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Five questions for: Sabine VanderLinden, Rainmaking

Rainmaking is a corporate innovation and venture development firm.

If this company manages to go public, it just has to mark the top of the market

Inverting yield curves and trade wars are all very worrying, says John Stepek. But nothing says “top of the market” like the stockmarket-listing of this company.

The yield curve finally inverts

The moment investors have been fearing arrived this week, says John Stepek. But what is a yield curve and why does it matter?

Uber hits the brakes

As competition and costs mount, will the ride-sharing app ever live up to its potential? Matthew Partridge reports.

Should we protect national champions?

Ever since the Thatcher era, Britain has been relaxed about the nationality of buyers of its industrial assets. But is that always wise? Alex Rankine reports.

Why German exports are falling

Project Fear failed to move us Brits, but it should really have put the wind up the Germans, says Matthew Lynn.

The charts that matter: the rush to safety

The now infamous yield curve inverted this week, and that’s sent investors running for cover. John Stepek looks at the charts that most most to investors to see how the markets have reacted.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial pages.

Currency Corner: hard times are coming for emerging-market currencies

You know trouble is brewing for emerging-market currencies when everybody starts running for the US dollar, says Dominic Frisby.

How the shadow economy moves markets

Exchanges taking place under the official radar may seem harmless, but they can have big effects on the wider economy. Investors should pay attention, says Jonathan Compton.

Investors are in the grip of panic – don’t join them

With all that’s going on in the world, who could blame investors for losing their heads? Just remember to hold on to yours, says John Stepek – and stick to the plan.

Chart of the week: Argentina shocks investors (for a change)

Investors betting that Argentina had turned over a new leaf were given a nasty reminder of the country’s past this week.

Hit the sofa for the summer with these video games

Computer gaming has come a long way from space invaders and shoot ‘em ups. Here are seven of the best.

India’s star is at risk of fading

The benchmark Nifty index is now down 9% and has just had its worst July for 17 years.

The threat to Europe’s banks

While the Euro Stoxx index has rallied 15% this year on the prospect of interest-rate cuts, eurozone banks have been notably absent from the festivities.

Trade conflict risks igniting currency war

China’s currency fell to an 11-year low against the US dollar, prompting US authorities to brand the country a currency manipulator.

Houses for around £1m

This week: houses for around £1m – from a large property with direct frontage to the Cymyran Strait, Anglesey, to a 16th-century house in a private valley with a waterfall in Bayton, Worcestershire.

Wine of the week: an epic Selvapiana with bravado and panache

A life-long Selvapiana fan, Matthew Jukes samples a tip off from a fellow wine scribe – and what a wine it turned out to be.

Market risers & fallers

The best and worst performing stocks

Surreal rate of return

The weird world of negative bond yields

From ADRs to Z scores – all the financial terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.
There are many ways of buying in to the bitcoin boom. Dominic Frisby looks at the most common, and explains exactly how to buy bitcoins in the UK.
A simple, easy to manage portfolio of six of the best investment trusts, selected by Merryn Somerset Webb, offering defensiveness, stability, exposure to growth, and some income.
Everyone should have some gold in these torrid times. But how do you get hold of it? Here's the best place to get started.