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For October's selection of wines, Matthew Jukes picks six French wines from some of the most famous regions, styles and wineries in the world, from as little as £9 a bottle. Get in quick and load up with these superb and delicious wines – pick up a tasting case to test, then buy full cases of your favourites!

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The charts that matter: the market is on the turn

The volatility in global markets has continued this week. John Stepek looks to the charts that matter to get an idea of just what’s going on.

From Acropolis Now to Arrivederci Roma – get ready for the next big euro panic

There are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous. Perhaps the biggest danger right now is Italy. John Stepek looks at how it could all blow up.

How to fend off eBay scammers

Auction site eBay offers only limited protection to both buyers and sellers, says Ruth Jackson. But there are steps you can take to avoid being conned.

Albert Edwards: investors are facing the four horsemen of the apocalypse

The big four issues facing markets right now: a jump in US bond yields; an escalating trade war; weakening emerging-market currencies; and the battle in the eurozone over Italy’s budget plans.

Alisa Zotimova: a happy ending for a failed Russian actress

Six years ago, Alisa Zotimova came to terms with the fact that she would never realise her childhood dream of becoming an actress, so she used her savings to set up AZ Real Estate, which now boasts an annual turnover of over £1m.

BMW X5: a punchy and refined SUV

The all-new BMW X5 still impresses and is now better than ever.

All aboard for three amazing railway journeys

The slow pace of a good railway journey is reminiscent of a more graceful age.

Wine of the week: a mind-blowingly sensual Spanish red

This sensational Spanish red possesses elemental power and uncommon grace, says Matthew Jukes.

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From a 16th-century cottage in Cambridge, to a ninth-floor flat with City views in east London’s Manhattan Plaza development, eight of the best properties for sale for around £600,000.

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How can you prevent a disaster like Patisserie Valerie’s share suspension from ruining your portfolio?

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