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The too-thrilling investment
Business

The too-thrilling investment

COMMENT: Anyone with exposure to coal right now is enjoying a thrilling ride - though it's been a long time coming.

Don't invest in an advert
Business

Don't invest in an advert

COMMENT: There's a reason great ads with exaggerated promises never feature in the financial services industry.

Carmel Fisher: We've never had it so good
Business

Carmel Fisher: We've never had it so good

Former Wall Street Journal journalist Morgan Housel recently wrote an uplifting blog entitled "What a Time to Be Alive". His list of reasons ran over seven pages.

Gloomy stats hide good news
Business

Gloomy stats hide good news

Economically speaking, 2016 has started on the wrong foot. The world seems to be suffering from a bad bout of economic pessimism.

Rebuilding trust huge task for VW
Business

Rebuilding trust huge task for VW

Volkswagen's emissions scandal is more than a PR disaster; it is a profoundly serious problem for VW because there has been a breach of trust.

Why shopping isn't dead
Business

Why shopping isn't dead

After an enjoyable shopping experience last weekend, I feel compelled to write about the long-heralded death of retail. I don't believe retail is dead; it is just being redefined, with client service the key to its survival.

A family business with staying power
Business

A family business with staying power

According to the Family Business Institute, 30 per cent of family businesses worldwide survive into the second generation, 12 per cent make it into the third, and only 3 per cent last into the fourth and subsequent generations.

Don't let info overload kill curiosity
Business

Don't let info overload kill curiosity

The Information Age has certainly meant easy access to vast amounts of information, but I'm not convinced it has made decision-making easier. You could argue we have so much information that arriving at the truth has become increasingly difficult.

Carmel Fisher: Fashion chain offers contrast
Business

Carmel Fisher: Fashion chain offers contrast

Fashion retailing is a tough gig. It's an area that has always interested me as a consumer and an investor but, in this sector, investing success has proved as elusive as business success.