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Artemis Alpha writes off £3.8m stake in co-founder's company

Recovery of Artemis Alpha Trust, the ‘best ideas’ fund of Artemis Fund Managers, hit by liquidation of investment in Urica Ltd, an unquoted company started by one of group's co-founders, Lindsay Whitelaw.

James Anderson criticises Elon Musk for slur on British diver

(Update) Scottish Mortgage manager joins investors in criticising Tesla boss, extracting an apology over his attack on cave diver Vernon Unsworth.

Ian Cowie: why I switched from emerging Europe to Vietnam

Ian Cowie unveils his new long-term investment in Vietnam after selling Baring Emerging Europe earlier this year.

Trust Watch: the infrastructure funds to buy after John Laing

The bid approach for John Laing Infrastructure underlines how undervalued the high-yielding alternative income funds had become. Even after this week's rally, analysts say there is still more to go for.

Templeton Emerging Markets undaunted by strong dollar

Franklin Templeton's Chetan Sehgal explains why emerging markets can survive higher US interest rates, trade tensions and dollar strength.

Better Capital ‘frustrated’ as Northern Aero sale cleared

Competition & Markets Authority decides there are no 'national security' concerns to block Better Capital 2012’s sale of Northern Aerospace to Chinese-owned rival but it may be too late to save the deal.

Regional real estate trust launches 4.5% retail bond

Regional Reit, the highly geared real estate investment trust run by Martin Hughes at Toscafund, looks to borrow money from private investors at 4.5% interest.

NB Private Equity hikes dividend to attract new buyers

NB Private Equity Partners is upping dividends and lifting its yield to over 4% in a bid to attract new investors to its shares trading at a steep discount of 20% below net asset value.

HINT: proof that overseas dividends grew faster than UK

Diversified income investors have seen overseas dividends rise 110% since 2009 while payouts from UK companies have failed to keep pace, according to research for Henderson International Income Trust.

Inflation shock hits pound but drives FTSE higher

Political paralysis over Brexit and a surprise levelling in inflation hit sterling and cut chance of interest rate rise next month. UK shares rise with Scottish Mortgage Trust leading FTSE 100 higher.