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HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs: why profits plunged
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HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs: why profits plunged

British bank announces 33% drop in profits and plans to slash branches in US
18 Feb 2020
Why China has its eyes on Greece
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Why China has its eyes on Greece

Western powers wary as Athens agrees further investment from Beijing
12 Nov 2019
Should you be investing in whisky?
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Should you be investing in whisky?

Cameron Ewen, whisky ambassador for Scotch at The Balmoral in Edinburgh, shares his top tips for putting your money where your malt is
16 Jul 2019
What is China’s Belt and Road initiative?
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What is China’s Belt and Road initiative?

UK agrees to help huge project amid growing concern over debt-trap diplomacy
26 Apr 2019
Pot stocks: is it worth investing in cannabis?
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Pot stocks: is it worth investing in cannabis?

Budding marijuana industry has sparked interest in the financial world
18 Dec 2018
What is Theresa May’s new approach to African aid?
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What is Theresa May’s new approach to African aid?

PM arrives in Cape Town intent on overtaking the US by 2022 as the largest foreign investor in Africa, as part of a three-day trade mission
28 Aug 2018
New trends in investment scams
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New trends in investment scams

To conclude our series for novice investors, the Financial Conduct Authority explore the latest developments in investment scams
5 Apr 2018

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Portfolio building basics: how to get started
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Portfolio building basics: how to get started

In this series of articles for novice investors, the FCA and The Week tackle the main issues that investors need to be aware of
1 Mar 2018
Ageing – a 21st-century threat
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Ageing – a 21st-century threat

26 Sep 2016
Innovation in the UK: What's new?
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Innovation in the UK: What's new?

26 Sep 2016
Record foreign investment in UK but spectre of Brexit looms
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Record foreign investment in UK but spectre of Brexit looms

More than 1,000 projects were started in the UK last year, creating 42,000 jobs
24 May 2016
Three alternatives to pensioner bonds for your savings
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Three alternatives to pensioner bonds for your savings

From Isas to higher-rate bonds and select current accounts, how you can beat the new 1.45 per cent pensioner bond payouts
20 Jan 2016
A round-up of Alliance Trust's collaboration with The Week
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A round-up of Alliance Trust's collaboration with The Week

From investment basics to the impact of your money on the world around you – a look back on our collaboration with Alliance Trust
22 Oct 2015
Take the stress out of investment
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Take the stress out of investment

With the right knowledge and tools, you can create a fertile soil in which your investments can flourish
15 Oct 2015
Fossil fuel divestment at £2.6tn amid climate change fears
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Fossil fuel divestment at £2.6tn amid climate change fears

Leonardo DiCaprio joins campaign to pull funds out of oil, coal and gas companies to stave off global warming
6 Oct 2015
What is an open-ended investment fund?
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What is an open-ended investment fund?

How collective investment can help spread and reduce risk by pooling your money with that of other investors
21 Sep 2015
What is an investment trust?
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What is an investment trust?

How investment trusts can offer savers a stable long-term return
7 Sep 2015
How will climate change affect your investments?
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How will climate change affect your investments?

Climate change is on the agenda for many countries and companies, and it should increasingly be a concern for investors too
29 Jul 2015
Pension changes: how to stop the scammers
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Pension changes: how to stop the scammers

Con artists are lining up to take advantage of the new pension rules. Here's how to avoid the scams
24 Apr 2015
INVESTMENT: How to know when it's time to sell
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INVESTMENT: How to know when it's time to sell

Timing is crucial to successful investment – and while it can be useful to follow your heart, don’t let it rule your head
19 Jan 2015
How to think like a successful trader
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How to think like a successful trader

The key is to understand how people think – and to go against the crowd, writes John C Burford
14 Jan 2015
Best investments 2015: why China looks good
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Best investments 2015: why China looks good

If you can keep your nerve, investing in Asia’s red dragon can bring sizeable rewards
12 Jan 2015
Best technology investments for 2015
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Best technology investments for 2015

Each year sees new and potentially life-changing technological advances – many of which are ripe for investment
16 Dec 2014
How to invest for the new Cold War
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How to invest for the new Cold War

As political tensions create instability, investors should make sure their portfolios are able to cope with nasty surprises
15 Dec 2014
Investment trusts: the best way to get good value
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Investment trusts: the best way to get good value

If you’re going to pay someone to try to beat the market on your behalf, then this is the way to do it
19 Nov 2014
Britain: the road to May 2015
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Britain: the road to May 2015

The parties have laid out their plans for the future of Britain. But will any of them get to put their schemes into action?
10 Nov 2014
BRAZIL: Time to invest in the World Cup host?
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BRAZIL: Time to invest in the World Cup host?

Would-be investors have been running scared, but Brazil shows signs of getting back on track
13 May 2014
PROSPER: Will ultra-slim Graphene provide fat returns?
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PROSPER: Will ultra-slim Graphene provide fat returns?

It's the stuff of dreams... and scams. But Graphene may provide opportunities for patient investors
4 Apr 2014
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