Fifty years ago, in October 1962, four lads from Liverpool released their first single. It was a modest hit, reaching number 17 in the charts, and although its ‘love me do’ refrain was catchy there was little to suggest the group would go onto greater things.
On the same day, a relatively low-budget British spy caper was released to a mixed critical reception. Over time, both The Beatles and James Bond would become global icons – their successes in sharp...
Simon Gergel, manager of the Merchants investment trust, forecasts a much tighter oil market this year and beyond, with a return to higher prices at some point.
The New Year started, as always, with a flurry of forecasts for the next 12 months. But with equity markets having one of their worst starts, a number of commentators have not had to wait as long as usual for some of their forecasts to look a touch optimistic.
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