JOHN Templeton, the pioneer in global mutual funds, once said "the four most costly words in the annals of investing" are "this time is different". That should resonate with...

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MARK Mobius, the executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, reckons he's identified a surprising culprit for the slump in volatility currently afflicting financial markets - the...

NORTH Korea nuclear tensions, a crackdown on debt in China, confusion over US policy, elections in Europe: rich ingredients for sending markets into a tizzy.