Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Alex Perry about the opportunities in Africa’s vibrant, innovative economy – and the corrupting influence of the global aid industry.
You’d think the fund lists recommended by the better-known online brokers would stand out in some way, says Sarah Moore. But you’d be wrong.
There are good, long-term, defensive opportunities in China, says professional investor Sandra Crowl. Here, are three to tuck away in your portfolio.
Volkswagen has been rocked by revelations that it cheated in its US emissions tests. Matthew Partridge looks at what went wrong at the German car maker.
With news of running water on Mars, people are excited about space exploration again. That’s good for the global space industry – and for those who invest in it.
The FTSE 100 climbed higher yesterday, adding a further 0.2% to close at 6,072.
While Japanese stocks have had a summer they’ll want to forget, don’t write off the recovery just yet.
Stockmarkets can no longer count on the boost from share buybacks.
Stockmarkets have come under pressure from the low price of oil, and there’s no let up in sight.
Palladium has just had its best week in four years thanks to the bad press over diesel engines.
Andrew McNally explains why so many big companies are doomed to extinction – and John Stepek reveals the four safeguards against corporate scandals.
The FTSE All-World index, which tracks both emerging and developed stockmarkets, has slid to a two-year low.
Glencore’s heavy debt load and the low price of metals have sent investors in the commodities trader running for the door.
Royal Dutch Shell has given up on the Arctic after its first well in the region’s Chukchi Sea turned out to be a dud.
Glencore got carried away by the allure of debt – and found itself in a whole pile of trouble. It’s a warning buy-to-let landlords would do well to heed.
According to one uncannily accurate financial forecaster, today marks “peak government” and the bursting of the sovereign debt bubble. Dominic Frisby looks at what it means for your money.