Book reviews

What’s the truth about Blair’s millions?

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“Blair Inc: The Man Behind the Mask” is an interesting, if slightly coloured glimpse into Blair’s life after politics, says Matthew Partridge.

Richard Koo's The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap is the book of the day

Richard Koo’s idea of a ‘debt trauma’ may be a valid concern. But his fears may be overblown in his new book, says Hector Reid.

The best reads of 2014

A review of the best financial books that have graced the MoneyWeek bookshelf this year.

A witty guide to the world of Bitcoin

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Book review: Bitcoin: The Future of Money?
Find out how Bitcoin is set to revolutionise the world in Dominic Frisby’s witty and engaging new book, says Matthew Partridge.

What dating tells you about markets

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Book review: Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating
Can economic theory help you to find love? Matthew Partridge reviews Paul Oyer’s new book that sets out to prove it can.

The art of successful entrepreneurship

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Book review: Zero to One – Notes on Start-ups, or How to Build the Future
The guide to setting up on your own from the founder of PayPal is a cut above the usual memoir, says Matthew Partridge.

How Fred the Shred broke Britain

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Book review: Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain
Ian Fraser’s book on the near-collapse of RBS is “well written, impeccably researched and hard to put down”.

The case for leaving Europe

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Book review: The Trouble with Europe, by Roger Bootle
Bootle makes the case for Britain leaving the EU. It’s a book everyone should read, says Matthew Partridge.

Redemptive tale of Wall Street excess

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Book review: The Buy Side, by Turney Duff
This introspective tale banking excess is a cut above the average Wall-Street tell-all, says Matthew Partridge.

A fascinating history of banking

Book cover - Fragile by Design, by Charles Calomiris & Stephen Haber

Book review: Fragile by Design, by Charles Calomiris & Stephen Haber
This is a great history of political interference in bank regulation, says James Ferguson. But a definitive analysis of the recent crisis it is not.

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Gervais Williams: if you want real dividend growth, buy small-cap stocks

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews small-cap stock expert Gervais Williams about how penny shares outperform blue chips 'again and again'.

Which investment platform is the right one for you?

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.