The Nigerian election has been postponed, raising fears of renewed civil conflict. That leaves Nigeria on the brink of a crisis, says Simon Wilson.
We don’t have a housing shortage in the UK, we just don’t have enough of the right houses in the right plaes, says Merryn somerset Webb.
From a Grade II-listed Regency townhouse with views of Salisbury Cathedral to a three-bedroom terrace close to London’s Battersea Park.
It’s easy to get carried away by the hype when investing in tech stocks. But as Bengt Saelensminde explains, it pays to keep your feet on the ground.
Shareholders in stricken gold miner Petropavlovsk have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the company’s controversial refinancing plans. Kam Patel reports.
It’s not all about income, says Bill Bonner. There’s value in the simpler things in life too.
A policy of Russian appeasement and a disastrous radio interview don’t auger well for the Greens.
Investors are paying governments for the privilege of lending them money. That may make sense to some – but we won’t be following them, says John Stepek.
Rules on drone flights are being relaxed, giving a huge boost to a sector that’s already worth over $6bn. Matthew Partridge looks at how to profit from this rapidly expanding industry.
The latest cash for access scandal involving two former foreign secretaries has reinforced voters’ disillusionment. Emily Hohler reports.
Responding to the need for a single political party to represent the trade unions, the Labour Party was formed on this day in 1900.
The dollar and Treasury yields dipped following Janet Yellen’s upbeat assessment of the US economy.
The new Greek government agreed to an extension of the current bailout programme, staving off disaster for the moment.
Chief executive Stuart Gulliver’s tax affairs added to the gloom over the bank’s disappointing results.
The world is rapidly running out of water – back firms pioneering ways to recycle what’s left and you stand to make big gains, says Matthew Partridge.
Pensioners are getting a pretty good deal out of the rest of us, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It may be time to cut back a bit.
Wages are rising, and not because of high inflation. Companies are volunteering to pay their staff more. That’s exactly the way economies are supposed to work, says Merryn Somerset Webb
Equities – penny shares in particular – are the best way of generating a good long-term return, says David Thornton. But it requires the right attitude and a sensible strategy.
Wages in America are rising. That’s good for workers, but bad for stockmarkets. John Stepek explains why, and how it will affect your investments.
Barings Bank, one of the world’s most venerable banks, was brought to its knees by the original ‘rogue trader’, Nick Leeson, on this day in 1995.