Book, film and theatre reviews

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MoneyWeek's film theatre and book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment, plus film and theatre reviews.


Why China is set to hit the Great Wall of Debt

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The engine of global growth is set to slow sharply and that will have implications for investors all around the world, author Dinny McMahon tells Merryn Somerset Webb.

Book in the news… how America lost China to communism

Cover of The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-47

Book review: The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-47
A look at the often overlooked early stages of the Cold War in Asia.

Book of the week: Trouble ahead for passive investing

Cover of The End of Indexing: Six Structural Mega-Trends That Threaten Passive Investing

Book review: The End of Indexing: Six Structural Mega-Trends That Threaten Passive Investing
An interesting read that will force you to reassess your investment strategy.

Trump and the economy

Cover of Investing in the Trump Era: How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets

Book review: Investing in the Trump Era: How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets
Some much-needed pointers as to the issues investors should follow closely in the Trump era.

“Last Exit before Brexit” – Bernard-Henri Lévy’s play contributes little to the debate

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French sage Bernard-Henri Lévy attempts to get to grips with Britain’s decision to leave the EU in this two-hour monologue, but fails to shed much light, says Matthew Partridge.

Book of the week: a history of the euro

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Book review:
Few books on the euro convey as much passion and urgency surrounding the issue of the single currency.

Film review: Molly's Game

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Film review: Molly’s Game
For all its faults, this film is still a cut above the average biopic.

Book in the news: a lively account of a turbulent relationship

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Book review: From Cold War to Hot Peace
Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul’s account is part personal memoir and part overview of US-Russian relations in the last 40 years.

High stakes in Asian waters

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Book review: Asian Waters
The struggle for supremacy in the South China Sea.

Book of the week: central bankers and how to hold them to account

Book review: Unelected Power
Paul Tucker, fellow at Harvard University and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, examines the rise of central bankers, a new class of technocrats.

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