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Fifa: foul play clean up kicks off

The governing body of the world’s most popular sport, Fifa, has been rocked by criminal charges on both sides of the Atlantic.

Greece: still no sign of a deal

There have been few signs Greece will secure a deal with its creditors to unlock €7bn of rescue package funds by the end of May.

$177m for this?! Why Fifa’s sponsors might be feeling short-changed

It’s not been a good week for Fifa’s sponsors. Natalie Stanton looks at each one, and finds out what they’ve been saying about the latest revelations.

Here’s why investors need to pay attention to the environment

As emerging countries get richer, they are increasingly demanding a cleaner world. That, as John Stepek explains, is creating opportunities for investors.

Dominic is wrong – the time is ripe for digital gold

James Turk, founder of GoldMoney (recently acquired by BitGold), responds to Dominic Frisby’s take on BitGold.

29 May 1660: Charles II restored to the throne

While Charles II was formally proclaimed King by parliament in April, he only reached London on this day in 1660.

How to travel Fifa-style

From the plush Hotel Baur au Lac to the exotic Reef Atlantis, Matthew Partridge looks at the five swanky hotels that bore witness to the drama of the Fifa scandal.

Profit from fighting pollution

The environment is under assault, but those firms providing solutions to the crisis will make great long-term bets, says Jonathan Compton.

A cheaper way to diversify

Targeted Absolute Return Funds aren’t all awful, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But you’d think there’d be a cheaper way to diversify. Happily, there is.

This hyped-up company now owns tonnes of gold – but you still shouldn't touch it

To overexcited investors this much-hyped gold bitcoin company has pulled off a fantastic deal. But Dominic Frisby explains why you should still steer clear.

28 May 1937: the Volkswagen car company is formed

On this day in 1937, Volkswagen, now the world’s second-biggest vehicle-maker, was founded as the ‘Society to Prepare the German People’s Car’.

Feds blow the whistle on Fifa

Six senior Fifa officials have been arrested in Switzerland on US charges of corruption and fraud. Is the organisation finally going to be reformed, asks Matthew Partridge.

The Queen's Speech: the most important points for investors

The government has set out its plans for the coming parliament. John Stepek looks at the most important points covered in the Queen’s Speech.

The original Miss American Pie

How Don McLean mourned the passing of an era in American life.

Time for a youthful rebellion

Shuck off your parents’ debts , says Bill Bonner – or get what you deserve.

It’s nearly crunch time for Greece – here’s why it should leave the euro

The seconds are ticking away for Greece to reach a deal with its creditors. Matthew Partridge explains why ditching the euro is the best option.

27 May 1895: Birt Acres patents the Kineopticon

On this day in 1895, Birt Acres patented his design for the film camera, the Kineopticon – a decision that would doom his attempts to set up a great British business in early cinema.

Ford Mustang: American muscle comes to Britain

For the first time, you can buy a right-hand-drive version of the Ford Mustang, the classic American muscle car.

A world-class, mesmerising rosé

La Source du Château de Sours Rosé is your chance to own a pivotal wine, says Matthew Jukes.

The one thing stopping the bond bubble from bursting

All the conditions are set for the bond bubble to burst, says Merryn Somerset Webb. All we need now is for central bankers to come to their senses.

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