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Ricky Martin: How Brexit has affected the star Apprentice

Matthew Partridge talks to Ricky Martin, recruitment professional and winner of The Apprentice TV show, about how Brexit is likely to affect the recruitment sector. The post Ricky Martin: How Brexit has affected the star Apprentice was first published on MoneyWeek.

We really need to sort out the housing market before it destroys our economy

High levels of debt can cripple an economy. And our cycle of property boom and bust means the most dangerous form of debt is the mortgage. John Stepek explains why. The post We really need to sort out the housing market before it destroys our economy was first published on MoneyWeek.

Why the People's Trust failed to get off the ground

Daniel Godfrey's attempt to transform fund management with his People's Trust' failed. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why. The post Why the People's Trust failed to get off the ground was first published on MoneyWeek.

Why Catalonia wants to go it alone

The Catalan president is on the verge of declaring independence from Spain following a disputed and bloody referendum last week. What happens next? Simon Wilson reports. The post Why Catalonia wants to go it alone was first published on MoneyWeek.

How to thrive during a no deal' divorce

The growing possibility that Britain could leave the European Union without a deal poses some tough questions for investors. Matthew Lynn proposes five strategies to see you through. The post How to thrive during a no deal' divorce was first published on MoneyWeek.

Another good reason to invest in Japan – more workers and higher wages

John Stepek looks at more evidence for investing in Japan. Plus, the rest of the charts that matter. The post Another good reason to invest in Japan – more workers and higher wages was first published on MoneyWeek.

The world's greatest investors: Anne Scheiber

After suffering big losses in the 1930s due to poor advice from her stockbroker, Anne Scheiber took direct control of her investments. The post The world's greatest investors: Anne Scheiber was first published on MoneyWeek.

Boris Becker's crippling Β£54.4m debt

Even during his salad days there were hints that Boris Becker wasn't the most responsible of people. The post Boris Becker's crippling Β£54.4m debt was first published on MoneyWeek.

Jeffrey Gundlach: The new bond king strikes back

A custodian of some $111bn, Jeffrey Gundlach has been waging a one-man campaign against The Wall Street Journal. The post Jeffrey Gundlach: The new bond king strikes back was first published on MoneyWeek.

Betting on politics: steamers versus drifters

One of the biggest debates in betting is over the merits of steamers' versus drifters". Matthew Partridge explains why it's so contentious. The post Betting on politics: steamers versus drifters was first published on MoneyWeek.

Money makers: the billionaire who can't turn a profit

Ev Williams may never have created a profitable business of any size. But he's still a billionaire. The post Money makers: the billionaire who can't turn a profit was first published on MoneyWeek.

London's slowdown is spreading

For the first time since 2005, the capital was the worst-performing region in the country. Sarah Moore reports. The post London's slowdown is spreading was first published on MoneyWeek.

The Darth Vader of motorbikes

Harley Davidson's new Fat Bob is is sufficiently sporty and modernised to tempt a new crowd of riders. The post The Darth Vader of motorbikes was first published on MoneyWeek.

Start a collection of curios

Curiosity cabinets are back in fashion among collectors, says Chris Carter – and for good reason. The post Start a collection of curios was first published on MoneyWeek.

Wine of the week: two brutes tamed

Matthew Jules tastes a "downright delicious", Italian red and its more "entry-level" sibling. The post Wine of the week: two brutes tamed was first published on MoneyWeek.

Low-cost flights hit air pocket

A ferocious price war has killed off the weaklings in the airline sector. But the survivors are well placed to thrive. Chris Carter reports. The post Low-cost flights hit air pocket was first published on MoneyWeek.

Properties with roof gardens

This week: properties with roof gardens – from a split-level penthouse in the Ritz Carlton building in Washington DC to a converted water tower in Horsham, West Sussex. The post Properties with roof gardens was first published on MoneyWeek.

Five questions for… Paul Jobin, MD and founder of Snugs

Paul Jobin is MD and founder of Snugs, which makes custom-fit earphones. The post Five questions for… Paul Jobin, MD and founder of Snugs was first published on MoneyWeek.

Not-so-simple assessment

HMRC launches its new Simple Assessment for tax this month. But as you might expect, the new system is anything but simple. The post Not-so-simple assessment was first published on MoneyWeek.

Three tasks for the new small-business tsar

Not before time, the government has appointed its first small-business commissioner. The priority now is to ensure he works on the right issues. The post Three tasks for the new small-business tsar was first published on MoneyWeek.

