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Merryn and John talk about the ECB's latest bout of money-printing; bond yields; WeWork's cancelled listing; private equity euphoria and the shrinking of public markets; and the incredible yields on profitable but unpopular oil stocks.

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WeWork on go-slow as IPO delayed

WeWork CEO CEO Adam Neumann © Getty Images

Th delay of its planned initial public offering (IPO) is a setback for office rental company WeWork.

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Can Johnson secure a Brexit deal?

Boris Johnson could secure a Brexit deal. But the details had better be forthcoming soon. 

The battle for the London Stock Exchange

The Hong Kong stockmarket is muscling in on a tie-up between the London Stock Exchange and data provider Refinitiv. It is set to fail, says Matthew Partridge.

WeWork on go-slow as IPO delayed

Th delay of its planned initial public offering (IPO) is a setback for office rental company WeWork.

Why Modi’s magic now looks like an illusion for investors in India

Investors are losing confidence in India’s prime minister and his promise of further reforms. The country’s potential remains intact, but be prepared for some short-term bumps, says Cris Sholto Heaton.

Why the demise of public markets should have you worried

Too many companies are either not listing or going private, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That diverts the returns to the few, not the many.

How the shock of the Saudi attack will linger over the oil market

The drone strike on Saudi oil facilities proves that the global oil supply chain is vulnerable to attack. Markets must start to price a bigger risk premium into oil.

Low unemployment, solid growth, steady inflation – of course the US needs an interest-rate cut

Against an economic background more traditionally associated with interest rate rises, the US central bank has just cut rates. John Stepek explains what’s going on at the Fed.

Five questions for: Tobias Kormind, co-founder of 77Diamonds.com

77Diamonds.com is an online diamond jeweller that designs and crafts fine jewellery and sells it directly to clients.

Great frauds in history: Tsuyoshi Kikukawa and Olympus

Tsuyoshi Kikukawa who served as managing director, president and chairman of Japanese camera maker Olympus, hid $1.7bn of losses in the firm.

What should a small business do when the boss drops dead?

Key person insurance can help small businesses cope with the loss of crucial staff.

What will it take for platinum to make a comeback?

Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold. But for the last few years, that’s not been the case. Dominic Frisby explains why that is, and looks at what could drive the platinum price back up.

Realise the big potential in micro-cap stocks with this investment trust

The Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Trust had a disappointing start. But it’s finally looking like it’s ready to achieve its potential.

WeWork has shelved its IPO – has the top of the market been postponed?

The collapse of WeWork’s IPO suggests we’re not quite at the top of the bull market in listed stocks. But it does tell us a lot about the recent “unicorn” frenzy, says John Stepek – the bubble in private companies is now bursting.

Are packaged bank accounts worth paying for?

Packaged bank accounts can be very convenient, but do your sums carefully to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.

Betting on politics: deal or no deal

Matthew Partridge looks at the bookies’ odds on the UK leaving the EU with no deal.

David Rosenberg: don't believe the Fed

The US Federal Reserve isn’t expecting a recession. But the, it never does, says David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff. Even when one is just around the corner.

Archie Norman: can the turnaround king save M&S?

Archie Norman is a retail grandee with a reputation for rescuing sinking ships. There were hopes he might do the same for Britain’s national high-street institution, but his old magic may be failing him.

There’s plenty of life in oil stocks yet

If you’re looking for a reliable source of income for your retirement, you might be better off with high-yielding resources stocks than with an annuity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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