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John and Merryn talk about Brexit, the Tory leadership and the problem with sterling; why the world still isn't ready for bitcoin; why you really should be worried about a Jeremy Corbyn government; and the unintended consequences of US trade tariffs.

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New front in trade war spooks stocks

The White House’s move against Huawei, the world’s second-biggest smartphone maker, takes the trade war into uncharted territory.

Nationalist right crumbles in Austria

Austria’s vice-chancellor and Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign after promising state contracts for cash.

Does owning an electric car make financial sense?

The idea of owning an electric car seems appealing. But what are the financial practicalities of buying and running one?

Australia confounds the pundits

The centre-right retains power on a tax-cutting agenda. Matthew Partridge reports.

Amazon sparks feeding frenzy in the takeaway food market

Amazon is re-entering the online takeaway market with a stake in Deliveroo – and it isn’t only rivals who should be worried. Matthew Partridge reports.

May’s last stand

The prime minister’s “new deal” smelt fishily familiar. MPs are likely to pass on it. Emily Hohler reports.

Should you invest in emerging markets right now?

Emerging markets are the place to be if you want to make the best possible returns in the future. At least, that’s been the received wisdom for a while now. But is it true?

Forget the financial crisis: it’s time to bet on British banks

Over a decade after the financial crisis, investors are still reluctant to consider British banks. But their worries are overblown and the stocks are cheap, says Matthew Partridge.

Don’t worry about China selling US bonds – worry about this instead

As a tactic in its current trade war with the US, China dumping US bonds is often presented as its trump card. But it has another, more dangerous option, says John Stepek.

Pension savings shortfall among the self employed

Almost two-thirds of self-employed people currently have no pension savings, while more than a quarter aren’t making any savings at all

Should your business make use of angel investors?

Angel investors can be a big help to small businesses, says David Prosser. But there are downsides.

Great frauds in history: Cortes Randell

Everything was going well for Cortes Randell until US investment magazine Barron’s starting probing.

Platinum, palladium or rhodium – which is the metal of the future?

Platinum, palladium and rhodium are all vying to be the metal of the future – evolving vehicle technology will determine the ultimate victor. Dominic Frisby looks at the best ways to invest.

Garrett Camp: the quiet techie who dreamt up Uber

The taxi app is always associated with its former boss Travis Kalanick. But it was actually his co-founder, Garrett Camp, who came up with the idea. He’s now sitting on billions. Jane Lewis reports.

Five questions for: Edward Hancock, Founder of The Cheese Geek

The Cheese Geek is a modern online cheesemonger which hopes to make “buying cheese as fun and easy as eating it”.

Buying in to build-to-rent

As corporate landlords tap into healthy demand for rented property in the UK, Sarah Moore outlines how to profit from build-to-rent.

Veni, vidi, Visa: profits from payment processing

Visa, the payment network giant, is a highly profitable operator dominating the global market.

Highly concentrated markets are bad for consumers and bad for investors

Market power that’s concentrated in the hands of a few big companies is bad for consumers, bad for productivity and terrible for investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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