Jewish Chronicle: Forty Autumns

Nina Willner was only five years old when she learnt that the reason she had never met her grandparents, aunts and uncles was because they were trapped behind “a curtain” in East Germany. “Someone, I thought, simply needed to pull that sheet of fabric to the side and let those poor people out,” is how she recounts her immediate thoughts as a little girl growing … Continue reading Jewish Chronicle: Forty Autumns

Money Observer: Why China isn’t too bothered by Trump’s threats

China dropped out of the headlines in the second half of 2016 as fears of a hard economic landing receded. But the nation was catapulted back into the spotlight over the course of Donald Trump’s election trail. His antagonistic stance threatens the country’s prospects at a time when China’s economy is becoming more consumer-oriented, so how strong is the investment case for exposure to China … Continue reading Money Observer: Why China isn’t too bothered by Trump’s threats

Money Observer: Why our politicians should be able to price a potato

It’s often said that politicians are so detached they don’t even know the price of a pint of milk or a loaf of bread. In 1992, then-president of the United States George H W Bush was forced to admit he did not know how much a gallon of milk cost during a debate with Bill Clinton, whose rural background earned him the admiration of the … Continue reading Money Observer: Why our politicians should be able to price a potato