Investment

Stampede on

Going for gold: how a 'strange' investment is now mainstream

Glenda Kwek A stampede of the super-rich is underway as they snap up gold to secure their wealth as the economies of the world wobble.

Luxury

How to buy a vintage watch (and not get ripped off)

 

Luc Wiesman Like wine, great watches only get better with age. But finding a good one can be a challenge.

Luxury

Traditional triumphs at Geneva show

Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon.

Bani McSpedden 'Smart' watches couldn't hold a candle to an outstanding crop of mechanical masterpieces.

Luxury

Heir style: the rich kids who have it all

Petra and Tamara Ecclestone.

Megan Willett Life is good if your parents are rich, but it's even sweeter if they pass on good genes, too.

Luxury

Pink diamond sets new world record

The Pink Star diamond.

Anonymous buyer pays $89 million for flawless 59.6 carat coloured stone.

Luxury

'City on a ship' plan refloated

 

Adam Taylor A floating city could yet sail the globe and let people spend their entire life at sea.

A ticket worth over half a billion dollars

Florida Lottery Powerball form

One single ticket in Florida has matched all the numbers to win the highest ever US Powerball lottery jackpot at an estimated $US590.5 million ($A604.25 million), officials say.

Offshore wealth

$20 trillion hidden in tax havens: report

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The world's wealthiest individuals have stashed $US21 trillion ($20 trillion) worth of assets in offshore tax havens, equivalent to the combined GDPs of the United States and Japan, a...

That's rich

Five million maketh the millionaire

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New survey says millionaires don't feel rich until they reach the five million dollar mark.

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Sales revival

Snapped up by Asian buyers

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Lucy Macken, Stephen Nicholls Offshore buyers are the trailblazers of a Sydney property revival, say agents, snapping up apartments in Bondi, the central business district and the North Shore and houses in Mosman and Killara.

Super wealthy

Billionaires get richer, but not millionaires

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Many millionaires got poorer in the last year, but billionaires did just fine, using their heavyweight money management teams to ride out market and economic turmoil that hit the lesser rich,...

Timekeeper

Watch collector puts market gains to shame

Patek Philippe

Alfredo Paramico has a love for the finest time pieces.

Jewellery

Blue beauty: diamond fetches record $10.4m

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A flawless deep-blue diamond sold at auction on Wednesday night for 10.27 million Swiss francs ($10.

Luxury yacht marina could gazump foreshore master plan

Artists impression of the proposed Superyacht Marina

Nicole Hasham A NEW luxury yacht destination for Chinese and Indian millionaires is being touted by the developers proposing an overhaul of a Sydney marina.

Luxury

Money-can't-buy experiences - for a price

Adam Scott

Steve Colquhoun German prestige car brand builds a catalogue of exclusive hands-on opportunities in new bid to woo customers.

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Luxury

Brazen Brazilian billionaire shoots for the top

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Lisa Mahapatra and Linette Lopez The story of Eike Batista's push to be the world's richest man has it all - wealth, fame, romance and danger.

Business Travel

Dare to stay different

Como Melbourne

Natasha Hughes Boutique hotels offer travellers a hip and sometimes quirky alternative to traditional five-star chains.

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Slim pickings

Donations no longer a given for millionaires

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Adele Horin The rich have dramatically cut their charitable giving, and 37 per cent of people with taxable incomes of $1 million or more appear to give nothing at all, new Tax Office figures show.

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Money watch

Tracing Palmer's wealth - a titanic undertaking

Clive Palmer holding a press conference at Mineralogy House.

Tom Allard, Stuart Washington Clive Palmer's assets, both personal and in financial terms, are the topic of much debate.

High rollers

Following the money whale

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Simon Mann The gambling industry's titans are locked in a battle for the high-roller dollar. Will James Packer come out on top?