The industrial revolution paved the way for four further periods of major technological innovation. Now a new wave of change could transform the fortunes of prescient investors, says Nick O’Connor.
Modern history can be divided into periods of globalisation and protectionism, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The latter have not been the good ones.
The next generation of computers aren’t just faster or simply better, says Andrew Lockley. They are like nothing you’ve ever seen before and they have the power to turn society on its head.
The latest government expenditure and revenue statistics (GERS) paint a grim picture for Scotland, says Merryn Somerset Webb – and Nicola Sturgeon knows it.
The death of cash is bad for all sorts of reasons. But when it comes to church collections, it might not be the end of the world, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Gene-editing has the power to completely revolutionise medicine. As Nick O’Connor explains, it could be the most exciting story this century.
A new report has backed up the uncomfortable truth, says Merryn Somerset Webb – to end the gender pay gap you have to alter biology.
Student loans have all the hallmarks of really being a graduate tax in disguise, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That’s not a good thing.
Don’t fear the robotic revolution, says Nick O’Connor. When you combine human sensitivity with robot brawn, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.
Give athletes funding and they will go after glory. But when it comes to fund managers, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it gets a little more complicated.
Under Uber, driverless cars have gone commercial. And you can expect to see many more driverless cars on the road in the coming years, says Nick O’Connor.
When the Duke of Westminster died recently, he left behind a vast estate – much of it exempt from inheritance tax. How so? Simon Wilson explains.
Hedge funds appear to be in terminal decline. Matthew Lynn explains why the markets will be a healthier place without them.
Were Rio’s green pools all part of an elaborate marketing ploy?
Ten years after unveiling the E4, Dutch boat maker Elling has launched a new model, the E6.
At just 25 years of ago, Hugh Grosvenor has become the custodian of a £9bn fortune. Time will tell how he bears up to the challenge.
Matthew Jukes’ pick this week is a desperately beautiful Greco di Tufo made by one of the star wineries in the region.
Rio de Janeiro is hosting the Olympic Games, but there will remain plenty of interest to see once the athletes have left, says Chris Carter.
Professional investor Alistair Evans tips three secured bonds to tuck away in your portfolio.
Exchange-traded funds have become increasingly popular, says Sarah Moore. But recent figures question whether that growth is coming to an end.