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January 21, 2013

Best of Spear’s Last Week: 21st January 2013

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The five most read articles and best of the blogs on Spear’s last week

 The five most read articles on Spear’s last week:

1. The rise of private museums in Asia
The rise of the private museum (gallery? club?) in Asia is rich with patriotic and public benefits — and fraught with political problems. Josh Spero finds collectors wearing their art on their sleeves 

Dai Zhi Kang’s Himalaya Centre, Shanghai

2. Lunch at Fortnum & Mason: Hannan Himalayan Salt Cave Beef
Emily Rookwood pops over to Fortnum & Mason for a lunch cooked by Mark Hix, to see if the hype around Hannan Himalayan Salt Cave Beef is justified. 

3. Interview: Alvin Leung on Bo London
If his food is as interesting as the metaphors he uses to describe it, then we’re all in for a treat

4. Prospects for the UK housing market 2013

There are several reasons for believing that 2013 will be a better year for the UK housing market, says Nick Barnes of Chesterton Humberts

5. Sicily’s Volcanic Ups and Downs
Culture, history, beauty — glorious Sicily has it all… as well as a damaging and misleading image as the home of the mafia. Clive Aslet charts the island’s volcanic ups and downs

And the best of the blogs:

How many non-doms live in the UK?
WealthInsight’s research offers something rare: some hard facts and figures revealing the size and nature of the UK’s non-dom community

Content from our partners
Stoneweg, Icona, and CBH Strengthen Partnership with Cromwell Acquisition, Adding €4 Billion AUM to Stoneweg
Why investors should consider investing in nature
HSBC Global Private Banking: Revisiting your wealth plan as uncertainty abounds

Smith & Williamson’s Unusual Wealth Management Approach
Smith & Williamson are standing out as one of the best firms of 2012, which is interesting given their unusual approach to wealth management.

The Finance Bill 2013, What Should You Do?
HNWs need to act fast if they’re to mitigate the property clauses in the Finance Bill, so Freddy Barker went to ask leading mortgage broker Hugh Wade-Jones for advice
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