Allister Heath

Allister Heath
Allister Heath

Allister Heath is Editor of City A.M., the daily business newspaper distributed in and around London and digitally. Under his editorship, the paper, which has now grown to an audited print circulation of 128,781 copies per day, has become an influential voice in London's business community. Heath's trenchant daily column in the paper covers economics, finance, politics, geopolitics, business strategy and other subjects and has gathered an increasingly large following.

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Wednesday 19 March 2014
GOOD on Mark Carney. The Bank of England he inherited was in urgent need of a shake-up, and he has now delivered on the comprehensive reorganisation he promised.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
BRITAIN’S traumatic national wage cut could be about to come to an end – or so the Treasury would like us to believe.
Monday 17 March 2014
AT THE start of every year, forecasters try to predict what could go wrong over the next 12 months – and every time, they get it terribly, spectacularly wrong.
Friday 14 March 2014
BONUSES are not the source of all evil. Sorry, I know I’m not meant to say that, but it’s the truth.
Thursday 13 March 2014
IT’s hard to know what is most bizarre: the fact that the coalition and Labour are ganging up to  vandalise the UK’s pension system, or that so few people have noticed or care.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
ROSS Perot, as a US presidential candidate in 1992, infamously decried “the giant sucking sound” of jobs being exported abroad as a result of free trade. It was populist nonsense, of course.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
IF you want to see how to destroy an economy and a society, look no further than Venezuela.
Monday 10 March 2014
AN op-ed in the New York Times slamming the UK’s response to the Ukrainian crisis is making waves.
Friday 07 March 2014
DAVID CAMERON has a major problem. He is alienating many of the groups that traditionally supported his party and failing to reach out to any new ones.
Thursday 06 March 2014
BRITAIN remains in a savings crisis. A shocking 19 per cent of the public have no savings at all, up from 17 per cent last year, and the average stash put away for a rainy day is a miserable £10,208.
Wednesday 05 March 2014
IMMIGRANTS are good for jobs. Yes, you’ve read that right: even though much of the public believes that migrants depress the labour market, the truth is that foreign entrepreneurs are actually responsible for a great number of British jobs.
Tuesday 04 March 2014
MORALITY and foreign policy make uneasy bedfellows. In 1997, when Tony Blair called for an ethical foreign policy, the country cheered; 17 years later, any politician calling for such idealism would be laughed out of town.
Monday 03 March 2014
THIS is the week Western foreign policy was finally exposed as a sham.
Friday 28 February 2014
THERE are two camps on migration. The first, to which the vast majority of the public belongs, believes that immigration into the UK is much too high. The second, much smaller group, is more liberal on this issue.
Thursday 27 February 2014
HOMEOWNERSHIP has just fallen to a 25-year low, which means that Britain’s once-vaunted ownership society is in deep trouble. This is very bad news indeed.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
ATTITUDES to having babies can tell us a lot about a country. In the UK, the recession went hand-in-hand with a baby-boom – and yet in the US it was accompanied by a collapse in the birth rate.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
SUPPLY and demand: remember them? If the demand for a good or service goes up, and its supply doesn’t increase as much, then prices go up. If supply increases, and demand doesn’t, prices go down.
Monday 24 February 2014
VLADIMIR Ilyich Lenin was a monster. He was a central theorist of communism, a key player in the Bolshevik revolution, a commissar, a leading instigator of the Red Terror and other massacres, and the first leader of the Soviet Union.
Friday 21 February 2014
BRITAIN is building again at last – or so the government would like us to believe.
Thursday 20 February 2014
THERE is one reason, above all others, why we should welcome the latest figures on the state of the jobs market. Yes, jobs are being created in vast numbers, and good ones for that matter.
Wednesday 19 February 2014
MORE Ferraris are now sold in the UK than in any other European country. No fewer than 677 of the Italian supercars were delivered to the UK, out of total global sales of 7,000, more even than Germany, home of autobahns with no speed limits.
Tuesday 18 February 2014
MONEY, money, money – there is much still to learn from Abba, the wonderful Swedish band, especially when it comes to economics. Take their garish outfits: the crazed hotpants, the white boots and the bizarre shirts.
Monday 17 February 2014
POLITICS is a nasty, brutish business - so I have no time for those Scottish nationalists who are now bleating about how badly they are being treated by the London and European establishments.
Friday 14 February 2014
THE gloves are finally off. The London political establishment’s message to Scotland is clear: stay in the UK, or lose the pound.
Thursday 13 February 2014
LET’S face it: monetary policy in the UK has become much harder to understand, in no small part because of Mark Carney’s botched forward guidance.