Bermet Talasbek Kyzy

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Career-focused 22 year-old saves £2,000 a month and is desperate to buy in London. Can she?

Management consultant Jessica Manning fears that if she 'doesn't buy within six months she'll be stuck renting for life'. What are her options?<p>Compared to the average 22 year old graduate, Jessica Manning – an engineering masters graduate from the University of Cambridge – is in a seriously strong …

The 18 richest people in private equity

Last year was a good year for PE - the strongest since the financial crisis, according to research firm Preqin. In June, PE and venture capital assets under management reached a new high of $3.8 trillion, Preqin found.<p>We've gone ahead and compiled a list of the biggest winners in the industry …

David Bonderman

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

American whiskey is taking over the world

Vodka still has the biggest market share of the three big hard liquors in the US, but growth in whiskey is booming rapidly catching up.<p>Vodka sales, by volume, were up 1.6% in 2014. Tennessee whiskey and bourbon sales by volume were up 7.4% in the same period, according to the Distilled Spirits …

The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets

How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment<p>Right now, whether you're at work or at home, in a drawer somewhere near you is probably a packet of soy sauce—a squishy, likely clear pouch of …

Soysauce

A tiny mail-order company in England is exploding after British chocolate was banned from the US

When John Barton-Ward, the director of a small chocolate distributor in Liverpool, heard about Hershey's deal to block British-made Cadbury chocolate from entering the United States, he panicked.<p>Jolly Goods delivers custom chocolate gift boxes to people outside the UK. The US is one of its biggest …

Russia’s ban on EU fresh produce: continent’s farmers count the cost

Six weeks after Moscow responded to EU sanctions against Russian banks and businesses by banning all imports of fresh produce from Europe, fruit and vegetable growers across the continent are beginning to feel the effects. Total European farm exports to Russia are worth some €11bn a year, with 29% …