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John and Merryn talk about Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, and whether it will be as transformative as its founders hope; the sale of Sotheby's auction house and what it tells us about our hysterical over-the-top markets; plus John's bombshell opinion on the Tory leadership race.

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Uk inflation little changed in May

The inflation rate in the UK was little changed in May, compared to last month. Here, John Stepek looks at what’s been happening to prices in the UK.

Labour’s land reform proposals are putting the horse before the cart

There is much to agree with in Labour’s report on land reform. But any new proposals will inevitably will just add another layer of tax and bureaucracy on top of an already unmanageable system.

Facebook’s Libra is not really a cryptocurrency – but it could still be world-changing

Facebook could be on to a winner with Libra, its new cryptocurrency, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains why.

After Sotheby's is sold for $3.7bn, investors should bid on these other art market disruptors

Venerable auction house Sotheby’s has been snapped up for $3.7bn, says Chris Carter. But there’s plenty of action for investors at the other end of the art market too.

It’s decision time for the US Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve will soon meet to decide on what to do with US interest rates. Markets are banking on a change of course, says John Stepek. But will the Fed oblige?

Kier scraps its dividend – how much lower can its share price go?

Shares in construction services company hit a fresh low today, as the company scrapped its dividend payout and announced plans to cut 1,200 jobs in the UK.

What does Lufthansa’s profit warning mean for airline stocks?

German airline Lufthansa issued a profit warning this morning. And it’s not the only airline finding things tough. But are there any bargains in the sector?

BlackRock Latin American Trust: the tide is turning for Brazil

The BlackRock Latin American Trust, largely invested in Brazil, is grabbing the bull by the horns. Investors should, too.

Why you should keep the faith in Kier Group

Engineering firm Kier Group has hit trouble, but the core business looks sound, says Matthew Partridge.

Profit from the growth of cities in China

Professional investor Damian Taylor picks three stocks that should profit from China’s increasing urbanisation.

The bull market’s secret weapon

The bull market may be a little long in the tooth. But it’s not over yet, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And the huge productivity boom from widespread digitalisation will prolong it further.

Help to Buy has been a waste of money

By artificially inflating house prices, the Help to Buy scheme has failed both homebuyers and taxpayers. But it has done wonders for housebuilders’ profits. John Stepek explains why.

Great frauds in history: Sarah Howe

Sarah Howe defrauded thousands of women through her “Ladies’ Deposit Company” in the late 19th century.

Don't raid your pension savings to buy a property

Housing minister James Brokenshire has suggested you should be able to raid your pension savings to fund the purchase of your first home. You shouldn’t.

Why the big tech companies should be broken up

Rather than wait and be at the mercy of regulators, the big tech companies should begin the process of breaking themselves up, says Matthew Lynn.

Chart of the week: Switzerland the safe haven

Investors rattled by the prospect of a global slowdown and a worsening trade war are heading for Switzerland; the local stockmarket index has just hit a new record.

How Britain became a global leader in tech stock “unicorns”

The UK has more billion-dollar technology companies, or “unicorns”, per capita, than China has. That’s cause for celebration, but they need nurturing.

The charts that matter: the US dollar continues lower

As markets continue to believe that a cut in US interest rates is just a matter of time, the US dollar continued its fall this week. John Stepek looks at how that’s affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.

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