Held to ransom by the hackers

The cyber threat goes beyond hijacking computers. It’s about economics, politics, power and even human psychology. Simon Wilson looks at how we can protect ourselves.

News and Charts

Power to the people

What May's "Red Tory" manifesto means for you

  • When money's too important to leave to Mammon
Ultra-low interest rates mean that people are Britain are turning back to their credit cards, and shopping with money they don't have.
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.
The PM has been called a "Red Tory" for saying she will step in when the state isn't working, but it's her silence on the UK's huge debt that is really worrying, says Merryn Somerset Webb

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


What the party manifestos say about Brexit

Matthew Partridge looks at focus what each party’s manifesto says about Brexit and Britain’s future relationship with the EU.

Why we need another Greek crisis

The eurozone is in urgent need of reform, says Matthew Lynn. Another Greek crisis might be what’s needed to force a rethink.

Held to ransom by the hackers

The cyber threat goes beyond hijacking computers. It’s about economics, politics, power and even human psychology. Simon Wilson looks at how we can protect ourselves.

The world’s greatest investors: Bill Nygren

Nygren is a value investor who looks for companies that he thinks are trading below what he considers to be their intrinsic value.

Five questions for: Suranga Herath, English Tea Shop

Founded in 2010, the English Tea Shop is a leading global speciality tea company.

Schmoozing with the A-list in Cannes

It’s the mega-yachts that are grabbing all the attention at the film festival.

Properties for around £600,000

From an award-winning barn conversion in the Howardian Hills in North Yorkshire to a stone farmhouse in Penzance, Cornwall.


Risers & fallers

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