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Alex Williams

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Money makers: The business of beauty vlogging

Having made her name in beauty vlogging, Tanya Burr has shown there's more to making money than just looking pretty.
23 Sep 2016
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Athleisure: a tale of two retailers

The athleisure craze is helping JD Sports outrun long-term rival Sports Direct – but its shares are looking pricey, says Alex Williams.
23 Sep 2016
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Money makers: Getting it right with rye whiskey

After years of searching for success, Raj Bhakta finally found it when he started making rye whiskey, says Alex Williams.
16 Sep 2016
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Bankruptcy at sea for Hanjin Shipping

One of the world’s largest container lines has collapsed. Will this be a turning point for the shipping industry, asks Alex Williams.
16 Sep 2016
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Money makers: how London has changed

The owner of an exclusive London club, Robin Birley has watched the capital sober up over the decades.
9 Sep 2016
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M&S braced for shake-up

Britain’s beloved retailer is cutting jobs, but the CEO will need to take more drastic steps, says Alex Williams.
9 Sep 2016
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Moneymakers: How the EpiPen became a $1bn blockbuster and caused a political storm

Price gouging has become a hot topic for the pharmaceutical industry in America. The latest storm involves the EpiPen, a device that delivers a shot o…
2 Sep 2016
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Korea’s beauty boom

Korean cosmetics companies may be small fry compared with multinationals, but they have been profiting nicely from a growing interest in Korean cultur…
2 Sep 2016
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Vast gas deal in the pipeline for Linde and Praxair

Industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair are set for a $60bn merger – but regulators won’t give them an easy ride.
26 Aug 2016
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Money makers: dog food tailor-made

James Davidson is hoping to take a big bite out of the dog food market with his bespoke meals for pets.
19 Aug 2016
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BHP Billiton doubles down on its mining strategy

As commodities prices rise, the giant miner is ramping up production. Is that the right strategy, asks Alex Williams.
19 Aug 2016
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Jet.com set to undercut Amazon

A new start-up, Jet.com, is taking on the world’s biggest Internet retailer in the battle to deliver ever-cheaper products online.
12 Aug 2016
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How Linford Christie went from runner to running his own business

Linford Christie is best known as Britain’s fastest-ever sprinter, says Alex Williams. But he is also a sharp investor and entrepreneur.
12 Aug 2016
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Jet set to undercut Amazon

A new start-up is taking on the world’s biggest Internet retailer in the battle to deliver ever-cheaper products online, says Alex Williams.
12 Aug 2016
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#RIPTwitter

The social-media platform is fading in popularity and failing as a business – avoid the shares, says Alex Williams.
29 Jul 2016
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You can rely on Swiss watches

The Swiss watch industry is once again under threat from competitors, but Swatch will survive and thrive, says Alex Williams.
22 Jul 2016
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Beautiful game – ugly business

Football clubs are being flooded with money for TV rights – but talent spotting a club that’s a safe home for your cash is no mean feat, says Alex Wil…
15 Jul 2016
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Bold boss takes helm at Rio Tinto

The mining giant is emerging from the commodity downturn as the industry’s strongest player, says Alex Williams.
8 Jul 2016
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British stocks get skittish after the Brexit vote

Banks, house builders and airlines tanked following Britain’s EU referendum. Is it a buying opportunity? Alex Williams investigates.
1 Jul 2016
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Ramadan boosts Vimto

Nichols, the Merseyside-based maker of purple fizzy drinks, has an unexpected fan club in the Middle East, says Alex Williams.
24 Jun 2016
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The changing face of the pub

Fuller’s pubs serve breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese in the evening. It’s proved a profitable strategy, says Alex Williams.
17 Jun 2016
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Carclo in the fast lane

The supercar segment is perilously volatile, but Carclo has muscled its way into a lucrative niche. Should you buy in? Alex Williams investigates.
10 Jun 2016
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Bids and deals: argochemical sector

The agrochemical sector, which makes seeds and pesticides, has come alive with mega-deals.
6 Jun 2016
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M&S smartens up

High-street retailer Marks & Spencer is undergoing a refit. Is it time to snap up the shares? Alex Williams investigates.
6 Jun 2016
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Tobacco’s last battlefield

Plain packaging could deal a fatal blow to the tobacco industry, says Alex Williams. It’s time to sell.
27 May 2016
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Auction house price wars

Christie’s and Sotheby’s are taking chunks out of each other in the art market, waiving fees and entering risky deals to keep the market perky.
20 May 2016
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Chocolate stocks fly

Hotel Chocolat, the chocolate maker inspired by David Bowie, has gone public – and the shares are a buy, says Alex Williams.
20 May 2016
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Gamble of the week: good news for the bookies

Far from being a disaster for the bookies, says Alex Williams, Leicester City's Premier League shock could pay off handsomely.
13 May 2016
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A clear signal to sell on satellites

Satellite operator Inmarsat is plummeting back to earth. Investors should eject, says Alex Williams.
13 May 2016
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Gamble of the week: a diamond miner to keep your eye on

Diamond mining is always a risky investment, says Alex Williams. But this miner appears to have hit the motherlode.
6 May 2016
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A golden age for shoppers

Consumers in the UK are enjoying a golden period of cheap groceries as supermarkets go head to head on prices.
6 May 2016
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The death of the newspaper

News of its demise of the newspaper may have been exaggerated, says Alex Williams. But you’d have to be brave to buy the shares.
6 May 2016
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Gamble of the week: beaten-up smoke alarms maker

This maker of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is a speculative punt, says Alex Williams. But its also looks excessively cheap.
29 Apr 2016
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Cold spring deals death on the high street

Shop chains Austin Reed and BHS entered administration this week, says Alex Williams. The high street comes under mounting pressure from online rivals…
29 Apr 2016
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Herbie on the naughty step

The furore over the emissions scandal could hardly have come at a better time for electric and driverless-car makers, says Alex Williams.
29 Apr 2016
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Putting a rocket under Saga

Saga floated two years ago when it persuaded 160,000 loyal customers to buy into the company. Alex Williams looks at how the shares have fared.
22 Apr 2016
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