Gold takes off

Markets have had a wobbly 2016 so far. But as investor nerves have frayed one asset has shone. That’s gold, …

Beaches, bribes and bridges

I still find myself in Uruguay in South America. Having escaped the city, after a bit of unavoidable bureaucracy, I’m …

Bureaucracy isn’t all bad

Last time you found me in Uruguay in South America, trying to escape from a glitzy and overcrowded beach resort. …

Welcome back to the late 1990s

Recently I’ve had this feeling that we’re back in the late 1990s. It’s not that Bill Clinton is messing about …