THE QUEEN’S Speech today will outline how the new Conservative government will put the contents of its pre-election manifesto into practice. It will [Read more]
POLITICIANS have been screaming for blood over the Libor scandal for years, as fines and firing have not sated their anger with banks.
The penny dropped for Ryanair when it was forced to issue a profit warning in September 2013. Until then, it had prospered on the back of a no-nonsense [Read more]
The news that card and electronic transactions have overtaken cash as the UK’s preferred method of payment is a watershed moment for the nation’s [Read more]
The retail industry is in a state of flux. Consumers and technology are driving fundamental changes. And now, the line between in-store and online is [Read more]
Sajid Javid’s new enterprise bill, announced this week in Bristol, is certainly well intentioned, but it's unlikely to have a significant impact on [Read more]
As UK inflation turned negative in April, some took the news as yet more evidence that the spectre of deflation haunts the world economy.
Since early 2013, when Japan’s QE became imminent, its average quarterly annualised GDP growth rate has risen to 1 per cent, from 0.2 per cent in 2011/12. [Read more]
Network Rail workers last Friday announced their plans to strike from 5pm on bank holiday Monday in a row over pay. Should it go ahead, it will be the [Read more]
As MPs arrive in Westminster to take their seats in the House of Commons this week, one of the bigger decisions they will face – and one which I believe [Read more]
Today, it was announced that the UK is in a period of deflation. It will almost certainly be a brief period. [Read more]
I once asked one of Margaret Thatcher’s senior advisers whether her governments had been “too obsessed with economics”. “Economics,” he replied, [Read more]
Since last summer, RAF fighters have participated in an international coalition created to defeat Islamic State (IS), dropping some 200 bombs. After the [Read more]
It's one of the great failings of modern foreign policy analysis. Analysts of all stripes seem intent on confusing “not having a plan” with “not [Read more]