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Buy-to-let has been an investment phenomenon, with record low interest rates a boon for a generation of private landlords. But the party's coming to an end, says James Ferguson.
The growth in world trade is slowing down. In the second quarter of the year, growth fell to just 1.1%, the worst since the financial crisis of 2008.
 
On this day in 476, the barbarian Odoacer deposed Rome's last emperor, the teenage Romulus Augustulus, ending centuries of Empire.
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