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China’s land grab in the South China Sea

China has extended its reach over the Spratly Islands, which lie in the South China Sea, rattling its neighbours. Simon Wilson and Hector Reid report.

Nouriel Roubini: Beware the liquidity time bomb

Investment guru Nouriel Roubini sees another bust and collapse on the horizon.

US dollar: Greenback back on track

The US dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s progress against a basket of major trading partners’ currencies, hit a 12-year high in March before falling back.

El Niño may topple bonds

Surprisingly, the El Niño weather phenomenon is often good for global growth, says John Stepek. And that means trouble for bonds.

Five countries (besides Greece) that have stiffed the IMF

Hector Reid looks at the other countries to have stuck two fingers up at one of the world’s most respected financial institutions

M&A boom will run with the bull

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals have had the best start to a year since the peak of the last boom in 2007.

Join the bitcoin revolution

Bitcoin has yet to go mainstream, but it will eventually turn our whole way of life upside down. Dominic Frisby asks whether it’s time to invest in the digital currency.

Here’s why investors need to pay attention to the environment

As emerging countries get richer, they are increasingly demanding a cleaner world. That, as John Stepek explains, is creating opportunities for investors.

Profit from fighting pollution

The environment is under assault, but those firms providing solutions to the crisis will make great long-term bets, says Jonathan Compton.

Feds blow the whistle on Fifa

Six senior Fifa officials have been arrested in Switzerland on US charges of corruption and fraud. Is the organisation finally going to be reformed, asks Matthew Partridge.

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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'.


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