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Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist and author Bernard Connolly about how the EU is a protectionist superstate with its roots in the economic relationship between Vichy France and Nazi Germany.

For his February selections, Matthew Jukes picks six great value Burgundies from top-flight specialist Haynes Hanson & Clark. Three whites from 2017 and three older, more mellow reds; all drinking now.

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Wirecard – and Germany's hypocritical ban on shorting stocks

The German market regulator has taken the highly unusual step of defending a single company from short-sellers. Matthew Partridge reports.

The oil price soars – but can it last?

The oil price has risen by nearly 25% so far in 2019, well in advance of any developed-world stockmarket. But the surge may not get a lot higher from here.

Germany narrowly avoids a recession

Germany’s GDP growth was below the eurozone’s average at just 1.4% in 2018, down from 2.2% in 2017. And it’s all down to reliance on what was once Germany’s biggest strength: exports.

This is not an easy environment to invest in

The global economy gives. The global economy takes away. Make sure your portfolio is set up to deal with it all.

Want to understand the European Union? Start with Vichy France

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist Bernard Connolly about Brexit, the true nature of the EU project, and what’s gone wrong with global capitalism.

Save on tax and save the planet: put some money in forestry

You can’t expect to find a magic money tree, but if you are a wealthier investor, then adding a forest to your portfolio could boost your returns – and it’s environmentally friendly too. David Prosser explores the options.

Gold – here’s why it just might be different this time

The gold price is creeping higher. And lot of smart people are getting bullish on gold. Are they right? Or is it another false dawn? Dominic Frisby finds out.

Wages are picking up – but the market still can’t believe it

Around the world, things are looking up – employment is high and wages are rising. But investors remain fearful. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

Don’t get caught by the pensions cap

Breaching the lower annual-contribution allowance on your pension can trigger a nasty tax bill

Great frauds in history: the Bre-X gold-mining scandal

Matthew Partridge looks at what we can learn from the Bre-X gold mining scandal that cost investors $75m.

Should your business switch to a new current account?

The current-account market has plenty to offer small businesses. Don’t be afraid to switch, says David Prosser.

Steer clear of open-ended property funds

In the wake of the EU referendum, open-ended property funds were forced to suspend trading to stem the flow of redemptions from people worried about the state of the market. 

Money trees

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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.

 

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