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Great frauds in history: the Hound of Hounslow

"Flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao made around $70m from manipulating the futures market.
25 Mar 2020
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Peter Thiel: Utopian elite flee for "Galt’s Gulch"

Peter Thiel, the tech tycoon who founded PayPal, has long been prepared for a flight from societal collapse. As coronavirus panic spreads, where is th…
23 Mar 2020
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The biggest bailout in history?

The massive economic shock caused by the coronavirus is forcing governments to take radical action. So what is our government doing and how does it co…
21 Mar 2020
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Forget stocks – handbags have outperformed them all

A surprising collectable has been trouncing other asset classes. Chris Carter reports
20 Mar 2020
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The coronavirus crisis: will the cure be worse than the disease?

Governments and central banks across the globe are scrambling to get ahead of the coronavirus crisis, writes John Stepek. Will they succeed? And what …
19 Mar 2020
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Barclay twins: billionaire brothers square off in court

The Barclay twins spent 60 years building a business empire together. Now, they are squabbling over the spoils and threatening lawsuits.
16 Mar 2020
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Airline industry braces for turbulence

The economics of airlines make them particularly vulnerable to external shocks, such as the Covid-19 virus outbreak. Flybe was the first to fall. Will…
14 Mar 2020
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Great frauds in history: Kautilya Pruthi’s Ponzi scheme

Kautilya Nandan Pruthi persuaded a large number of clients including famous sportsman and actors, to part with over £100m, which he used to fund his p…
11 Mar 2020

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Does Britain need more runways?

MPs thought Heathrow needed a new runway and voted for one; the Supreme Court has now scotched the idea. But there are other ways to increase airport …
7 Mar 2020
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Jack Welch: Americans have got to “work like dogs”

Jack Welch saw earlier than most that Asian competitors were coming for corporate America’s lunch. He revolutionised business management in response…
6 Mar 2020
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Coronavirus: what happens next?

The immediate impact of the coronavirus outbreak is bad enough, writes John Stepek. But the real risk is that it could change our financial system for…
5 Mar 2020
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Innovative Finance Isas available to invest in now

Innovative Finance Isas have been around since April 2016, but are only now becoming widely available. Here, we present a comprehensive list of IFIsas…
5 Mar 2020
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Great frauds in history: Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone

How Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone's "Omnium" scam grew into the Great Stock Exchange Fraud of 1814.
4 Mar 2020
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Five questions for: Joanna Reynolds, CEO of The Folio Society

Joanna Reynolds' company, The Folio Society, publishes illustrated hardback books.
2 Mar 2020
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Can “super geek” Jeff Bezos save the planet?

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, seen by some as the “evil face of capitalism”, is becoming a power beyond the reach of his multi-tentacled company. His next a…
2 Mar 2020
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Britain’s new immigration system

Free movement from the EU ends next year and Britain has taken back control of its borders. What will that mean in practical terms? And who benefits?
29 Feb 2020
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Theatre review: The Visit

Friedrich Dürrenmatt's Swiss classic The Visit, transported to 1950s America, poses the question: how much would you kill for?
28 Feb 2020
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Investing in hydrogen: the cleaner, greener fuel that will power the future

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and when it burns it releases nothing but energy and water. Could it be the answer to our climat…
27 Feb 2020
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Great frauds in history: Charles Keating

Charles Keating's junk bond scam let the American taxpayer on the hook for $3.4bn.
26 Feb 2020
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Rishi Sunak: the maharaja of the Yorkshire Dales

Rishi Sunak is taking the reins of the world’s fifth-largest economy at a crucial juncture. The unflashy but likeable youngster may be just the man fo…
20 Feb 2020
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The end of outsourcing? Why companies are taking back control

Until fairly recently, corporations did everything in-house rather than delegate activities to others. Now the “vertical integration” model is making …
20 Feb 2020
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Les Wexner: the Merlin of the Mall loses his magic

Les Wexner built a retail empire from scratch and made a fortune in the process. He ended up placing his trust and many powers in the hands of disgrac…
20 Feb 2020
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Five questions for: Michael Kaye, CEO of Talking Drum

Talking Drum is a West African restaurant serving traditional Nigerian cuisine.
19 Feb 2020