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The Beaufort sting

Yeah, it was the FBI that triggered the closure of London’s Beaufort Securities, leaving so many AIM-listed penny dreadfuls adrift…Full SEC complaint here. Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2018. All rights...

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The green multiplier effect

Prologis, the global real estate logistics company, was in the market yesterday with its maiden green bond. The €300m bond was actually sold by Prologis European Logistics Fund, in which the company itself is a minority owner.The green agenda currently sweeping across the infrastructure of global financial markets has gained momentum and significance this year. In relation to this trend, the Prologis bond is of particular interest for three reasons.The first is that Prologis, a San Francisco...

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Further reading

Elsewhere on Friday,— When cops are too good at their jobs.— Conquering the world’s most difficult mountain.— Using porn to break prisoners.— Mobilising artificial intelligence in China.— Grimsby, en français.— The model, the mafia and the murderers.— Blueprint for a democratic renewal of the Eurozone.— More evidence of short-termism.— Gay marriage in America, after Windsor and Obergefell.— China detains relatives of reporters....

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Something is wrong on the internet, luxury apprenticeships edition

We last encountered Collegiate in January, when they were marketing luxury student accommodation complete with French renaissance themed dining rooms.The company, wary of falling student numbers, is now promoting its particular brand of luxury to a new target audience: apprentices.Here is their chief executive, Heriberto Cuanalo:The decrease in the number of university applications in the UK has been a wake-up call to government which has now pledged to reinforce apprenticeships. As many more...

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Are the UK’s political polls wrong, again?

The UK has been to the polls three times in the past three years, and all produced surprise results – in part because the dominant media narrative was shaped by polling that turned out to be off-beam.In the last few months opinion polls have suggested that the Tories and Labour are neck and neck, with much media chatter about why Labour is failing to capitalise on the torrid time their opponents are experiencing at Westminster.Given recent history, it’s reasonable to ask whether this...

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Further Reading

Elsewhere on Monday, – 25 per cent BS– The threat to Unions– Six centuries of money and monetary stability– A modern Greek tragedy– …and three ways to read it– Never ending work– That Guy, that thing– Economics of the civil war– Yanks behind limey’s, participation edition– The humanities are fine...

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Guest post: The Petro and the Assignat

In this guest post, Tony Yates compares Venezuela’s initial coin offering to the creation of assignats during the early stages of the French Revolution.The launch of the Venezuelan “Petro” may sound familiar to students of the financial history of the French Revolution.A brief oversimplification of what happened in the early 1790s:The revolutionary government found itself at war with most of its neighbours. That raised the government’s spending needs and also limited its ability to borrow...

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Thought for the weekend

One of my biggest challenges is finding a Millennial GF who enjoys fashionable clothes as much as I do. Most Millennials don't care about clothes. I end up being more fashionable than 99.99% of my dates…and that makes them uncomfortable.https://t.co/Fe6BVanx8z— Jesse Colombo (@TheBubbleBubble) February 20, 2018...

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