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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Thursday 15 August 2013
MY column yesterday revealing that the French are building three times more homes than the British every year – an astonishing fact which highli
Wednesday 14 August 2013
THERE is a first time for everything. Today, I’m going to praise something about the French economy – well, sort of, at least.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
SORRY, but the fact that Greece collapsed at an annual rate of 4.6 per cent in the second quarter, rather than a little bit faster, isn’t good news. It’s terrible, awful, horrible news.
Monday 12 August 2013
QUOTAS are the enemy of meritocracy and have no place in public companies.
Friday 09 August 2013
IF THE UK economic rebound continues, the total amount of demand in the economy is likely to rise more strongly than most people realise.
Thursday 08 August 2013
ONCE again, I find myself in a minority. Most economists – and the overwhelming majority of commentators – are delighted with Mark Carney’s shake-up of monetary policy.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
ED BALLS and the Labour party have a big problem. The British economy is recovering, despite the coalition’s relatively modest cuts, and the public is increasingly supportive of reducing public spending.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
THERE are three ways we can organise banking.
Tuesday 30 July 2013
ONE OF Britain’s great advantages is that we are meant to be a much more entrepreneurial nation than most of our major competitors.
Monday 29 July 2013
THIS column has long highlighted the massive bubble in the global bond markets and the horrific, systemic risk it poses to the global recovery and financial system.
Friday 26 July 2013
FOR ONCE, economists managed to predict exactly yesterday’s second quarter GDP growth figures of 0.6 per cent. Such statistics should be treated extremely carefully: they are inevitably revised, sometimes dramatically.
Thursday 25 July 2013
BARRING an astonishing shock, today’s second quarter UK GDP figures will be good.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
COULD the financial markets be about to have a heart attack? The reason I ask is a terrifying little document that has just landed on my desk.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
SO it is a boy, a Prince and our future King. It’s wonderful news for his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to whom we send our heartfelt congratulations; and an important moment for the country.
Monday 22 July 2013
BRITAIN’S housing market is broken: inane planning rules mean that not enough new homes are being built.
Friday 19 July 2013
IT’S called the law of supply and demand, a basic concept that Labour and coalition politicians sometimes find difficult to grasp. If you try to mess with it, it ends up biting you, and hard.
Thursday 18 July 2013
THERE is no better way to get depressed than to study the Office for Budget Responsibility’s long-term forecasts for the British economy.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
GOOD intentions are never enough – and in most cases, they don’t even matter.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
IT is time for the banker-bashers to rejoice – and for the rest of us to count the costs of the bloodbath in the City.
Monday 15 July 2013
IF small businesses are the future, then London’s place at the heart of the British economy is assured.
Friday 12 July 2013
BRITAIN is sleep-walking towards the state financing of political parties.
Thursday 11 July 2013
MANY of the people who deliver our parcels now work for private firms, so the idea of private posties is no longer a novelty.
Wednesday 10 July 2013
ONE reason why some trains are running late is, apparently, that we are facing the wrong kind of hot weather. It’s pathetic – but sadly hardly a unique problem for this country.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
IT is obvious that somebody zig-zagging across traffic at 95mph in central London is driving recklessly and endangering lives.
Monday 08 July 2013
HE DID it, he did it – and a euphoric nation roared with delight, celebrating a moment many of us feared would never happen and a new, 26-year old national hero. A Brit is Wimbledon champion, and this is real life, not a Hollywood rom-com.

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