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In 2015 Kew Gardens threw open its doors to thousands of book lovers and introduced one of London’s best-looking literary festivals. As Bill Bryson motored across acres of stunning scenery in his golf…

As we know from Charles Dickens, the Victorian age was a cruel time for many. Perhaps because of such hardship, the second half of the nineteenth century produced some of the greatest ever…

Strategy is an easy word to toss into conversation, but few have a precise and clear understanding of what it means.

The recommendation by voters that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union is likely to be a watershed moment for the continent and to be followed by many weeks and months that will…

This is the time of year which I always guess wrong where the start and end dates vary so much from year to year – and sees the start of another exciting season in the plant world as the autumn colour…

US equity markets have hit record highs despite historically stretched valuations and continued recession in US corporate profits. The FTSE100 did not take long to recover from the drop in the…

As well as the UK and US bond yields widening, the German and Japanese yields have converged to just below zero, also on the back of Quantitative Easing (QE) and other monetary stimuli.The US / UK…

“If the tyrants close the door of migration (to Syria) in your faces, then open the door of jihad in theirs and turn their actions against them,” said an audio clip from an ISIS spokesman, referring…

Last quarter I suggested that it was unlikely that the Bank of England would raise interest rates – how wrong I was, when not only were rates cut to one-quarter of a percentage point, but also…

Had the team of comedians been asked to draft a theory of financial centres with equal succinctness, they would probably have put forward the view that you have to be an island if you want to be a…

It all started on a cold and stormy night in the Snickleway Inn. Over a few drinks a group of friends decided to bi ke from London to Paris, with the aim of raising funds for two fantastic charities.

Global markets edged higher throughout August and volatility levels fell to their lowest since mid-2015.

Summer has arrived late this year for we home dwellers. At last it is possible to enjoy the hot and sunny weather – and to do so without having to worry too much about what is taking place in markets.