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May seeks a compromise on Brexit

The PM turns her back on the eurosceptics and reaches out to Jeremy Corbyn. Emily Hohler reports.

The trouble with a customs union

A customs union sounds like a nice idea in theory, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But in reality, it’s a terrible one.

The opportunities for investors in private equity

A shift away from listed stocks towards privately-held companies reflects the advantages of private equity. No portfolio should be without exposure to this form of investment, says Max King

British stocks are due a bounce

Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound, says David Stevenson.

Immunotherapy: new hope in the battle against cancer

Immunotherapy is a burgeoning sector that heralds a breakthrough against the world’s second-most deadly disease. Dr Mike Tubbs explains how investors can benefit too.

Italy: one big threat to strike off your worry list for 2019

Some investors are worried that Italy’s huge debt combined with its populist government could spark another crisis in the eurozone. But it won’t come to that, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?

Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Dominic Frisby, is should you sell palladium and buy platinum?

Why you shouldn't pay full-price for a shoddy new-build house

Housebuilder Persimmon is to allow buyers to hold back some of the purchase price of their new-build home until problems are resolved. It’s a start, but it’s hardly revolutionary.

Book of the week: irrational markets and investor psychology

A Crisis of Beliefs
Academic economists Nicola Gennaioli and Andrei Shleifer argue that financial markets can, behave in irrational ways.

Alexion: a rare opportunity in biotech

Alexion focuses on diseases that affect only a tiny proportion of the population – a lucrative niche.

A short, but to-the-point look at Brexit

Book review: Ninve lessons in Brexit
Ivan Roger makes a lot of good points in his analysis of where we’ve been going wrong with Brexit.

Passing on your pension when you die

Your pension can be a valuable part of inheritance-tax planning, says David Prosser.

Great frauds in history: Bernard Ebbers and WorldCom

In 1998, WorldCom was the world’s second-biggest telephone company. At its peak, it had a market cap of $186bn, and its founder, Bernard Ebber, had an estimated fortune of $1.4bn

Brace yourself – the global economy might be healthier than it looks

Investors have been worried about a global recession since the start of the year. But the latest indicators suggest things might not be so bad. John Stepek looks at what’s changed.

Parents are missing out on tax-free childcare

Take-up of the government’s new tax-free childcare scheme has been “dire” – ensure you claim what you can.

Herald: a tried and tested investment trust

Institutional investors keep their distance, but Katie Potts, manager of the Herald Investment Trust, is clearly doing something right.

Betting on politics: the North of Tyne mayor

Matthew Partridge turns his attention to the forthcoming mayoral election in the North of Tyne combined area, due to take place in May.

Chart of the week: rhodium on the rise

Rhodium has gained more than 30% this year, and now costs at least twice as much as gold or palladium.

Are active fund managers doomed?

Investors are beginning to notice that active fund managers don’t provide value for money. So, asks John Stepek, do they have a future?

Charles Dunstone: Fortunes change for the “lucky idiot”

Carphone Warehouse founder Sir Charles Dunstone enjoyed a hot streak of success as mobile phones took off and he became Britain’s first telecoms billionaire. Now, troubles are multiplying.

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