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Economy

Want to understand the European Union? Start with Vichy France

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist Bernard Connolly about Brexit, the true nature of the EU project, and what’s gone wrong with global capitalism…
21 Feb 2019
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Economy

It’s time to take power back from the plutocrats

Tony Blair and Bill Gates aren’t big fans of author Anand Giridharadas. But Merryn Somerset Webb finds he has a lot of good points on plutocrats and t…
7 Feb 2019
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Economy

What’s wrong with capitalism? Too little competition

Powerful corporations have grown too used to dictating terms to consumers, workers and suppliers. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Jonathan Tepper about …
27 Dec 2018
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Economy

The real threat to our global economic and political order

Economics and history didn’t end with the fall of communism after all. TS Lombard’s Charles Dumas tells Merryn Somerset Webb where they’re going next.
26 Oct 2018
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Economy

Why China is set to hit the Great Wall of Debt

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 Merr…
22 Jun 2018
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Stockmarkets

The top contrarian bets for your money today

Japan is set to surprise investors, Alasdair McKinnon of the Scottish Investment Trust tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
8 Jun 2018
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Economy

How to build a better democracy – have less of it

Author and economist Dambisa Moyo has ten proposals to make our democracies more fit for the modern world. But you may not like all of them, warns Mer…
25 May 2018
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Economy

Dambisa Moyo: inequality, growth, and the failure of liberal democracy

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist Dambisa Moyo about her new book, and how to improve democracy and deliver prosperity not just in the West, but…
24 May 2018

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Economy

The balance between value and growth

Investors need to go a long way to find sensibly priced stocks today, but Japan and the US still offer pockets of value, Simon Edelsten tells Merryn S…
9 Mar 2018
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Economy

Richard Thaler: the less attention you pay, the more money you'll have

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author, academic and fund manager Richard Thaler about pensions freedom, central bankers and fund management fees.
9 Oct 2017
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Emerging markets

Where to search for hidden gems

Funds are getting so big they can’t stoop to pick up smaller firms. That’s great for nimbler players such as Nick Greenwood, says Merryn Somerset Webb…
6 Oct 2017
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Michael Lindsell: Why I snapped up Manchester United for my investment fund

Lindsell Train has notched up considerable success by focusing on a few core stocks. Merryn Somerset Webb talked to Michael Lindsell about his strateg…
22 Sep 2017
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People

Paul Mumford: simple steps to successful investing

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to veteran fund manager Paul Mumford about the secret of his successful career and the stocks he's buying now.
20 Feb 2017
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Economy

Gerard Lyons: hard or soft? Let’s go for a “clean” Brexit

We need to stop making such a meal of our exit from the EU and make a clean break. Gerard Lyons tells Merryn Somerset Webb how we might do it.
27 Jan 2017
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Investment gurus

Mark Slater: finding growth at a reasonable price

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to investor Mark Slater about how he consistently finds good, growing companies without spending a fortune.
16 Jan 2017
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Global Economy

The end of the world as we know it

Diana Choyleva tells Merryn Somerset Webb what really caused the financial crisis and how the post-globalisation era will unfold under Donald Trump.
2 Dec 2016
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Economy

Diana Choyleva: the unravelling of globalisation

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist Diana Choyleva about how globalisation is "unravelling", and what that means for the world economy.
2 Dec 2016
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Economy

Investing in the era of Trumpflation

Charlie Morris tells Merryn Somerset Webb what has and hasn’t changed for investors as a result of Donald Trump’s victory, and what to do about it.
25 Nov 2016
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Investment strategy

Charlie Morris: how to invest in the world of Trump

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Charlie Morris, editor of the Fleet Street Letter, about how to invest in the era of Donald Trump.
24 Nov 2016
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Investment gurus

Charles Plowden: where to find long-term growth

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to professional investor Charles Plowden about investing for long-term growth, and where to find companies that will give a…
14 Nov 2016
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Funds

Charles Heenan: the value of doing nothing

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to value investor Charles Heenan of Kennox Asset Management about his investment strategy – and the financial benefits of d…
14 Oct 2016
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Charles Heenan: patience pays for value investors

The secret of success? Stick to what works, buy cheap, hold out for quality and – above all – bide your time, Charles Heenan tells Merryn Somerset Web…
14 Oct 2016
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Investment gurus

Nick Greenwood: the three things to buy now

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to fund manager Nick Greenwood about why you should buy investment trusts over open-ended funds, and his three favourite ar…
6 Oct 2016