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Hong Kong’s brain drain
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Chinese economy

Hong Kong’s brain drain

A change in the political atmosphere and a harsh zero-Covid regime has seen thousands flee the global financial hub. Does it have a future – or will S…
14 May 2022
James Anderson: innovation is still the key to returns
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Investment strategy

James Anderson: innovation is still the key to returns

James Anderson, the man behind the Scottish Mortgage investment trust, tells Merryn Somerset Webb what he’d buy now
13 May 2022
How to invest in litigation finance – and get returns from bankrolling legal disputes
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How to invest in litigation finance – and get returns from bankrolling legal disputes

Lawsuits are a trillion-dollar business and litigation-finance firms play a key role in funding claims. The accounting can be complex, but there are o…
12 May 2022
The return of the Marcos dynasty to the Philippines
Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr
Emerging markets

The return of the Marcos dynasty to the Philippines

The Philippines has elected Bongbong Marcos as president, three decades after his family was ousted from power in a popular revolution. What does that…
12 May 2022
Britain’s post-Brexit trade chaos
Jacob Rees-Mogg
UK Economy

Britain’s post-Brexit trade chaos

The government has yet again postponed introducing post-Brexit checks on EU imports. Why has it done this, and does it matter?
7 May 2022
Which house-price index is the best?
Property

Which house-price index is the best?

Britain is obsessed with house prices, and we have at least four house-price indices to choose from to measure the rate of increase in the value of ou…
6 May 2022
Invest in commercial property – British landlords are back in business
Property

Invest in commercial property – British landlords are back in business

Much of the UK commercial property sector was hit hard by the pandemic. Property prices are now snapping back, but there’s still compelling value in r…
6 May 2022
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Should you fix your mortgage? Interest rates have hit a five-year high
Mortgages

Should you fix your mortgage? Interest rates have hit a five-year high

Mortgage interest rates hit a five-year high last month. So should you fix your mortgage rate? And if so, how long should you fix for? Ruth Jackson in…
4 May 2022
What is a windfall tax?
UK Economy

What is a windfall tax?

Windfall taxes are levied on industries that have benefited the most from unusual economic conditions, earning above average profits. They are often a…
3 May 2022
Alex Jones: America’s top crank goes bust
People

Alex Jones: America’s top crank goes bust

Alex Jones is the world’s loudest and most prolific conspiracy theorist. Now his claims have failed to stand up in court and his Infowars website has …
1 May 2022
The emerging-markets debt crisis
Emerging markets

The emerging-markets debt crisis

Slowing global growth, surging inflation and rising interest rates are squeezing emerging economies harder than most. Are we on the brink of a major c…
30 Apr 2022
The race to put art on the moon
Alternative investments

The race to put art on the moon

Two space cadets are hoping for a big pay day by putting works of art on the moon. Chris Carter reports
28 Apr 2022
Macron has failed France – but there is still plenty to invest in
European stockmarkets

Macron has failed France – but there is still plenty to invest in

Emmanuel Macron won a convincing victory in France's presidential election, but he has no clear vision for halting the country’s decline. Frédéric Gui…
28 Apr 2022
Why we need to chop off the “dead hand” of the Treasury
UK Economy

Why we need to chop off the “dead hand” of the Treasury

HM Treasury, the department in charge of long-term growth, fiscal policy, and departmental budgets, is a single bloated behemoth. It would be better t…
23 Apr 2022
The best markets in Asia and how to invest in them
Emerging markets

The best markets in Asia and how to invest in them

China and Indonesia should do well over the next year, while India and Vietnam have exceptional long-term prospects. From tech giants to banks, there …
22 Apr 2022
Richard Liu: the downfall of China’s Jeff Bezos
People

Richard Liu: the downfall of China’s Jeff Bezos

Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the tech barons claims another scalp as Richard Liu, founder of JD.com, China’s second-biggest ecommerce giant, steps down. …
18 Apr 2022
Why new technology is the future of the construction industry
Global Economy

Why new technology is the future of the construction industry

The construction industry faces many challenges. New technologies from augmented reality and digitisation to exoskeletons and robotics can help solve …
18 Apr 2022
Is China set to dominate the world?
Asian economy

Is China set to dominate the world?

Having secured a presidency for life within the country’s borders, Xi Jinping is now going for world domination – not out of megalomania, but a concer…
14 Apr 2022
Arkady Volozh: Founder of Yandex's legacy is at threat due to Ukraine war
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Arkady Volozh: Founder of Yandex's legacy is at threat due to Ukraine war

Arkady Volozh has been hailed as a visionary leader in the tech industry and spent 20 years building Russia’s tech giant, Yandex. The Ukraine war thr…
11 Apr 2022
Will higher trade-union power cause a wage-price spiral?
UK Economy

Will higher trade-union power cause a wage-price spiral?

Inflation is hotting up, leading workers to demand wage rises to compensate. Union membership is on the rise again. Will this spark a wage-price spira…
8 Apr 2022
UBI which was once unthinkable is being rolled out around the world. What's going on?
Global Economy

UBI which was once unthinkable is being rolled out around the world. What's going on?

Universal basic income, the idea that everyone should be paid a liveable income by the state, no strings attached, was once for the birds. Now it seem…
8 Apr 2022
A world of choice in uncertain markets
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A world of choice in uncertain markets

Why a globally diversified basket of equities might be worth the risk over the long term.
4 Apr 2022