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What is driving listed private equity?

investmentweek.co.uk — With discounts on listed private equity trusts almost back to long-term averages, value in the sector can be hard to find.

Five reasons to see Trygve Wakenshaw’s ‘Kraken’

timeout.com — Sorry stand-ups. I know you worked your little hearts out this year writing those elegantly crafted jokes. But the funniest show I saw in 2014 was largely wordless. 'Kraken', by New Zealander mime artist Trygve Wakenshaw, is a pretty much flawless hour of one-man skits and physical stream-of-conciousness.

London pubs we love

timeout.com — London's pubs are so much more than just places to drink, they're the heart and soul of this city. Eight Londoners explain why there's nowhere on earth like their favourite London pub

Japanese equities: Share buybacks and rising dividends

investmentweek.co.uk — If Japanese companies fully embrace higher shareholder returns, strong upside to the Japanese market can be expected, explains Ben Williams, investment director at GAM.,Investment,Japan / Far East,Equities ,Japan,global equities,MSCI,S&P 500,quantitative-easing,QE ,S&P

Gein’s Family Giftshop - Volume 1 review

timeout.com — Read Time Out's review of Gein's Family Giftshop - Volume 1 at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Plus read more Edinburgh Fringe reviews from comedy and theatre.

Will share buybacks start 'snowball effect' in Japan?

investmentweek.co.uk — A recent spate of share buybacks among companies jostling to prove they can reward shareholders shows Japanese companies are finally ready to be shareholder-friendly, explains GAM Japan manager Ben Williams.,Japan / Far East ,Japan,fund manager views,GAM

Tedfest London: what to expect

timeout.com — Want an excuse to dress up as a priest and shout 'feck' among likeminded eejits? Ah, go on. 'Father Ted' festival Tedfest started on the Aran island of Inis Mór - the actual Craggy Island - back in 2007. Since then it's grown into a hugely popular annual party.

The formerly fat physician

David Brent & Foregone Conclusion Live

timeout.com — It's been ten years since 'The Office' left our screens, but David Brent's Comic Relief skits and YouTube videos earlier this year have proved that the public...

Oceanografia Liquidator Knows Narcos’ Bikes Best: Mexico Credit

bloomberg.com — The fate of some Oceanografia SA bondholders now rests with a Mexican government agency more accustomed to selling SUVs and jewelry seized from drug dealers and tax cheats. Mexico, which took control of the oil contractor on Feb. 28 after Citigroup Inc.
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Jan 27, 2015

@anne_theriault @annfriedman @jonathanchait Jon is arguing that there's a bigger audience for this stuff than before.

Jan 27, 2015

@annfriedman @jonathanchait personally I'd fall somewhere in between "good for a few clicks" and "reliable profit center"

Jan 27, 2015

@jonathanchait @annfriedman I would not claim it's a hot sector for startup investors tho!

Jan 27, 2015

@jonathanchait @annfriedman and it seems obviously true that plenty of pubs are assigning accordingly.

Jan 27, 2015

@jonathanchait @annfriedman well, I said identity politics stories usually do good traffic.

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