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One area of financial markets where ETFs could prove very disruptive

Some people argue that ETFs undermine the structure of the stockmarket. That’s not really true, says John Stepek. But they could spark trouble in another area of the markets.

Beware the secret pension transfer that could leave you with nothing

Men have form when it comes to pension selfishness, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Greedy husbands could transfer all the money and spend the lot, leaving you with nothing.

Iran sanctions: Trump’s biggest gamble yet

America’s decision to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal won’t just hurt the Iranian economy. Higher oil prices and rising geopolitical tensions may also have wider consequences. Simon Wilson reports.

Tax cuts: the Laffer Curve strikes again

When Donald Trump slashed taxes, pundits predicted doom. They should have known better, says Matthew Lynn.

The charts that matter: the end of an era

Gold has finally cracked and dipped below $1,300 an ounce. John Stepek looks at how that and the rest of the charts that matter affect the global economy.

Book in the news: a lively account of a turbulent relationship

Book review: From Cold War to Hot Peace
Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul’s account is part personal memoir and part overview of US-Russian relations in the last 40 years.

High stakes in Asian waters

Book review: Asian Waters
The struggle for supremacy in the South China Sea.

Higher oil prices are here to stay. Here’s why, and what to buy

Matthew Partridge talks to Richard Hulf of the Artemis Global Energy Fund about the state of the oil industry, why US shale is overhyped, and what he’s buying now.

Betting on politics: who will win the Lewisham East by-election?

Matthew Partridge casts an eye over the odds for the candidates in the Lewisham East by-election.

North Korea wavers over nuclear talks

Kim Jong-un’s wavering over nuclear talks with the US could be bluff or it could be cold feet. But it’s too early to write the summit off yet.

Trump’s baffling trade U-turn

Matthew Partridge looks at the US president’s surprising reprieve for Chinese firm ZTE.

Ocado’s surge shows what happens when a hated asset springs a surprise

Shares in online grocer Ocado – hated by investors – suddenly spiked. It shows what can happen when sentiment turns, and holds a lesson for the broader UK market.

BT’s fall from grace

Two years ago telecoms giant BT looked on top of the world. But since then the sprawling business has underperformed. Alice Gråhns reports.

Five questions for... Christoph Rieche, CEO, iwoca

Iwoca is an online startup that provides financing for small businesses.

If your broker goes bust, you may have to pay to get your shares back

Some customers of bust broker Beaufort Securities could suffer unexpected losses as their accounts may be plundered to pay huge administrators’ fees.

The finest still xarello I have ever tasted

HMR White is Matthew Jukes’ pick for spring/summer indulgence – and it is guaranteed to impress your palate.

Become a DIY biotech venture capitalist

A new equity crowdfunding platform wants to become the go-to place for investors in early-stage life science companies.

Small business owners should plan for a new digital tax regime

Soon most businesses will have to file tax returns online. Be prepared, says David Prosser.

Properties for sale with libraries

From an artist’s studio with views of Chelsea to a 12th-century castle in more than 300 acres of grounds in France’s Limousin-Perigord National Park, eight of the best properties for sale with libraries.

Anneke van den Broek: a love of pets inspired a new start

Anneke van den Broek is the founder of Rufus & Coco, a multi-million-dollar pet health and beauty business.

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