THE BOTTOM LINE

DESPITE all we hear and see, there is some very good news - global prosperity is at its highest level ever. The Legatum Prosperity Index tracks prosperity in 149 countries and we see prosperity...

THE FOOL'S EYE VIEW

CONGLOMERATES tend to come and go out of fashion like flared jeans. But what happens to be in vogue or popular should not influence the way we invest. Our reasons for buying shares in any company...

[FRANKFURT] Inheritance is more enticing than income when it comes to Germans and marriage.

[SYDNEY] Surging bonus payments has pushed pay for Australia's chief executive officers to a record high at the same time stagnant wage growth prevents the bulk of the country's workers...