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What does Jeremy Corbyn stand for?

A radical left-wing fantasist or a champion of traditional Labour values? Mischa Frankl-Duval asks what the Labour party would look like under Jeremy Corbyn.

How George Osborne could kill off Britain’s buy-to-let business

Changes announced in the Summer Budget could be brewing up a storm in the buy-to-let market. Dominic Frisby explains what that means for house prices.

30 July 1997: Tony Blair throws his Cool Britannia party

Tony Blair, fresh from his election victory, decided to showcase the best of Britain and New Labour by throwing his Cool Britannia party on this day in 1997.

Simon Chinnery: how to survive retirement in a world of 'pensions freedom'

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to JP Morgan’s Simon Chinnery about the changes in the world of pensions investments, and how the financial industry and consumers must respond.

When will the Fed raise rates? And what does it mean for your money?

The US Federal Reserve is thinking of raising interest rates. John Stepek looks at how that would affect the global economy – and your money.

29 July 1588: England defeats the Spanish Armada

On this day in 1588 the English navy and a favourable wind defeated the Spanish Armada at the Battle of Gravelines, with the Spanish ships fleeing northwards.

Keep an eye on the rout in junk bonds – it could spread fast

There have been ugly scenes in the junk bond market. It could turn into a full-blown panic – and that would be very bad news for stocks, says John Stepek.

28 July 1948: The Battle of London Airport

A violent gang of thieves intent on robbing London Airport had the tables turned on them on this day in 1948, when the police got wind of their plans.

Why we should stop paying dividends to short-term investors

Short-termism is damaging growth and productivity. Good news, then, that Hillary Clinton wants to do something about it. But her plan doesn’t go far enough, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What the Chinese stockmarket crash means for your money

Chinese stockmarkets have seen huge losses recently. So are they on the verge of collapse? Or could we be at the start of a long bull market? John Stepek investigates.

Three good reasons to get out of buy-to-let now

Alarm bells should be ringing for buy-to-let investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It won’t take much to tip the market over, dotcom-style.

The “internet of things”

One day, your thermostat will tell your kettle it’s cold and order it to rustle up a cuppa for you. That day is closer than you might think.

27 July 1694: the Bank of England is created by Royal Charter

In return for a loan of £1.2m to rebuild the country’s finances, King William III granted a Royal Charter to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England on this day in 1694.

The rise of Corbynomics is no joke – we must nip it in the bud

The failure of business and the government to explain why Jeremy Corbyn’s ideas are dangerous risks making them more influential, says Matthew Lynn.

The crisis in Britain's prisons

Britain’s prisons are overcrowded and violent places – and overstretched staff can’t cope. With more budget cuts on the way, what hope is there for change? Simon Wilson reports.

Supermarkets aren’t to blame for suppliers’ woes – the smartest ones are thriving

Supermarket suppliers would have you believe the retailers are driving them out of business. But they’ve nobody to blame but themselves, says Bengt Saelensminde.

FSCS: Slashed safety net is a headache for fixed-term savers

The deposit threshold cut to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme will come as a headache to fixed-term savers. Sarah Moore outlines the options.

Join the alt-fi revolution tax-free

Alternative finance is set to move further into the mainstream after the chancellor announced an “innovative finance” Individual Savings Account.

What’s really going on in Greece

Greece is just cutting back on the extravagant bribes and payoffs to zombies, says Bill Bonner.

Martin Wheatley: the demise of the Grey Vampire who terrified bankers

The City’s top financial policeman, Martin Wheatley, has resigned having been nudged towards the door by the chancellor.

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