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    1. July 3, 2016

      How to crowdfund your MBA

      Funding is a significant barrier for many who want to attend business school. Whether you need to raise the cash to...

    2. June 15, 2016

      Review – The Inner Lives of Markets

      Why have Amazon, Uber and Apple become so formidably successful? If you ask consumers, they will probably point to the...

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    1. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      Regulators are using powerful algorithms to spot market manipulation. Meanwhile, we lo...
    2. Vienna as a Business Location

      Vienna’s image has suffered with the electoral rise of the far right, the migrant cris...
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    1. June 14, 2016

      Crowdfunding sites do battle with VC firms

      Crowdfunding platforms and venture capital firms are going head to head to capture the growing interest in investing in...

    2. June 14, 2016

      A rubbish bin for a cleaner marina

      Six months ago, Australian surfer Pete Ceglinski was so broke he was down to his last €12 and living in a corner of his...

    3. June 9, 2016

      Tennis gadgets to improve your game, set and match

      I recently signed up for weekly group tennis lessons at the park near my London flat. Embarrassed by a failed attempt...

    4. June 1, 2016

      Fears that crowdfunding poses risks for small investors

      Veteran investors in start-ups are questioning the long-delayed launch of the US market for equity crowdfunding,...

    5. May 26, 2016

      Beer hobbyists nurture a new wave of craft nanobreweries

      It is hard to know which came first — the limited edition IPA with overtones of summer fruit and mown grass, or the...

    6. May 24, 2016

      Market place lending: peer to peer pressure

      The backwash of a banking crash is a great time for financial innovation. The most recent one has been no different....

    7. May 24, 2016

      Buzz around next-level business jets lures investors

      Dodging the constraints of airline schedules and networks, and bypassing laborious procedures at big airports is the...

    8. May 15, 2016

      US crowdfunding launch faces fight over rules

      The long-delayed introduction of crowdfunding in the US takes effect on Monday, amid warnings that the new market will...

    9. April 21, 2016

      China internet finance crackdown targets fly-by-night operators

      China’s central bank is leading a wide-ranging clean-up of the country’s unruly internet finance sector, including a...

    10. March 20, 2016

      Crowdfunding boosts UK judicial review bids

      Angered by the imposition of a new NHS contract, a few days ago group of junior doctors took their fight from the...

    11. March 16, 2016

      Budget: Angel investors benefit from spur to business investment

      Investing in small and medium-sized enterprises has become much more attractive for business angels thanks to changes...

    12. March 11, 2016

      Vanity virus cures fund gap for medical research

      Vince Hamilton leaned forward across the breakfast table at the Haymarket hotel in London in early 2014 and described...

    13. February 5, 2016

      Rebus collapse increases demands for crowdfunding protections

      The collapse this week of a company that raised more than £800,000 through crowdfunding has prompted calls for greater...

    14. February 3, 2016

      Rebus becomes largest crowdfunded failure

      A claims management group that targeted investors who had been mis-sold financial products has gone into...

    15. January 8, 2016

      Female entrepreneurs flock to crowdfunding site in Japan

      The proportion of Japanese women seeking to raise money for entrepreneurial or non-profit projects via the country’s...

    16. December 20, 2015

      Biotech entrepreneurs embrace crowdfunding

      Millions of pounds are pouring into fledgling UK life science companies through crowdfunding platforms, providing a new...

    17. November 20, 2015

      Crowdfunding and P2P sector set to consolidate

      A wave of consolidation is set to sweep through the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector, as smaller...

    18. November 19, 2015

      One in five UK crowdfunding investments fail

      Equity crowdfunding — the form of alternative finance that allows large numbers of small investors to back start-up...

    19. October 30, 2015

      SEC eases US crowdfunding rules

      US regulators on Friday approved rules that would let all Americans invest in the equity of start-up companies raised...

    20. October 14, 2015

      Renewables crowdfunding in doubt as lending platform quits sector

      The future of crowdfunding for renewables projects has been thrown into question after a prominent business closed its...

    21. October 6, 2015

      Equity crowdfunding market no longer the preserve of start-ups

      For enterprises seeking seed capital or money to expand, intriguing possibilities are on offer by the fast-growing UK...

    22. October 1, 2015

      Crowdfunding platform raises €1m for building company in France

      A peer-to-peer lending platform has become the first to raise €1m in France for a company in a single transaction, one...

    23. September 17, 2015

      Rating agency seeks to cut out noise around crowdfunding

      The fast-expanding equity crowdfunding sector is aiming to add a professional sheen to its investor offering with a new...

    24. September 16, 2015

      Crowdfunding spawns UK crowd-to-let sites

      A modest two-bedroom flat attracted much attention in May, by selling in record time on a crowdfunding website. Within...

    25. September 15, 2015

      Sustainable Development: sanitation needs more private investment

      Some 5,000 people living on low-incomes in poor housing in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi have been given better access to...

    26. September 4, 2015

      Crowdcube investments top £100m

      Fundraising through Crowdcube, the biggest UK investment crowdfunding site, has topped £100m in a milestone for the...

    27. August 18, 2015

      Teenager who hated school but set out to become a tycoon

      Just after Easter, I wrote in this column about a bunch of British IT veterans, ExactTrak, who — just as they were...

    28. August 9, 2015

      Crowdfunding sites aim to make the law accessible to all

      Using the internet to harness the financial power of crowds is hardly novel. Almost since the first electronic impulse...

    29. August 9, 2015

      Crowdfunder raises £100m for African and Asian MBA students

      A crowdfunding platform helping MBA students from Africa and Asia to attend top US and European business schools has...

    30. July 30, 2015

      Numis to partner with Crowdcube to offer retail IPO access

      Retail investors will be offered the chance to invest in London floats through Crowdcube as part of its tie up with...

    31. July 1, 2015

      Charity takes justice ministry to court over Saudi jails bid

      A charity defending human rights in the Gulf is mounting a legal challenge to the UK’s Ministry of Justice over its...

    32. June 26, 2015

      Vienna’s sights set on fostering a generation of tech start-ups

      Vienna’s 13th-century Hofburg palace was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire. It hosted the premiere of Ludwig van...

    33. June 24, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — brewing old and new

      What does this show? It shows five smaller companies producing British beer — the old-school real ale brewers Young’s...

    34. June 24, 2015

      Porn’s new marketing tactics

      Jason Maskell sips green tea in a café in London. The bespectacled, besuited entrepreneur has just raced from a meeting...

    35. June 8, 2015

      Dalian Wanda turns to crowdfunding to fund new shopping malls

      Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest commercial developer by sales, is turning to the country’s web-savvy masses to help...

    36. June 3, 2015

      New sources of funding bring difficult choices

      The digital revolution is in full swing, spearheaded by entrepreneurs employing technology that is disrupting sectors...

    37. June 1, 2015

      Corporate finance houses turn to crowdfunding

      Corporate finance houses including FinnCap and Grant Thornton are to list early-stage equity deals on a crowdfunding...

    38. May 29, 2015

      Legal challenge filed over election of Scotland’s only Lib Dem MP

      Scottish independence campaigners have filed a legal challenge to the election of Scotland’s sole surviving Liberal...

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