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Ian and Richard Livingstone: the brothers who built a $7.2bn fortune
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Ian and Richard Livingstone: the brothers who built a $7.2bn fortune

As 20-somethings, Ian and Richard Livingstone began snapping up cheap London property. Their knack for spotting promising but underrated assets has se…
28 Feb 2021
How Big Tech was humbled Down Under
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How Big Tech was humbled Down Under

An Australian law forcing tech companies to share their profits with news organisations is a crucial test of the evolving power relations between gove…
27 Feb 2021
27 February 1900: The launch of the Labour Party
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27 February 1900: The launch of the Labour Party

Responding to the need for a single political party to represent the trade unions, the Labour Party was formed on this day in 1900.
27 Feb 2021
Great frauds in history: Helmut Kiener, Germany’s mini-Madoff
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Great frauds in history: Helmut Kiener, Germany’s mini-Madoff

The performance of Helmut Kiener’s fund of funds, which invested money from institutions and private investors into hedge funds, seemed too good to be…
25 Feb 2021
24 February 1981: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer announce their engagement
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24 February 1981: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer announce their engagement

On this day in 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer made their engagement official in front of the world's press at Buckingham Palace.
24 Feb 2021
23 February 1963: The case of the electrified Land Rover
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23 February 1963: The case of the electrified Land Rover

On this day in 1963, an unsuspecting bobby gets a shock when he stumbles upon an electrified Land Rover.
23 Feb 2021
23 February 1820: the Cato Street Conspiracy unravels
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23 February 1820: the Cato Street Conspiracy unravels

The Bow Street Runners burst in on the Cato Street conspirators, frustrating their plans to massacre the entire Cabinet, on this day in 1820.
23 Feb 2021
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22 February 1974: riots break out at the “Patty Hearst ransom” food handouts
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22 February 1974: riots break out at the “Patty Hearst ransom” food handouts

On this day in 1974, people rioted at food distribution centres in San Francisco, set up as part of a ransom payment for kidnapped heiress Patty Hears…
22 Feb 2021
Cathie Wood: the superstar investor shooting for the stars
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Cathie Wood: the superstar investor shooting for the stars

Cathie Wood has quietly built a reputation for picking the unloved and misunderstood stocks that go on to thrive. She has just launched a new ETF that…
21 Feb 2021
Yet another big shake-up for the NHS – will this one do any good?
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Yet another big shake-up for the NHS – will this one do any good?

The government plans to “take back control” of the health service, ending the market-based reforms and reintroducing central command and control. Is t…
20 Feb 2021
How to invest in the latest developments in hearing technology
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How to invest in the latest developments in hearing technology

Traditionally dismissed as a relative backwater, this branch of medicine is about to move into the limelight thanks to ageing populations and major br…
19 Feb 2021
Three ways a global generalist trust could work within your SIPP
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Three ways a global generalist trust could work within your SIPP

Faith Glasgow of Alliance Trust on the value of a SIPP as part of your retirement plan.
19 Feb 2021
Will cost-cutting catalyse growth?
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Will cost-cutting catalyse growth?

Across a broad range of metrics, the UK market looks better value than it has for decades. Laura Foll, Co-Fund Manager of Lowland Investment Company, …
19 Feb 2021
19 February 1861: Russia emancipates 23 million serfs
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19 February 1861: Russia emancipates 23 million serfs

On this day in in 1861, Tsar Alexander II issued a declaration emancipating 23 million Russian serfs from their feudal overlords.
19 Feb 2021
18 February 1911: First official airmail flight
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18 February 1911: First official airmail flight

On this day in 1911, the first official airmail flight took off from Allahabad in India, with Frenchman Henri Pequet flying a Humber Sommer biplane.
18 Feb 2021
17 February 1958: CND – the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament – is launched
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17 February 1958: CND – the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament – is launched

On this day in 1958, as the nuclear arms race hotted up, 5,000 people crammed in to Westminster’s Central Hall to witness the launch of CND, the Campa…
17 Feb 2021
16 February 1957: The “Toddlers’ Truce” comes to an end
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16 February 1957: The “Toddlers’ Truce” comes to an end

On Saturday, 16 February, 1957, the “Toddlers’ Truce” – a programme-free hour on TV between 6pm and 7pm – was finally broken.
16 Feb 2021
16 February 1659: Britain’s first cheque is issued
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16 February 1659: Britain’s first cheque is issued

Merchant Nicholas Vanacker made out the first British cheque payable to Mr Delboe for the grand sum of £400, dated 16 February 1659.
16 Feb 2021
Profiting from change is the only constant
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Profiting from change is the only constant

If there is one lesson to take from 2020, it’s that investors need to stay on the right side of change. We look at how The Monks Investment Trust appr…
15 Feb 2021
Meet Andy Jassy – the new broom at Amazon
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Meet Andy Jassy – the new broom at Amazon

Andy Jassy is taking over from departing CEO Jeff Bezos at the world’s largest online retailer. Will he be able to fill the founder’s shoes? Jane Lewi…
14 Feb 2021
Can the government's proposals fix the residential cladding crisis?
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Can the government's proposals fix the residential cladding crisis?

In the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster, many homeowners have been left stuck with huge bills to make their properties safe. The government is stepp…
13 Feb 2021
13 February 1914: American artists get organised with ASCAP
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13 February 1914: American artists get organised with ASCAP

On this day in 1914, musicians and writers formed the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) to better enforce their copyrights…
13 Feb 2021