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Alessio Rastani: Why the euro is going to be trashed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

The fastest way for Draghi to kickstart the economy is to trash the euro, says Alessio Rastani


Justin Urquhart Stewart: Britain vs Germany

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

The Germans may have victory on the football pitch, but economically we’re equal, says the Seven Investment Management founder


Justin Urquhart Stewart: The French economy needs a revolution

Mon, 14 Jul 2014

The French are celebrating revolution, but it’s their economy that needs it now, says the Seven Investment Management founder


Justin Urquhart Stewart: There's more cash swishing around, but where does it go?

Mon, 7 Jul 2014

Let’s see businesses using cash for investment, says the Seven Investment Management founder

Alessio Rastani, financial trader and founder of

Alessio Rastani: How to profit from Brazil today

Fri, 4 Jul 2014

Why Brazil’s stock market may be more predictable than the World Cup results

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Alessio Rastani: A new internet revolution is coming... are you ready?

A major revolution in how you use the internet is coming your way…


Justin Urquhart Stewart: Hurrah for British manufacturing - bravo Ireland

“Yes we do make things!” says the Seven Investment Management founder

Hampstead home

Alessio Rastani: 3 troubling charts for real estate investors

Is now the right time to invest in property?


Google loses $22bn in value on 6% share drop. What's the market so worried about?

Google’s shares dropped 6% on Wednesday, the equivalent of $22bn in value.

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The biggest UK tech float in almost a decade: £1.47bn JUST EAT

London-based JUST EAT is making its debut today on the London Stock Exchange, and its 260p share price will give it a market capitalisation of a very tasty £1.47bn.

David Beckham

David Beckham and Class of '92 stars eyeing £2bn takeover of Manchester United

David Beckham and Manchester United’s famous “Class of ‘92” are eyeing a £2bn takeover of the club.

Amit Bhatia

Amit Bhatia: Why the UK’s traditional manufacturing industries need to be more entrepreneurial

Amit Bhatia, QPR co-owner and chairman of Hope Construction Materials, on rejuvenating UK manufacturing

Retirement - old hands

Budget 2014: Changes to pensions explained

The Chancellor’s pension reforms were the most radical change in policy we saw, and could potentially affect the whole population.

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley

Five billionaire British families richer than poorest 20% put together

Crikey – Oxfam has done a pretty eye-opening bit of research showing that the five richest families in the UK have more wealth among them than the poorest 20% of our population put together.

George Soros

Is this George Soros and Carl Icahn-backed firm running a "pyramid scheme"?

George Soros and Carl Icahn both hold stakes in it, but controversial US firm Herbalife has come under consistent fire from rival investor William Ackman over its allegedly dubious operations.

Len Blavatnik

Meet the 15 richest billionaires in the UK

The most recent world rich list has just been published, and it turns out that there are 77 billionaires in the UK.


Russian rouble at all-time low as Ukraine crisis deepens

The Russian rouble has hit an all-time low against both the dollar and the euro following Russia’s deployment of troops in Ukraine’s Crimea region over the weekend.

Wikipedia’s founder just joined this UK business as co-chair – so what is it?

As the creator of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales is undoubtedly one of the godfathers of the internet as we know it. So when he takes on a new role, it’s worth taking pretty serious note of the business he’s vesting his interests in.


UK has second-worst state pension in developed world – after Mexico

The UK is second only to Mexico in the meagreness of its state pension, new research from the Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation (OECD) has found.

Twitter logos on computer screen

Twitter valued at $18bn+ in biggest tech market debut since Facebook

Twitter shares were priced at $26 ahead of the company’s trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange today, giving the company a valuation of more than $18bn.

Wine glasses

We're facing a global wine shortage, says report

Sorry for this bit of glass-half-empty news to start the day, but we are on the brink of a global wine shortage, according to Morgan Stanley.

Pillar Box

Royal Mail share prices soar as City firms revalue business

Royal Mail’s share prices have risen to extraordinary heights, boosted by City firms that have upped their initial valuation of the business.


Twitter IPO will value it at $11bn, despite no profits

Twitter is still yet to turn a profit and made a loss of $69m in the first six months of 2013.

Royal Mail sale

Hedge fund TCI revealed as Royal Mail's biggest shareholder

Hedge fund honcho Chris Hohn was yesterday revealed as Royal Mail’s single biggest investor after his hedge fund took a 5.82% stake in the postal giant worth some £280m.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway slashes Tesco stake by £300m

Legendary investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has reduced its stake in Tesco by £300m.

Royal Mail sale

Five reasons not to buy Royal Mail shares

The price is right, said Vince Cable of the Royal Mail share prices yesterday.

Rising price of stamps to hit direct mail firms hard

Royal Mail IPO: Small investors to get more shares

Investors who have applied for Royal Mail shares will get at least get the minimum allocation of £750, ministers hinted yesterday.

