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Dissent at the ECB

The ECB’s executive board is split on whether to pursue a more ambitious asset purchase programme, or stick to a policy of ‘fiscal prudence’.

UK defence spending to increase

David Cameron has announced the results of a defence review: more military spending for Britain.

‘Fiches S’ – Brussels on lockdown

It will be a brutal irony, says Dan Denning, if the only way we can defend an illiberal order from a real menace is to turn modern society into a perpetual police state.

An emerging-market bond crisis

A financial crisis always begins in some peripheral market, says Dan Denning. The next one could come from emerging-market bonds.

24 November 1859: Charles Darwin publishes ‘On the Origin of Species’

On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published ‘On the Origin of Species’, the book considered by many to be the cornerstone of evolutionary biology.

Buy-to-let: don’t do it

A lot of people are getting in on buy-to-let with borrowed money. But it’s a risk that isn’t worth taking, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Want the ‘love hotel’ experience? Tokyo’s shortage of lovers means you must head to Japan now

Japan’s demographic shift means Japan’s love hotels – which have long been a feature of tourists’ must-do lists – might not be around for much longer, says Merryn Somserset Webb.

Negative interest rates are here at last

In Switzerland, bank customers are now being charged to deposit their cash, It won’t be long before it happens here, too, says Dan Denning.

I need one more signal to confirm a euro rally

The euro is currently searching for a low – and has just hit a vital target, says John C Burford.. Could this be the start of a major relief rally?

Forget the recession, Japan is still a buy

Japan may be in recession, but Japanese stocks still represent very good value for money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What nasty surprises will George Osborne spring this Wednesday?

With borrowing higher than expected, George Osborne has some tricky choices to make in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at what might be in his sights.

23 November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko dies in hospital

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in hospital on this day in 2006, after being poisoned with the radioactive isotope polonium-210.

A spot of engine trouble for Rolls-Royce

Profits are down and the shares have crashed at Rolls-Royce, says Simon Wilson. But the aircraft engine maker is probably on the flight path to recovery.

The moon was just the first step – the real space race is about to begin

The real space race is about to being – one that could create exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs, says Matthew Lynn. Space is the next great commercial frontier.

Never underestimate the creativity of central bankers

Has your money-printing programme run out of things to buy? Never mind, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The world is full of things to splash out on. Just use your imagination.

Free-falling oil

The price war in the oil market is going to claim some victims soon enough. But it might not be the obvious candidates, says Dan Denning.

What fund managers are saying about Brexit

Hedge funds have been a big part of the EU referendum debate so far. Here we profile four of the biggest players.

Northern Portugal – a hidden gem

Beaches in the Algarve and city breaks in Lisbon are popular with tourists, says Natasha Langan. But northern Portugal is a haven for those looking to escape the crowds.

Santiago Peralta: Just jump in and start the fight

Santiago Peralta’s Pacari Chocolate has won a clutch of awards, while at the same time helping cocoa farmers in his native Ecuador.

The return of the 'liar loan'

A casualty of the financial crisis, the self-certified loan, or ‘liar loan’, is making a comeback, says Sarah Moore.

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