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In Mexico, 50 billion barrels of oil are up for grabs

Mexico’s government is shaking up its oil industry. That’s going to provide plenty of opportunities for investors, says James McKeigue.

This risky but potentially lucrative trick is one of the keys to successful investing

Bengt Saelensminde looks at the practice of ‘doubling down’, a risky investment technique used by hedge funds that can turn losing stocks into ‘double winners’.

First-time buyers, relax – you have nothing to fear from pensioners

First-time buyers have nothing to fear from pensioners, says Merryn Somerset Webb – despite what some vested-interests say.

Where to stay in Japan

For travellers with a head for heights, Ruth Jackson looks at two hotels with spectacular views of Tokyo.

'Property crowdfunding' may look tempting, but it's very risky

There are many reasons why using crowdfunding to buy property to let is tempting, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it doesn’t make it any less risky.

Where to find value in bonds

Bonds are expensive. But as professional investor Kevin Corrigan explains, you can find value by stepping away form the herd.

Is this the end of the Sloane Ranger?

Rising London house prices have driven Sloane Rangers from their natural habitat.

The federal mafia and their $8trn heist

The US Federal Reserve has committed the biggest robbery in history, says Bill Bonner. And it has nothing to show for it.

China’s slowing growth could end up being very good for Chinese stocks

As China’s economy slows, its central bank is taking action. And that can only be good for Chinese stocks, says John Stepek.

2 March 1797: the Bank of England prints its first pound note

On this day in 1797 the Bank of England printed the first pound note in order to help pay for war with France.

Is Nigeria heading for disaster?

The Nigerian election has been postponed, raising fears of renewed civil conflict. That leaves Nigeria on the brink of a crisis, says Simon Wilson.

The UK doesn’t have a housing shortage

We don’t have a housing shortage in the UK, we just don’t have enough of the right houses in the right places, says Merryn somerset Webb.

Properties for around £1m

From a Grade II-listed Regency townhouse with views of Salisbury Cathedral to a three-bedroom terrace close to London’s Battersea Park.

Feel-good investing is a route to disaster

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.

Petropavlovsk investors approve board’s refinancing plans

Shareholders in stricken gold miner Petropavlovsk have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the company’s controversial refinancing plans. Kam Patel reports.

The simple life is always safe from the Fed

It’s not all about income, says Bill Bonner. There’s value in the simpler things in life too.

Can we take the Greens seriously?

A policy of Russian appeasement and a disastrous radio interview don’t auger well for the Greens.

Stand aside – this bond bubble will blow

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.

How to profit as drones take over our skies

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.

Cash for access scandal claims two scalps

The latest cash for access scandal involving two former foreign secretaries has reinforced voters’ disillusionment. Emily Hohler reports.

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2 March 1797: the Bank of England prints its first pound note

On this day in 1797, and to the consternation of many, the Bank of England printed its first pound note in order to help pay for war with France.