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Amazon.com on Thursday reported a jump in retail sales along with a profit slump, as its rapid, costly expansion into new shopping categories and countries showed no sign of slowing. The world's largest online retailer posted second-quarter revenue of £29m, up 25 per cent from a year earlier. This impressive

life sciences

Investment into some of the UK’s most promising life sciences firms more than tripled last year, with analysts expecting the trend to continue into 2017 as the sector continues to attract investors. Despite all the uncertainty caused by Brexit, the Trump presidency and a volatile global political situation, speakers at

global private equity alternative investments

2017 is set to usher in a “new chapter” for investing as smart spenders continue to trust putting their money into alternative investments, driven by “some of the highest gains” they’ve enjoyed in years. So says Madelaine D’Angelo, founder and CEO of art crowdfunding platform Arthena, who argues in a

video analytics

Here’s a potential investment opportunity for 2017. One of the newest additions to the LSE’s Alternative Investment Market is Big Sofa Technologies, London-based video analytics tech platform. And the company enjoyed a brisk first day’s trade on the sub-market – about five million shares had changed hands by 3pm yesterday

Waving flag of Australia and China

Australia has been chosen by China to be a key partner in a proposed regional free trade pact at a meeting attended by Asia-Pacific leaders. Following the shock election of Donald Trump as US President last week, China is now working to fill the gap left by the US after

According to new research by an investment industry expert, factor investing is set to spark a major revolution in the investment management arena. According to Andrew Ang, the former Columbia Business School academic turned BlackRock employee, who headed up a risk management report for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, factor investing

EUROPEAN ASSET ALLOCATION SURVEY 2015

Alternative assets used to be seen as an implicitly risky class of investment. However, in our post-crash world, the safety of traditional investments has been called into question and alternative assets are being seen as an increasingly attractive prospect. In fact, investors are paying more and more attention to these