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Diversify your nationality – get a second passport

The rush for passports after the Brexit vote may have been hasty – but “political diversification” makes sense, and not just for tax purposes. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

Trump raises stakes on China

President Donald Trump has plenty to discuss when he finally meets his Chinese opposite, says Matthew Partridge.

Jim Rogers: pessimistic about America

Looming trade wars will spell trouble for the world’s biggest economy, reckons US investor Jim Rogers.

World shakes off its hangover

It has taken almost a decade, but the world economy is finally beginning to enjoy a broad-based upswing.

What is the WTO option?

If Britain doesn’t agree a deal or an interim arrangement with the EU before Brexit, we will trade on WTO terms. What is the WTO and how would this work? Simon Wilson explains.

Why drones will deliver a boom for warehouses

The first Amazon deliveries by drone have already taken to the air. Technology will give a boost to ecommerce, but investors should buy the infrastructure instead, says Sarah Moore.

Will we see a repeat of 2008? Yes – but not in the UK

With the world swimming in debt, there is certain to be a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis – but not in the UK. John Stepek explains why.

The threat from nationalistic policies to investors

Nationalistic policies can seriously affect investment returns – it’s time we learnt the lessons from America’s Great Depression, says Jonathan Compton.

Is Warren Buffett over optimistic?

The Sage of Omaha thinks the world is looking pretty rosy for investors at the moment. Merryn Somerset Webb isn’t so sure.

Hans Rosling: farewell to the rock star of statistics

Hans Rosling will be fondly remembered for making statistics on the state of the world accessible to the masses.

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