Vietnam’s a lesson in value for the West

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Inflated valuations, profits and dividends are causes for concern

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Trust goes up in smoke at VW

There’s little incentive for companies to play fair

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Central banks suffer rate constipation

How silo thinking infects interest rate policy

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The power of second-level thinking

In 20 years, the Chinese equity fall will be seen as a mere blip

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Value investing — you’d be crazy not to

Buy cheap stocks and let sanity prevail for once

Low interest rates are the problem, not the solution

From poor productivity to the NHS cash crisis, a 0.5% base rate isn’t the answer

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Charity should not begin with a tax break

Our money isn’t being spent as it should be

Light holiday reading with heavy message

From treasure hunting to US prisons and the demon of debt

Budget may really affect house prices

If I didn’t know better I would think George Osborne was one of my more regular readers

New meaning to the phrase ‘sinking fund’

Ships on the seabed provide a lesson for today’s investors

Is power swinging back to the people?

Wealth transfer can only be good for the global economy

SNP’s land reform is on the wrong track

Arguments for reform exist but Scottish government’s approach is wrong

Funds that won’t help you sleep at night

What happens when the sector is tested by rising interest rates?

Dialling up next mis-selling scandal

The pensions industry isn’t moving fast enough to reflect changes in the market and legislation

Japan plays corporate catch-up

QE in Japan is off the scale, driving share buybacks and rising prices

UK tax policy leads a generation astray

Would young people be better off working 16 hours a week with a buy-to-let on the side?

Bonds will blow up — but not just yet

When FT Weekend was first published in 1985, the great bond bull market was well under way

Hope in the fund performance debate

Fund management is the greediest profession I know

Dividends: look beyond the obvious

Unless corporate profits grow fast, the outlook for big-company payouts is poor

The future is cash

When everyone clocks the problems in the interest rate system, they’ll want to get their cash out


Merryn Somerset Webb Merryn Somerset Webb is the editor in chief of MoneyWeek.

After gaining a first class degree in history & economics at Cambridge, Merryn became a Daiwa scholar and spent a year studying Japanese at London University. In 1992, she moved to Japan to continue her Japanese studies and to produce business programmes for NHK, Japan’s public TV station.

In 1993, she became an institutional broker for SBC Warburg, where she stayed for 5 years. Returning to the UK in 1998, Merryn became a financial writer for The Week. Two years later, in 2000, MoneyWeek was launched and Merryn took the job of editor.


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