30th May 2022
Bite-sized business news from the UK and beyond
Good morning Congratulations to Nottingham Forest, who yesterday won the Championship play-off final at Wembley, often dubbed the richest match in world football with the winning team receiving a promotion to the Premier League and an estimated £170m.
Fast fashion favourite on the ropes
Investors turn to art in record levels
RETAILFast fashion favourite on the ropes
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INVESTINGInvestors turn to art in record levels
Pandemic-era online bidding has allowed new buyers to participate anywhere without using an intermediary, creating a new pool of bidders (particularly from Asia).
A steady stream of new billionaires (one for every 30 hours since the pandemic started) getting in on the action has created a demand for lesser-known artists.
Art is seen as a safe investment in an increasingly uncertain stock market, providing stable long-term returns with gains comparable to those of high-yield bonds.
Big names have been hitting the market, not just Andy Warhol but pieces from renowned artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Mark Rothko commanded eight-figure bids.
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