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Lee Kuan Yew: The passing of a political and economic giant

Authoritarian, yet paternalistic to others, the passing of Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew is the end of an era for the dynamic city state.

SuperGroup shares look set for a major re-rating

Shares in Supergroup fell out of favour a while ago. But sentiment could be about to change, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Why Isas are still the best place for cash

George Osborne’s new tax-free allowance on cash deposits is good news, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But don’t neglect your Isa.

BlackRock World Mining: when sorry isn’t good enough

BlackRock’s mining investment trust suffered a dismal year. And for many investors, the changes will offer scant consolation.

The myth of uniquely ’Scottish values’

The latest Social Attitudes Survey shows that Scots think the same as the rest of the UK about pretty much everything, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The battle for Alliance Trust

Alliance Trust is under attack from an American hedge fund for the second time in three years – and its fate rests on 60,000 private investors. Simon Wilson reports.

Tell Sid: popular capitalism is back – but buyers beware

Encouraging the public to own shares is a great idea, says Matthew Lynn. But not if it means buying old-style banks.

A Beaujolais of rare talent

A tremendous offering from the southern Pierres Dorées region.

The difference between 'top down' and 'bottom up' investing

Top-down and bottom-up investing are two approaches to buying stocks. So, what’s the difference and which is better? Cris Sholto Heaton investigates.

Terror in Tunisia: a calculated attack on democracy

The attack on tourists at Tunisia’s Bardo museum has cast a shadow over the birthplace of the Arab Spring.

Election 2015: who’s telling the truth about living standards?

George Osborne claims living standards have risen under the coalition government. Ed Miliband, however, begs to differ.

Why the Tories will win at the polls

The Conservatives have emerged as the favourites to win May’s general election, says Emily Hohler. But the real question is how well will they win.

Compared to gold, UK property is starting to look expensive

At current prices, it takes 232 ounces of gold to buy the average UK house – up by 60% in the last three years. Dominic Frisby compares the two markets, and looks at which offers the best value.

Are we heading for another financial crisis?

Try as it might, the Federal Reserve can’t keep the coming crisis at bay forever.

The big threat to bonds

Tighter rules governing banks’ bond holdings and debt-market activities could cause the next credit crunch.

27 March 1963: Beeching recommends cuts to Britain's railways

On this day in 1963, Dr Richard Beeching produced his infamous report that saw many railway lines closed in favour of bus services.

Greece is back at the cliff edge

If Greece can’t secure aid by mid-April, economists reckon it may crash out of the eurozone.

Inflation drops to zero

Britain is on the cusp of deflation after prices failed to rise over the last year.

Why no inflation?

Britain’s rate of inflation has hit zero. So, what’s gone wrong, asks Merryn Somerset Webb.

James Anderson's reasons to be cheerful: genes, Berlin and AI

Star fund manager James Anderson talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about why he’s relaxed about the future – and how he plans to make money from it.

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27 March 1963: Beeching recommends cuts to Britain's railways

On this day in 1963, Dr Richard Beeching produced his infamous report that saw many railway lines closed in favour of bus services.