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Moscow’s It girl takes on Putin

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Moscow talk-show host Ksenia Sobchak says she wants to unite the opposition against Putin. Can she be believed?

Money makers: An eccentric approach to wine-making

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Seventeenth-century courtier Sir Kenelm Digby lent his name and eccentricity to the art of English wine-making.

Five questions for… Toby Phipps, managing director, Skismart

Toby Phipps of SkiSmart

Skismart is an online business offering top-brand ski and snowboard clothing for hire.

Albert Edwards: Bitcoin is a bubble

That bitcoin is in a bubble is beyond doubt, reckons investment guru Albert Edwards. The trouble is, it’s distracting us from another bubble.

David Rosenberg: The last year of the cycle

2018 is starting to look a lot like 1988, 1999 and 2006, reckons investment guru David Rosenberg. Investors should make the most of the next 12 months.

Stormy new course for rainbow nation

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A quarter of a century ago, Cyril Ramaphosa couldn’t have imagined he was on the brink of securing the South African presidency.

Money makers: A carton of boys’ tears goes viral

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Ilse Valfré turned her drawing hobby into a profitable business designing fashion worn by celebrities.

The power brokers who will shape 2018

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It’s been a year of surprises – but who will make their mark in the months ahead?

Five questions for… Mark Sheath, Jengers Craft Bakery

Mark Sheath, Jengers Craft Bakery

Jengers Craft Bakery is a family-owned retail and wholesale bakery business, well-known for its delicious doughnuts.

Ben Inker: what could go wrong

Inflation in America probably won’t surge higher, reckons GMO’s Ben Inker. Nevertheless, investors shouldn’t discount it.

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