and the dollar.

Petrol isn’t at £1 a litre just yet – but it's possible

Petrol under a quid? John C Burford uses his chart-trading methods to show why he wouldn’t rule it out.

Properties for around £1m

From a converted 15th-century military fortress in La Dombes, France, to a Grade II-listed former chapel in London.


From ADRs to Z scores – all the terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

Risers & fallers


China's plunging stocks have sent shockwaves around the world. Andrew Van Sickle looks at what's going on and explains what it means for your money.

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.

When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from, with varying fees and charges. Find out which is best for you.

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Petrol isn’t at £1 a litre just yet – but it's possible

US crude spread betting chart

Petrol under a quid? John C Burford uses his chart-trading methods to show why he wouldn’t rule it out.


A beginner's guide to investing in gold

Everyone should have some gold in these torrid times. But how do you get hold of it? Here's the best place to get started.