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Zhang Yiming: the perfectionist behind the TikTok craze
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Zhang Yiming: the perfectionist behind the TikTok craze

Youngsters have gone mad for TikTok, a video-sharing app launched by a Chinese tech company. But the firm’s links to the regime in Beijing have sparke…
12 Jul 2020
The truth about Boris Johnson’s “New Deal” package of infrastructure spending
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UK Economy

The truth about Boris Johnson’s “New Deal” package of infrastructure spending

The prime minister promised a package of Rooseveltian proportions to grow the economy out of its Covid-19-induced torpor. Just how impressive is it re…
11 Jul 2020
Can the outperformance of the US market continue?
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Can the outperformance of the US market continue?

SPONSORED CONTENT – The US has rallied far more aggressively than its peers. Why have European equities fallen so far behind?
10 Jul 2020
Quiz of the week 4 – 10 July
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 4 – 10 July

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
10 Jul 2020
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Reach for the stars: how to profit from a new era of space exploration
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Reach for the stars: how to profit from a new era of space exploration

It has been almost 50 years since someone walked on the Moon and Mars seemed just a short hop away. But now the final frontier is back in fashion, s…
9 Jul 2020
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Great frauds in history: the bank that cooked the books
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Great frauds in history: the bank that cooked the books

When loans made by the City of Glasgow Bank turned bad, its management falsified the balance sheet, overstated its gold reserves and issued false stat…
6 Jul 2020
Wirecard's Markus Braun: schmoozing the elite with tech twaddle
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Wirecard's Markus Braun: schmoozing the elite with tech twaddle

Markus Braun, the self-styled tech visionary behind failed German tech firm Wirecard, was adept at fooling the gullible. There were red flags from the…
4 Jul 2020

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What exactly is going on in the Wirecard scandal?
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What exactly is going on in the Wirecard scandal?

Wirecard, a darling of the German fintech sector, has collapsed and its boss has been charged with fraud. Red flags have waved for years, yet the regu…
4 Jul 2020
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Will inflation return – or is “Japanification” the real threat?
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Will inflation return – or is “Japanification” the real threat?

SPONSORED CONTENT – Should we actually be concerned about deflation in the wake of Covid-19?
3 Jul 2020
Quiz of the week 27 June – 3 July
Global Economy

Quiz of the week 27 June – 3 July

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
3 Jul 2020
A bright future: the best ways to invest in solar energy
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A bright future: the best ways to invest in solar energy

Solar energy was long dismissed as unprofitable and unproven. But it has come of age. It is providing stiff competition to conventional energy sources…
3 Jul 2020
Ben Francis: how I made £138m before the age of 30
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Ben Francis: how I made £138m before the age of 30

At the age of 19, Ben Francis spent £1,000 in savings on a sewing machine and screen printer, and learnt how to make garments for the bodybuilding sce…
1 Jul 2020
Great frauds in history: Nick Leeson – the man who broke Barings Bank
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Great frauds in history: Nick Leeson – the man who broke Barings Bank

"Rogue trader" Nick Leeson’s losses cost his employer, Barings Bank, an estimated £860m, plunging it into bankruptcy.
1 Jul 2020
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Tatyana Bakalchuk: the woman creating a Russian Amazon
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Tatyana Bakalchuk: the woman creating a Russian Amazon

Wildberries, the business Tatyana Bakalchuk founded in her Moscow apartment while on maternity leave in 2004, has become Russia’s leading ecommerce si…
30 Jun 2020
Abigail Forsyth and KeepCup: riding a green wave to profits
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Abigail Forsyth and KeepCup: riding a green wave to profits

KeepCup’s sustainable branding captured the public mood about the environmental costs of disposable cups.
29 Jun 2020
Jack Dorsey: Twitter’s chief comes of age
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Jack Dorsey: Twitter’s chief comes of age

Jack Dorsey has had a turbulent ride of late, but his strategy of thinking big and biding his time seems to be paying off.
29 Jun 2020
Should the pensions triple lock be scrapped?
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Should the pensions triple lock be scrapped?

The pensions triple lock had been a key plank of the government’s offer to older voters, but the promise to gold-plate the state pension is looking in…
27 Jun 2020
Quiz of the week 20-26 June
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Quiz of the week 20-26 June

Test your recollection of the events of the last seven days with MoneyWeek's quiz of the week.
26 Jun 2020
Have small companies lost their edge?
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Have small companies lost their edge?

SPONSORED CONTENT – The tectonic plates beneath the modern investing landscape appear to have started moving in new directions
26 Jun 2020
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Healthy profits: how to make money from investing in medical technology
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Healthy profits: how to make money from investing in medical technology

There’s far more to the health sector than whizzy new pills, says Dr. Mike Tubbs. He reviews the latest developments in areas ranging from robotic sur…
25 Jun 2020
The facts about gold
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The facts about gold

Gold fires our imaginations like no other metal. Chris Carter looks at its history, its uses, and how to invest.
24 Jun 2020
Great frauds in history: Nevin Shapiro’s groceries scam
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Great frauds in history: Nevin Shapiro’s groceries scam

Nevin Shapiro's "grocery diverting" business was in reality nothing more than a Ponzi scheme.
24 Jun 2020