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Small business: How to stay safe from cybercrime

Small and medium-sized enterprises are tempting targets for cybercriminals. David Prosser explains how to keep your business safe.

Grandparents allowances: make sure you claim pension benefits for babysitting

Many people may be missing out on future state pension benefits because they’re unaware of grandparents allowances that reward them for caring for young children.

Is Kier Group worth buying after its post-profit-warning share-price plunge?

Shares at construction and outsourcing contractor Kier Group have taken a nosedive. Matthew Partridge examines why and asks if now is a good time to buy.

Great frauds in history: Horatio Bottomley

Horatio Bottomley – twice elected to Parliament and once considered for a cabinet post – was also a swindler and an embezzler.

What would a Jeremy Corbyn government mean for your business?

The resignation of Theresa May as prime minister, combined with the poor showing for both Labour and Conservatives in the European Parliament elections, could pave the way for an early general election in the UK. If Labour wins control of the government, what can businesses expect?

Investors beware: regulators are moving in on the big tech companies

Regulatory action against the big tech companies should serve as a warning to investors of just how fragile these stocks’ valuations are.

Five questions for: Karim Kaddoura, co-founder, Virtuo

MoneyWeek talks to Karim Kaddoura, co-founder of mobile-phone based car-rental firm, Virtuo.

R&D tax relief capped for small businesses

Small businesses’ access to valuable tax relief when investing in research and development (R&D) could be curtailed by attempts to crack down on fraud in the system.

What to know when picking a mortgage broker

When picking a mortgage broker, it’s important to know the different types, and how much you should expect to pay.

Don’t use your pension to buy a house

The frankly stupid idea that pension-fund cash should be available to be used for a house has reared its ugly head again. It should be fiercely resisted, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What Neil Woodford’s woes mean for your money

With the suspension of dealing in Neil Woodford’s Equity Income fund, John Stepek looks at where it all went wrong for the “star” fund manager, and what it means for you.

The seven best investment opportunities in India and Indonesia

Asia contains numerous interesting developments for adventurous investors to keep a close eye on. Here, David Stevenson looks at seven of the best
investment opportunities in India and Indonesia.

Another bite at shorting Just Eat

Despite the recent fall in its share price, Just Eat is still valued at 38 times 2020 earnings. That seems optimistic, says Matthew Partridge.

Woodford’s woes compound as Woodford Equity Income is suspended

Troubled fund manager Neil Woodford has suspended dealing in his Woodford Equity Income fund “with immediate effect” after a torrid few years.

New tenant fees law could cost landlords up to £83m

The new Tenant Fees Act, which bans excessive fees and caps the deposit tenants can be charged, could cost landlords up to £83m a year and lettings agencies £157m, says the government.

Is Donald Trump a genius? Or should we simply take him at face value?

After Donald Trump’s election, the market gave him the benefit of the doubt. That may have been a mistake. And its unwillingness to change its mind may prove costly. John Stepek explains why confirmation bias is such a dangerous thing.

Chart of the week: China’s trade war trump card

China is by far the dominant supplier of rare earth metals – a group of 17 elements used in applications ranging from military and industrial lasers to energy-saving light fittings – accounting for 71% of the entire global supply.

Five key tasks for the next prime minister

Our next prime minister should not obsess about Brexit, but face up to other pressing issues, says Matthew Lynn.

Is inequality on the rise?

Inequality isn’t rising – at least not in Britain – and not in purely economic terms as measured by income. But the big picture is more complicated. Simon Wilson reports.

The charts that matter: the great bond bubble revisited

A slide in bond yields this week has driven the yield curve lower. John Stepek looks at how this has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.

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