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China’s consumers are a major global opportunity

Since China’s economic take-off in 2000, investment has driven GDP whilst the contribution of consumers’ spending diminished. This is common in... Read More >

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Investor's Notebook

Smart people from around the world share their thoughts

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The Macro View

The week's financial news and how it connects across all asset classes

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Technology

Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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Uncorked

A sideways look at the world of wine

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The Fund Manager

Real money - the capital allocators

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The Architect

Some of the profession's best minds

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The Auctioneer

What's going on in the auction world

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Residential Investor

Making money from residential property investment

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What's New

En primeur' claret - the end of the line?

It was just over a month ago that the not inconsiderable bulk of the world’s wine trade descended into the French province of Aquitaine. It’s become an... Read More >

Israel is a lesson in what makes nations thrive

This week I joined in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel at an event at magnificent Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in... Read More >

Auction Watch - May update

After an encouraging start to 2018, it appears that the market has just cooled slightly, as the monthly figures below show falls across every measurable... Read More >

RIP Tom Wolfe — the writer who exposed the hypocrisy of the Left

Tom Wolfe didn’t just provide us with enjoyable books to read, noble accomplishment as that is. He helped us understand the world. Wolfe’s insights made... Read More >

An offer you cannot refuse

In today’s fluctuating markets, investors scour for low risk, high return opportunities. These are few and far between, the most reliable being natural... Read More >

Beware nonsense claims about the customs union and Ireland

If there is one issue that defines the muddle that the UK and its political classes have got into over Brexit, it is the customs union. An unnecessary saga... Read More >

The Professor

Analysis and opinion from the academic sphere

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Face to Face

In-depth interviews with leading figures in the property world

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The Farmer

Land economy, agriculture, conservation, soil & property rights

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The Analyst

Investment themes and trends

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The History Man

A look back at previous cycles, events, characters

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The Economist

Money, rates and prices

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The Agent

Reflections on estate agency, today and in past times

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Political Insider

The inside scoop on Westminster and Whitehall

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Latest Articles

The Long Term View

Welcome to this new column in which I will provide readers with an insider’s view of how family offices manage their assets. As a graduate of economics, I... Read More >

What having a baby has taught me about GDP

Like many dads-to-be, I’ve been thinking about GDP a lot recently. The arrival of a new human means acquiring all sorts of stuff. I quietly grimaced on... Read More >

Fifty years on, The Population Bomb is as wrong as ever

This year marks 50 years since Stanford University biology professor Paul R. Ehrlich published The Population Bomb. This highly influential book went... Read More >

Stepping Over The Boundary

A couple of weeks ago I found myself deep in the Cotswolds. Two middle-aged neighbouring couples on a very pleasant estate of modernish detached houses had... Read More >

The dead hand of the state – not capitalism – has failed young people

As members of the Conservative Party under the age of 50, we are a rare breed. We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve been asked why we vote... Read More >

It is official – Brexit squabbling is damaging the economy

The British economy is slowing. There. I have said it. After repeatedly writing upbeat pieces for CapX to counter the doom and gloom mongers in the last two... Read More >

Trump won’t win the Nobel Peace Prize – whether or not he deserves it

There we have it. The date and time for Donald Trump’s meeting with the Kim Jong-un are set. It was announced when Trump’s newly appointed secretary of... Read More >

Listed Real Estate is in remarkably good health

The UK’s listed real estate sector was hard hit by the taper tantrums of 2015. It tried to recover but any hope of a return to the bull market conditions... Read More >

The Rich List is evidence that capitalism isn’t broken

Interesting proof that Thomas Piketty got the modern economy wrong comes from The Sunday Times’s annual rich list, which was published yesterday. Some 94... Read More >

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