London jobs

2013 will be a "game changing" year for jobs as vacancies expected to climb

George Osborne may have come under fire yesterday for announcing that the economic recovery was here at last, but new research out today suggests the Chancellor may not be full of hot air after all.

jaguar II

Jaguar Land Rover add 1,700 new direct jobs and further 24,000 in supply chain

British car manufacturing once looked dead in the water, but the rise of ever more advanced models has helped lead to a revival in recent years. Iconic car maker Jaguar Land Rover is now adding to the charge with its announcement that it will generate 1,700 new UK jobs at its Birmingham plant.

Mary Portas, Queen of Shops

Mary Portas’ plan is foolish stunt, 20,000 shops may close, says ex-Iceland boss  

The queen of the high street, Mary Portas has been slammed by an independent report conducted by Bill Grimsey the former boss of DIY chain Wilkes and supermarket group Iceland.

Denbies tasting

"UK Kickstarter for wine" Naked Wines scores a $10m investment

The UK-based “Kickstarter for wine” Naked Wines has scored a $10m (£6.5m) investment to help its expansion plans into the US and Australia markets.

gold bars

Chris Darbyshire: What the Roman Empire tells us about investing in gold today

Just because it’s gold, doesn’t mean it glitters

A Ferrari waits outside the May Fair Hotel

Vroom! The UK beats Germany to become Ferrari's biggest market in Europe

If you thought Ferraris in the UK are only the preserve of Iraqi playboys or Russian oligarchs, you’re wrong.

UK Ireland Map

Well done us! The UK gets the most inward investment in Europe

Britain kept its top spot out of all European countries in terms of inward investment (i.e. investment from foreign parties). The UK posted an 11% rise in inward investment compared with last year.

RBS Window, person walks by

RBS probes itself over unused £20bn for small business lending

The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched a review of its lending to SMEs after unearthing £20bn in untapped cash reserves that could be used to back businesses.

Africa is a very popular destination with escapees

Bob Geldof slams "criminally non-innovative" funds industry for ignoring Africa

The global funds industry is guilty of a lack of innovative thinking by failing to invest in Africa, according to rockstar and political activist Bob Geldof.

The current Dragon's Den line-up, Deborah Meaden, Duncan Bannatyne, Hilary Devey, Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis

Dragons back entrepreneurs "as much" as banks, survey suggests

Around one in five entrepreneurs successfully got backing from the angel investors on the TV show Dragons’ Den, a comparable rate to the big banks, a survey has suggested.

Dr Gerard Lyons

Mayor's top aide to investigate pros and cons of UK leaving EU

London Mayor Boris Johnson has got his top economic aide to look into what would happen if Britain left the EU.

Pradeep Jethi

Q&A: Pradeep Jethi, CEO of the Social Stock Exchange    

Asa Bennett talks to the SSE chief about his Big Society market

Boris Johnson

London has £111m fund burning hole in its pocket

A £111m government investment fund, earmarked for helping London SMEs and businesses, has been left unspent, it emerged yesterday.

London skyline

$4tn wealth fund group eyes London for HQ

London is set for a boost in its bid to remain the world’s global financial centre thanks to the interest of an association of large sovereign wealth funds.

Canary Wharf and the financial district

Osborne backs bank break-up powers

Chancellor George Osborne has signalled his support for giving financial regulators the powers to force banks to split their high street and investment operations.

carlos slim

Who are the 20 richest people in the world?

This index has just been released by Bloomberg Markets

Alessio Rastani: The dumbest investment idea on earth

Alessio Rastani: The dumbest investment idea on earth

Remember the trader who told the BBC that “Goldman Sachs rules the world”? This is his column

Is Gold safe investment in a financial crisis?

Alessio Rastani: Is gold a safe investment in a financial crisis?

Remember the trader who told the BBC that “Goldman Sachs rules the world”? This is his column

Some bottles of wine in a cellar - Burgundy is the new Claret - WineChap

WineChap: Investing in pleasure is the new investing

Dream of starting your own cellar? Here’s how to do it

Greg Secker

The Trader: Why philanthropic investment can help your business

This week, forex trader Greg Secker swaps his trading hat for his charity one

City traders - greg Secker on the psychology of rogue traders

The Trader: The psychology of rogue traders

This week world-renowned Forex trader Greg Secker investigates what motivates the rogue trader

The Three Dancers (1925), by Pablo Picasso, on display during a press preview of the 'Picasso and Modern British Art' exhibition, at Tate Britain in London.

London arts investment figures revealed

Private investment in the arts in London has increased by more than double the national average, figures reveal.


The Trader: Is it possible to make a significant second income from part-time trading?

Fancy yourself as a part-time trader do you? This week, our stock market and trading columnist Greg Secker explains how it’s done

Entrepreneur raises £100k through crowd funding

A London-based entrepreneur is flying high after securing funding for his business.

Investors prosper as UK companies pay record dividends

Investors in the City of London were cheered by record dividends of £67.8bn last year, according to research.

Stock market

Ask Clem: "What stock markets should I be looking at?"

Clem Chambers, founder of and one of the City’s most well-known characters, answers your questions

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