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Stefan Stern picks his favourite finance books

Stefan Stern on three works that challenge conventional wisdom and give the lowdown on the scary world of the high-frequency trader

 

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Money Talks, But Do People still Listen?

Money Talks, But Do People still Listen?

01 November 2014

For some, it makes the world go round, for others, it's the root of all evil. But how does money function when it comes to work and motivation, ask business psychologists Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Patrick Fagan

 
 
Spectre of deflation haunts Eurozone

Spectre of deflation haunts Eurozone

31 October 2014

The horror! Inflation in the Eurozone rises to 0.4% in October, but it's still perilously low.

 
 
Why has the Treasury restarted WWI debt repayments?

Why has the Treasury restarted WWI debt repayments?

31 October 2014

George Osbourne says £218m will be repayed in February. Better late than never, eh?

 
 
Barclays finds a £500m forex skeleton in its closet

Barclays finds a £500m forex skeleton in its closet

30 October 2014

The bank is still sorting out its legacy issues - but it's getting there.

 
 
How to Speak Money: high finance demystified

How to Speak Money: high finance demystified

30 October 2014

With a novelist's care for language, this author unpicks the weasel words of business and economics - and has fun while he does so, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
How to stop your company doing a Tesco

How to stop your company doing a Tesco

30 October 2014

BUSINESS CLASSIC: Read this book to stop your company going the same way as RBS or Lehman Brothers, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
Luke Johnson: Happiness, like success, is relative

Luke Johnson: Happiness, like success, is relative

29 October 2014

Working with the super-rich left my friend's father discontented with his merely affluent existence.

 
 
How Google Works is a must-read for any tech entrepreneur

How Google Works is a must-read for any tech entrepreneur

29 October 2014

Have Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg fallen for their own hype, wonders Rob Goffee.

 
 
Where does the word 'hedge' come from?

Where does the word 'hedge' come from?

28 October 2014

WORDS-WORTH: Dig around the business lexicon for the origins of the word 'hedge'.

 
 
Bank of England's Minouche Shafik warns the City's 'bad apples'

Bank of England's Minouche Shafik warns the City's 'bad apples'

28 October 2014

BoE deputy governor Minouche Shafik says bankers' bad behaviour isn't due to just a few 'bad apples'. Is that the sound of the City gulping?

 
 

The MT interview: Terry Smith

"I'm often described as outspoken. I don't view this as a criticism."

Terry Smith, CEO of Tullet Prebon, pulls no punches in this month's big interview

 
 

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