Cape Town, South Africa’s second-biggest city, might soon have to turn off the taps. What went wrong? And is this a sign of things to come for other cities? Simon Wilson reports.
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As unicorn companies are floated on the stock market, we'll see which are the real businesses – and which are the dead horses, says Matthew Lynn.
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Prices are rising in the US, and so far markets have taken it all in their stride, says John Stepek. The assumption is that the Fed won't be making any sudden moves.
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If you think you can’t be conned, think again. Even experienced, sophisticated investors fall for investment scams. Here, John Stepek relates one reader’s tale as a warning to others.
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The debt figure published in a company's annual report does not tell the full story. Phil Oakley shows you how to dig deeper – and avoid investment disaster.
The post How investors can spot the next Carillion was first published on MoneyWeek.
Millennials are poorer than their parents were at their age, have worse prospects and will struggle to ever own a house. Is that true? No it isn’t, says Max King.
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Britain’s boom in self-employment threatens to leave millions of people short of money in retirement, says David Prosser. Too many are making little or no provision for later in life.
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Blockchain companies are "tokenising" gold, marrying it to freely tradable cryptocurrencies. So should you buy virtual gold, or stick with the real thing?
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Investors in Twitter and Snap have got used to bad news, so the tech laggards’ latest results were encouraging. Alice Gråhns reports.
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Struggling to turn your bitcoin hoard into cash or superyachts? There’s a person you need to meet…
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IT software group Aveva is hoping to become a global powerhouse, while energy supplier SSE is seeing customers leaving in their droves.
The post If you’d invested in: Aveva and SSE was first published on MoneyWeek.
The 2014 Mitolo is no headbanger, says Matthew Jukes. But it is a frighteningly indulgent wine.
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MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK's financial pages.
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Professional investor Guy Anderson of the Mercantile Investment Trust selects three small and medium-sized firms with promising prospects that the market has missed.
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Looking out onto a stunning view can make a the difference to your hotel stay. Alice Gråhns looks at three of the best.
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Spanish value investor Francisco García Paramés has enjoyed annualised returns of 16% over 25 years.
The post The world’s greatest investors: Francisco García Paramés was first published on MoneyWeek.
Finding his grandfather's old raincoat hanging on a nail inspired Swede Alexander Stutterheim to start his own business.
The post Money makers: Chase your demons in a raincoat was first published on MoneyWeek.
Markus Jooste built a small South African furniture firm into a global retail empire. Then everything fell apart amid claims of a €6bn black hole in the accounts. Jane Lewis reports.
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A selection of letters sent in to the MoneyWeek office, and their replies.
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Stock markets in the US have enjoyed a long bull run. But as Matthew Partridge explains, it's time to take the other side of the bet.
The post Time to short American stocks was first published on MoneyWeek.
Eight of the best properties for sale for around £1m – from a Strawberry Hill gothic-revival house in Folkestone, Kent, to an end-of-terrace cottage with courtyard garden in Barnes, London.
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Housebuilders have been a good bet for investors, says Sarah Moore. But that could be coming to an end.
The post Dark clouds gather over housebuilders was first published on MoneyWeek.
Thanks to the tax breaks on offer, getting hitched can be a lucrative business, says Ruth Jackson.
The post The financial upside to getting married was first published on MoneyWeek.
Thematic funds are the hot new thing in the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). David Stevenson tips three to snap up now.
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The fall in US stock prices has been a long time in coming, reckons investment guru Peter Schiff.
The post Peter Schiff: US stocks fall no surprise was first published on MoneyWeek.
The crash of an obscure derivative-based fund demonstrates why you should never invest in anything you don’t understand.
The post Beware of a quick Vix was first published on MoneyWeek.
It’s been ages since we had to worry about big price rises, as this chart of underlying inflation in the OECD, a group of developed countries, reminds us.
The post Chart of the week: Inflation in OECD countries was first published on MoneyWeek.
Strategies that have protected investors in past sell-offs aren’t working anymore, says Andrew Van Sickle.
The post Safe havens are at risk of a battering was first published on MoneyWeek.
Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement is on course to be the biggest party in an Italian hung parliament.
The post A nightmare scenario for the eurozone was first published on MoneyWeek.
If you don’t play video games, you’re missing out. Here are seven of the best to get you hooked.
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