A Swiss retreat with a decadent spa

Sarah Moore experiences wholesome outdoor activities, a decadent pampering in the spa and a wonderful meal with baffling cocktail at the Chedi Andermatt Hotel. The post A Swiss retreat with a decadent spa was first published on MoneyWeek.

How the Victorian Black Friday shaped modern central banking

In the latest in his series of stockmarket crashes from history, John Stepek looks at the original Black Friday' of 1866, and what it tells us about today's financial system. The post How the Victorian Black Friday shaped modern central banking was first published on MoneyWeek.

If you'd invested in: Sanne Group and Nanoco

Sanne Group provides administration services to alternative asset managers, while Nanoco makes semiconductor nanoparticles. The post If you'd invested in: Sanne Group and Nanoco was first published on MoneyWeek.

The rush to invest in Russia

Russia has been out of fashion among global investors for several years. But things are now looking up. The post The rush to invest in Russia was first published on MoneyWeek.

Doped-up stocks will party on

The CBOE Volatility index, or fear gauge', which tracks the extent to which investors try to hedge against market turbulence, hit a 24-year low last week as US stocks hit new all-time highs. The post Doped-up stocks will party on was first published on MoneyWeek.

Annuities are making a comeback

Sales of annuities have fallen to their lowest level since the pensions freedom reforms of 2015 kicked in. But they may be about to stage a comeback. The post Annuities are making a comeback was first published on MoneyWeek.

Who will replace Theresa May?

Long before the Tory party conference began, Theresa May's plotters have been conspiring to take over the reins. The post Who will replace Theresa May? was first published on MoneyWeek.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek's comprehensive guide to the best of this week's share tips from the rest of the UK financial press. The post Share tips of the week was first published on MoneyWeek.

Understanding covenants

Restrictions on what you can and cannot do in your house may take homeowners by surprise. Make sure you know what you're buying. Emma Lunn reports. The post Understanding covenants was first published on MoneyWeek.

Three quality euro-stocks

European markets are in vogue this year, says professional investor Richard Pease. Here, he picks three above average stocks trading at average prices. The post Three quality euro-stocks was first published on MoneyWeek.

Germany: heading for a Jamaica' coalition

The German chancellor Angela Merkel gets ready to hold talks on building a groundbreaking coalition government. The post Germany: heading for a Jamaica' coalition was first published on MoneyWeek.

It's time to short bitcoin

For now, the bitcoin bulls are winning big. But Matthew Partridge thinks it might be time to bet on a pullback. The post It's time to short bitcoin was first published on MoneyWeek.

Hot money overlooks Indonesian stocks

Foreign investors have been net sellers of Indonesian stocks this year – even though they have hit a record and the fundamentals remain encouraging. The post Hot money overlooks Indonesian stocks was first published on MoneyWeek.

US-Turkey relations in crisis

A tit-for-tat freeze on non-immigrant visas has sent relations between America and Turkey into a chill. The post US-Turkey relations in crisis was first published on MoneyWeek.

Chart of the week: palladium outshines platinum

Dwindling enthusiasm for diesel engines has led to a fall in demand for platinum, used in catalytic converters, and a rise in demand for palladium, used petrol engines. The post Chart of the week: palladium outshines platinum was first published on MoneyWeek.

Insights that won Richard Thaler a Nobel Prize in economics

Richard Thaler's contributions to understanding contribution to behavioural economics won him a Nobel prize. John Stepek explains what behavioural economics is, and how it can help you invest more profitably. The post Insights that won Richard Thaler a Nobel Prize in economics was first published on ...

A Star Wars sequel that will not disappoint

Firms providing the next generation of missile-defence systems stand to gain from growing global tensions. Buy in to share the spoils, says John Stepek. The post A Star Wars sequel that will not disappoint was first published on MoneyWeek.

Investors are not rational beings

For many economists, the fact that people aren't 100% clear-minded, analytical and rational is a bizarrely new thought, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The post Investors are not rational beings was first published on MoneyWeek.

What's best to invest in now – stocks or houses?

Which is the better investment over time - stocks or property? Dominic Frisby attempts to answer the question once and for all. The post What's best to invest in now – stocks or houses? was first published on MoneyWeek.

How to apply the lessons of behavioural economics to your own investing

Richard Thaler won the Nobel prize this week for his work on behavioural economics. John Stepek explains what that is, and how it can help you invest more profitably. The post How to apply the lessons of behavioural economics to your own investing was first published on MoneyWeek.

What's the next move for Catalonia and what does it mean for markets?

Catalonia's president, Carles Puigdemont, pledged to declare independence after his region's recent referendum. John Stepek looks at how likely that is, and what might it mean for markets. The post What's the next move for Catalonia and what does it mean for markets? was first published on ...