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Quest for a cure

The battle against killer diseases

There is currently no cure for MS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases but research gallops on. There will be big rewards for the first drug company to break through, says Dr Mike Tubbs.
When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from, with varying fees and charges. Find out which is best for you.
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.

Book reviews

What's on our bookshelf

The Givers: Wealth, Power and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
How big donations give the rich inordinate clout over public policy
Gordon Brown: My Life, Our Times
An insight into what Gordon Brown really felt during his time in office
Richard Nixon: The Life
Nixon was, in fact,the most liberal Republican president.
Flying High: My Story from AirAsia to QPR
A few handy pointers on how to build a business empire from scratch.


SPONSORED: Factors to consider before making your business global

Skander Malcolm, managing director and CEO of forex provider OFX, looks at the prospects for UK exports in a post-Brexit world.

A strange North American pre-Christmas custom you can profit from

Just before Christmas, Americans and Canadians sell their losing stocks – meaning canny investors can pick up some bargains. Dominic Frisby explains where you can find some of the best.

Brexit: ‘no deal’ would be the worst deal

Economic research consultancy Capital Economics looked at three potential Brexit deals and their effect on the economy.

A sneaky oil boom is getting underway

The price of Brent crude hit a two-year high yesterday. John Stepek looks at what that might mean for the global economy – and for inflation in particular.

What’s holding back wages in the US? Probably nothing but time

The US economy is growing and employment is rising. But growth in wages remains weak and inflation is low. John Stepek looks at what, if anything, could change that.

Amid all the worry, UK stocks look good

Many investors are selling out of British stocks, fearful of Brexit and a Corbyn government. That leaves the UK stockmarket a rare and special thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb: cheap.

How to manage decline profitably

When it comes to trying to compete with the new kids, the old giants should stick to what they do best, says Matthew Lynn.


Risers & fallers