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Meet the machine that can see the future

An Oxford professor is developing artificial intelligence that may soon be able to predict the market with remarkable accuracy. Mischa Frankl-Duval fi…
9 Aug 2016
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Delivery drones are(n’t) taking to our skies

Online retail giant Amazon is to test fly delivery drones in UK skies. Mischa Frankl-Duval looks at how likely we are to see them bringing parcels to …
26 Jul 2016
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Olli the driverless bus: what self-driving cars will really look like

A self-driving bus called Olli can learn its passengers' likes and dislikes, and respond naturally to their demands. Could this be the future of drive…
22 Jun 2016
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How a $53m heist could make this crypto-currency more valuable

Ethereum, a “decentralised, bulletproof” computing system based on the blockchain, has suffered a $53m theft. But oddly, says Mischa Frankl Duval, tha…
21 Jun 2016
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Energy

Apple Energy could be the smartphone king's move into solar power

The maker of iPads and iPhones could be moving into the renewable power industry as it registers the company "Apple Energy".
15 Jun 2016
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Funds

Fund in focus: Marlborough Special Situations Fund

The Marlborough Special Situations Fund is based on a very simple premise: smaller companies tend to grow more quickly than large ones.
20 May 2016
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Funds

Hedge funds: Follow the trend

Hedge funds have had a tough year so far. But one subset of the market – trend-following funds – have beaten their more traditional rivals by a wide …
18 Mar 2016
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Commodities

Indonesia: a step in the right direction

Thirty-five sectors in Indonesia are to be opened up to full foreign ownership, while limits in dozens more will be raised.
19 Feb 2016
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Funds

Vanguard: should you take the middle way?

Has Vanguard finally moved into 'smart beta' investing? Mischa Frankl-Duval looks at the American fund giant's latest products.
15 Jan 2016
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Economy

The Celtic Tiger roars again

The Irish economy outstripped all the other members of the single currency bloc last year.
30 Oct 2015
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Don’t lose your shirt on spread betting and CFDs

Spread betting is popular because it offers an easy way to go short and to use leverage. But it’s also easy to run up large losses, says Mischa Frankl…
19 Oct 2015
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Emerging markets

Should you buy into corrupt countries?

Foreign investors running have been pulling out of Malaysia after corruption allegations engulfed the country. But is corruption a reason to avoid cer…
11 Aug 2015
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UK Economy

What does Jeremy Corbyn stand for?

A radical left-wing fantasist or a champion of traditional Labour values? Mischa Frankl-Duval asks what the Labour party would look like under Jeremy …
30 Jul 2015
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Economy

How much does it cost to map the solar system?

Nasa’s Pluto mission cost $700m. But that's cheap compared to some of Nasa's more famous missions. Here, Mischa Frankl-Duval looks at the price of the…
16 Jul 2015
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Economy

Five of the biggest celebrity bankruptcies

Rapper 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy. But he’s hardly the only star ever to run into money problems. Here are four more celebrities who have blown …
14 Jul 2015
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Economy

Five of Fifa’s most extravagant expenses claims

Fifa's more elaborate expense claims make our MPs' look worryingly sober. Mischa Frankl-Duval examines five of the most outlandish.
30 May 2015
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UK Economy

Election 2015: Three big-name politicians whose lives could be very different after 7 May

Some very major political figures could be looking for alternative employment come Thursday, says Mischa Frankl-Duval. Here, he looks at three of the …
4 May 2015
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UK Economy

Election 2015: Will Scotland become a one-party state?

The latest poll predicts the SNP will win every single seat in Scotland. Mischa Frankl-Duval looks at what that means.
30 Apr 2015
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UK Economy

Election 2015: Cameron’s vow to freeze taxes is ‘vacuous’ or ‘snake oil’

Economists and the media alike have slated David Cameron's pledge to freeze taxes for the duration of the next parliament if he is re-elected, says Mi…
29 Apr 2015
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Economy

Chart of the day: Pay is up!

Wages have risen above inflation for the first time since the financial crisis. Could this mean higher interest rates?
18 Feb 2015
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Economy

The real reason Syriza won power – in one simple chart

It's easy to stereoptype Greeks as lazy freeloaders But this chart shows just how much they've had to put up with, and why they voted for Syriza.
26 Jan 2015
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Economy

Today’s game changer: IMF cuts economic forecast

The International Monetary Fund has cut its global economic forecasts for 2015 and 2016. Mischa Frankl-Duval looks at what that means.
20 Jan 2015
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Economy

Game-changer: UK inflation just sank even lower than anyone predicted

UK consumer price inflation slid to 0.5% in December, equalling its lowest ever level. Mischa Frankl-Duval explains what that means.
13 Jan 2015
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Economy

Controversy of the day: Artificial intelligence (AI)

Some of the world’s most powerful people have just signed an open letter addressing the dangers of artificial intelligence. Mischa Frankl-Duval looks …
12 Jan 2015
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Stocks and shares

Today’s game-changer: Moody’s just downgraded Tesco to ‘junk’

There was more bad news for embattled Tesco today, after it emerged that credit rating agency Moody’s had downgraded the supermarket to ‘junk’ status.…
9 Jan 2015
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Economy

Jargon-watch: 'lowflation'

Falling prices the world over have given rise to a new word: 'lowflation'. But what on earth does it mean? Mischa Frankl-Duval explains.
8 Jan 2015
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Stocks and shares

Deep cuts and big sales: Is this a Tesco turnaround?

Tesco shares rose by over 10% following the unveiling of CEO Dave Lewis' plans to turn the supermarket giant around.
8 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

Controversy of the day: Will Sainsbury’s fall next in the Great Supermarket Wars?

Sainsbury's saw its first fall in Christmas sales for a decade. Is it about to suffer the same fate as Tesco?
7 Jan 2015
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Stockmarkets

Chart of the day: How Warren Buffett beat the S&P 500 last year

Warren Buffett’s investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway, performed more than twice as well as America’s S&P 500 index last year. Mischa Frankl-Duval e…
6 Jan 2015
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Economy

Euro slide could be just the beginning

The euro hit a nine-year low against the dollar today. But ECB money-printing and the upcoming Greek elections could soon see the slide spiral out of …
5 Jan 2015