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US-style shutdown is just what Brexit needs

US-style shutdown is just what Brexit needs

The suspension of government services in the US has nothing to recommend it, except that it forces hard political decisions to be taken

Think like a winner

Think like a winner

If you take the time to investigate takeover targets, your rewards could be great

A loan again, naturally

A loan again, naturally

Thinking of taking out a loan? In this extract from his new book, John Lowe ranks the ten most common ways to borrow money, from the cheapest to the most expensive

The Tax Take: A money-back guarantee?

The Tax Take: A money-back guarantee?

Using the tax system to change people’s behaviour doesn’t always have the desired effect

The bursting of a big ten-year bubble

The bursting of a big ten-year bubble

Ignore the warning signs that the global economy is slowing at your peril – as shown by a painful December for the stock markets

Lesson one: learn from your mistakes

Lesson one: learn from your mistakes

It takes time to become a master of the markets, but these ten resolutions can help you get there quicker

Will the $74bn Celgene deal be  done before the market slows?

Will the $74bn Celgene deal be done before the market slows?

Deal would be largest pharmaceutical merger on record

Honesty is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy

If you want to realise your financial goals, then it’s best to front up about what you routinely spend your money on

The financial year ahead and how it will affect your pocket

The financial year ahead and how it will affect your pocket

We assess some of the tax changes, policy shifts and new legislation that will shape your personal finances in 2019

Brexit benefits of buying British

Brexit benefits of buying British

It sounds like madness, but there is no better time to invest in quality British property companies as shares trade at record discounts

Braced for a Brexit blow to tax yield

Braced for a Brexit blow to tax yield

The looming Apple case is a threat to robust corporation tax policy, but the income tax regime is unlikely to change much in 2019

Out of the blue and into the backstop

Out of the blue and into the backstop

Most backstops are devised to guard against mishaps, but the Brexit one is a child of mutual suspicion

Bricks and mortar or stocks and shares?

Bricks and mortar or stocks and shares?

We Irish love investing in property, but history shows that the stock market provides significantly greater dividends, writes David Quinn

Make the most of being a host

Make the most of being a host

Tempted to jump on the Airbnb bandwagon? Before you run out to buy those extra sheets in the January sales, you may want to consider the possible pitfalls, writes Vic O’Sullivan

Tie up your loose ends before Christmas

Tie up your loose ends before Christmas

It’s all very well sorting out your personal finances in January, but there’s no harm in starting a little earlier