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What is actually being voted on in the Greek referendum?

Europe’s leaders say the Greek referendum is a vote on the euro. But Athens insists it is just about one specific offer. Matthew Partridge explains what’s going on.

How to leave a tidy digital legacy for your family

Managing someone’s digital legacy after they’ve died is an added nightmare, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Happily, there’s now an answer.

What’s happening to the Greece ETF?

In 2012, we suggested that brave investors could invest in Greek stocks via the Lyxor FTSE Athex 20 ETF. Here, Matthew Partridge updates on its performance.

Britain’s zeitgeist: win big or not at all on the National Lottery

These days, being well-off is not nearly enough. You have to be mega-rich.

How to reduce the reliance on benefits: cut welfare or raise the minimum wage?

It’s a shocking fact that over half the country’s households take more in benefits than they pay in taxes. But what’s the best way to fix the problem?

Amazon loans will really shake up the banking industry

Amazon is moving in to the banking industry, making loans available to sellers in its market place. That’s very scary news if you’re a banker, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

30 June 1937: The 999 emergency services line opens

On this day, the 999 emergency services telephone line opened, but it wasn’t until a week later that the first call was received.

Greece might be staggering towards the exit – but who’s next?

It looks like Greece’s time in the eurozone could be coming to an end. Chris Carter looks at who might be next to consider leaving.

Demand for prime London property is tumbling – it’s just too expensive

The number of rich foreigners who are willing and able to buy top-end London property is falling fast. London house prices are just too high, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The balance of power is shifting away from property owners

Right-to-buy, populist land-grabs and other dodgy deals demonstrate how power is being taken away from property owners and handed to tenants, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What Mr Market is whispering

One interesting thing has slipped from the lips of Mr Market, says Bill Bonner. Bonds have topped out.

How would a Grexit affect Britain?

Greece will vote on Sunday whether to accept the latest bailout offer. Matthew Partridge looks at how a Grexit would affect Britain – both our economy, and our EU membership.

Anatomy of a Grexit: how Greece would go about leaving the eurozone

Jonathan Loynes and Jennifer McKeown, economists at Capital Economics, look at the key issues and challenges of a Grexit, and explain how it might be best managed.

A cheaper way into US small caps

The US smaller companies market is expensive, but investors can still find value with this fund.

Greece: is this it?

The Greek debt crisis is coming to a head as Greece shuts down its banks and imposes capital controls. John Stepek looks at what’s happening, and asks if we’re looking at ‘Europe’s Lehman Brothers moment’.

29 June 2007: Apple’s iPhone goes on sale for the first time

On this day in 2007, Apple’s iPhone went on sale for the first time, revolutionising the mobile phone market.

The case for taking an axe to tax credits

With £12bn of welfare cuts on the horizon, tax credits look set to take the hit. What are they? And what effect will slashing them have? Matthew Partridge reports.

How Chris Evans became a broadcasting phenomenon

Chris Evans has his work cut out in keeping one of the BBC’s most successful TV programmes, Top Gear, on the road.

The best barbecues

Summer’s here, so whatever you’re cooking, you’ll want to be doing it on one of these five fantastic barbecues.

What you missed at the MoneyWeek conference

Our annual investment shindig took place on 12 June. It was a fantastic day – John Stepek reviews some of the highlights.

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

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30 June 1937: The 999 emergency services line opens


On this day, the 999 emergency services telephone line opens in London, but it wasn't until a week later that the first call was received when a man spotted a burglar in his garden.


Anatomy of a Grexit: how Greece would go about leaving the euro

Jonathan Loynes and Jennifer McKeown, economists at Capital Economics, look at the key issues and challenges of a Grexit, how it might be best managed, and set out a timetable for change.