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VW and Ford join forces to develop electric cars

Car giants VW and Ford are pooling their resources to focus on electric vehicles and driverless cars. What are the odds of success? Matthew Partridge reports.

AMLO’s mess in Mexico

The resignation of Mexico’s finance minister has cast a shadow over Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), Mexico’s “leftist firebrand” leader.

Thomas Cook’s holiday nightmare

High debt, fierce competition and one-off factors have pushed tour operator Thomas Cook to the brink of bankruptcy.

China’s economic growth hits a 27-year low

The release this week of second-quarter economic figures revealed that China’s economy is growing at its slowest pace in 27 years.

Investors are going bonkers for bonds

In a further sign of the mania gripping the bond market, Germany issued €3.15bn of zero-interest ten-year bonds last week.

A tough road ahead for new EU president

The new president of the European Commission, Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, has her work cut out.

Boris Johnson and the irresistible rise of “cakeism”

But will dabblers in it meet with a sticky end? Emily Hohler reports.

The Federal Reserve spikes the markets' punch bowl

It is now a virtual certainty that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at the end of this month. And liquidity-addicted markets do love easy money.

Signs of a turn in tech stocks and value

If the next phase of the internet revolution is at hand, it could mark a return for value investing.

Invest in the clever and connected smart cities of the future

Smart cities are no longer futuristic fantasies. Chris Carter analyses their rapid development and explains how you can profit from them.

A post-Brexit spending boost is entirely justifiable

Strident pessimism over a no-deal Brexit is creating the ideal conditions for Keynesian stimulus, says Bernard Connolly.

London house prices are tumbling: will it spread across the UK?

London house prices are falling at the fastest rate for ten years. John Stepek explains what’s behind the slide, and what it would take to create a UK-wide house-price crash.

Prepare for big changes to inheritance tax

Inheritance tax – Britain’s most detested tax – is set for an overhaul.

Why markets are suddenly terrified that Britain is heading for No Deal Brexit

The truth is dawning on the markets that, with Boris Johnson as prime minister, we are heading for a No Deal Brexit whether we like it or not.

Great frauds in history: Walter Forbes

Walter Forbes manipulated his company earnings created $500m of fictitious profits and ended up wiping $14bn from the value of his company’s share and bonds.

There are lots of reasons to be bearish – but you should stick with the bulls

There are plenty of reasons to be gloomy about the stockmarkets. But the trend remains up, says Dominic Frisby. And you don’t want to bet against the trend.

Another bubble in bitcoin for traders to short

This surge in the bitcoin price seems no more likely to endure than the last one, says Matthew Partridge.

Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to fund liquidity

We don’t need new fund structures to tackle liquidity concerns with open ended funds– the ideal vehicle already exists – investment trusts.

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