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Trades of 2018: the good, the bad and…

Our pick of the trades that worked out well or crashed and burned in 2018. Oil: when one-way bets go bad Even the most seasoned oil investors struggled to time the market’s gyrations in 2018.…

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The rise of “breaking point” travel

When was the last time you were well and truly out of your comfort zone? I can recall mine clearly: northern Mozambique, several years ago; a two-night diversion from a planned travel itinerary to a remote…

Lightbulb group shows way on climate change

To understand the disruptions of climate change on industry, consider the humble lightbulb. Twelve years ago, when Philips Lighting was considering the shift from incandescent lightbulbs to the much more efficient LED lights, the company…