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The Market Weighing-Machine

If there is one useful conclusion for investors from the crazy year that has just ended, maybe it is this: as they say in Hollywood, “Nobody knows... 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

Recent 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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Ruffer Investment Review

“I thought you chaps at Ruffer said that you’d never lose money for me – what’s gone wrong?” The weakness in markets reflects the passing of an... Read More >

Millennials — different burdens to bear

It’s popular to group millennials together as one cohesive group and compare like-for-like. But they are a diverse bunch that share as many differences as... Read More >

Blain’s Morning Porridge

In the headlines this morning: https://morningporridge.com/stuff-im-watching I got up early to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon this morning. It hung in the... Read More >

Why an accidental Brexit could be the best thing for the UK

For months, ministers were resolute.  Britain, they insisted, must remain aligned to the rest of Europe.  It would spell ruin if we were to simply... Read More >

The economic impact of a border wall

With the US government in such a state of paralysis that Donald Trump has taken to ordering vast amounts of fast food to the White House, it’s a good time... Read More >

The Entrepreneurship "Tsunami"

Having conducted a number of Strategic Foresight exercises for various universities over the past year, I am shocked and concerned how ill-prepared students... 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 Headhunter

Recruitment and career moves

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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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Political Insider

The inside scoop on Washington, Westminster and Whitehall

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The Agent

Reflections on estate agency, today and in past times

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Latest Articles

How railways helped change the economy of Britain and the consumption habits of its people

The railways made a rapid impact on Britain. It was only in 1830 that inter-city rail travel started with the link between Liverpool and Manchester, but by... Read More >

China now appears ready to use execution as a weapon of diplomacy

The recent decision by a Chinese court to sentence Canadian Robert Schellenberg to death has led many international observers to claim that the decision is... Read More >

Proud to be British

It is always a pleasure to come across someone who makes you proud to be British. Baroness Trumpington, who died, aged 96, on 26 November, was one such... Read More >

The latest chapter in this sorry farce should derail HS2

There is a new instalment in the poorly acted farce that is HS2. Today it has been revealed that HS2 may be forced to cut the number of trains it runs each... Read More >

THE STIRLING PRIZE

The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stirling Prize, named after the renowned architect James Stirling, was introduced in 1996 and is presented... Read More >

An interview with Philip Churchill

Philip is Founder & Managing Partner of 90 North, a real estate investment manager headquartered in London, with offices in Chicago, Kuala Lumpur and... Read More >

Could the Conservatives be doomed to succeed on Brexit?

For the cross-party talks on Brexit to succeed, the Labour party has to split. And anyone who watched Michael Gove’s brilliant winding-up speech on... Read More >

Letter from Washington

"Trump team weighs surprise tariff cut in hopes of securing China trade deal."  Last night's Washington Post article led with: The Trump administration... Read More >

Auction Watch - November 2018

More than £4bn of residential and commercial property has been sold at in-room auctions across the UK in the past 12 months. Perhaps surprisingly given the... Read More >

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