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Harry Stourton

What Jim Rogers is buying now
Commodities

What Jim Rogers is buying now

MoneyWeek talks to investment legend Jim Rogers about oil, the new Federal Reserve chairman - and the price of orange juice...
27 Jun 2006
Don’t overlook aluminium
Commodities

Don’t overlook aluminium

When it comes to metals, investors are guilty of favouritism. They love to talk about gold, silver, platinum, copper and steel, but aluminium hardly g…
20 Jan 2006
Is the art bubble set to burst this year?
Investments

Is the art bubble set to burst this year?

If you were a dealer or collector of contemporary art in 2005, the chances are you had a very good year. But prices have now pushed past historic high…
16 Jan 2006
Why Brazilian stocks look cheap
Economy

Why Brazilian stocks look cheap

More good news from Brazil. The country says it is to pay back $15.5bn to the IMF, marking the “end of a long history of financial turbulence”, says R…
6 Jan 2006
This year’s commodities story: pork bellies and cattle
Commodities

This year’s commodities story: pork bellies and cattle

If you had invested in commodities at the start of 2005, you’d be sitting on some handsome gains. The energy sector has had a buoyant year, with oil a…
5 Jan 2006
What China’s stockmarket reforms mean for investors
Stockmarkets

What China’s stockmarket reforms mean for investors

If you ask anyone why anything has happened in any markets in 2005, the answer is likely to be China. Chinese demand has meant that oil prices have hi…
4 Jan 2006
Could oil hit $105 in 2006?
Commodities

Could oil hit $105 in 2006?

Just a month or so ago, the oil bears were feeling pleased with themselves. Having hit a high of $70 a barrel in August, the oil price fell, and pulle…
3 Jan 2006
A bitter winter for consumers
Stockmarkets

A bitter winter for consumers

The day when we see an inverted yield curve in the US “is getting closer”, says Edward Chancellor on Breaking views.com.
21 Dec 2005
Conoco acquisition fails to impress
People

Conoco acquisition fails to impress

News of ConocoPhillips’ $36bn acquisition of Burlington Resources has met with a chorus of dismay from investors and analysts alike.
21 Dec 2005
Scandal hits Italian bank
People

Scandal hits Italian bank

Italian banks have long had a questionable reputation, but even by Italian standards, having your CEO and finance director arrested for a liturgy of c…
21 Dec 2005
NTL launches audacious bid
People

NTL launches audacious bid

Fresh from its £3.8bn merger with rival British cable operator Telewest, NTL has stunned the market with an audacious takeover bid for Virgin Mobile.
12 Dec 2005
Copper may stumble, but don't bet against it long term
Industrial metals

Copper may stumble, but don't bet against it long term

12 Dec 2005
E.on walks away from Scottish Power deal
People

E.on walks away from Scottish Power deal

On the face of it, E.on’s decision to walk away from bid talks with Scottish Power after it turned down their modest offer of 570p a share “looks curi…
12 Dec 2005
P&O bid: a cautionary tale
People

P&O bid: a cautionary tale

The fall of P&O into foreign hands is bound to cause regret in some quarters, says The Daily Telegraph.
12 Dec 2005
Tide turns for Taiwan
Stockmarkets

Tide turns for Taiwan

Emerging markets have been all the rage this year, but, unusually, the rising tide has not lifted all boats.
12 Dec 2005
What to expect from the pre-Budget report
Economy

What to expect from the pre-Budget report

Chancellor Gordon Brown gives his pre-Budget report on 5 December. With widespread speculation that taxes need to rise, here we take a look at his opt…
12 Dec 2005
Latin American sizzle is far from over
Stockmarkets

Latin American sizzle is far from over

Investors in Latin America’s markets have good reason to feel pleased with themselves: the MSCI Latin American Index has risen 86% since 2003 and is u…
12 Dec 2005
HBOS: a good bank for hard times
People

HBOS: a good bank for hard times

Over the past few years, HBOS has been one of the most aggressive banks on the UK high street, says Lex in the FT. But today it “is among the most cau…
12 Dec 2005
Japan’s doing well – so why is the yen plummeting?
Stockmarkets

Japan’s doing well – so why is the yen plummeting?

What’s wrong with the yen? With the Japan’s economy finally showing signs of life, the stockmarket up over 30% year-to-date, and the bank of Japan hin…
9 Dec 2005
US profits picture is distorted
Stockmarkets

US profits picture is distorted

Investors seem to be seeing nothing but good news in the US stock market. The S&P is back on a four-year high and the Dow Jones is near the psychologi…
6 Dec 2005
Japan’s long-term malaise could finally be over
Stockmarkets

Japan’s long-term malaise could finally be over

Everyone loved Japan in November. Towards the end of the month, the benchmark Nikkei index neared 15,000, a five-year high, as more signs emerged that…
6 Dec 2005
A return to form for lead?
Commodities

A return to form for lead?

Lead has quite a past. It was used to build the legendary water systems of ancient Rome (one of the many theories about the decline of Rome is that th…
6 Dec 2005
Tough times ahead for 2006
Stockmarkets

Tough times ahead for 2006

Only a few weeks ago it looked as if the game was up as markets around the world plummeted. Now, however, the bulls are back in charge.
5 Dec 2005