There’s only one way to make a fortune, and that’s to down the fellow who’s up against you." W Somerset Maugham, on poker
WE ALL know they are coming, even if not quite yet. The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is not expected to change interest rates this week, but its inaction is unlikely to last for long.
WITH the Airports Commission widely tipped to make an announcement about Boris Johnson’s Estuary airport proposal today, it is important we take stock of what is at stake.
Hannah Stuart, research fellow at The Henry Jackson Society, says Yes.
The government is calling for increased powers to tackle the threat posed by returning fighters from Syria and northern Iraq.
And so it begins. The window for new listings on the London stock market unofficially opens again today after the summer lull and bankers will hope to rekindle the spirit that gripped the City earlier this year.
For my sins, early in my Washington career I was sent to literally scores of high-level North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) meetings, frustratingly all on the same beside-the-point topic.
Over the years, the nationality of baddies in Hollywood films has offered a pretty reliable barometer of American geopolitical preoccupations.
The idea of a “Europe without banks” became popular after the financial crisis, when bankers were demonised and punitive regulations proposed.
Burger King drew the ire of many Americans this past week by announcing a plan to move their corporate headquarters to Canada from the United States after purchasing the Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons.
Earlier this month, speaking to The Sun newspaper, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg made a bold statement on Britain's drug policy: "At the moment, we are doing an utterly senseless thin
He knew the day would come, but David Cameron will most likely wake to an uneasy calm this morning, rather than the pit-of-the-stomach sense of impending doom he probably expected.
When historians come to write the history of Swiss banking in the 21st century, the mid-2010s are likely to be some of the better thumbed chapters.
Congenital insensitivity to pain is a rare and dangerous disorder that causes those afflicted by it to, quite literally, feel no pain. This happens because of a genetic malfunction that prevents “pain signals” from being transmitted to the brain.
It's enough to make an accountant develop a nervous one. This week Amazon snapped up Twitch, a video platform and community for computer gamers, paying the princely sum of $970m (£585m) in cash.
Back to school. Three little words that excite all squabble-weary parents at this time of year. For me, the relief is accompanied by a kind of dread at the thought of re-entering the world of timetables, permission slips and after-school clubs.
Mike Smithson, editor of PoliticalBetting.com, says Yes.
Fresh data, but no fresh hope for the mid-market grocers. Tesco dropped its market share to 28.8 per cent in the 12 weeks to 17 August, down from 30.2 per cent last year. Sainsbury’s also edged down.
SWEDEN continues to be one of the countries others look to for an answer to this fundamental question of our times: how can a country successfully combine increasing prosperity with a relatively egalitarian distribution?
FROM allegedly failing to execute trades at the best price, to clients being misled about the type of trade being executed, trading in dark pools has taken its fair share of criticism recently.
THE INTRODUCTION of paper money revolutionised the way we exchanged goods and services. Now, the booming UK financial technology (fintech) sector is fast changing the way we bank, invest and raise money.
Ian Angus Mackenzie, chief executive of Harris Tweed Hebrides, says Yes - the business case for Scottish independence has not been made.
The sun, I hope, has finally made an appearance this morning, to remind us that – despite this week’s cold and wind and rain – we are still, technically, in summertime.
Are we witnessing a comeback from traditional high street retailer HMV? Recent figures suggest so, with announcements highlighting stronger sales and consumer perception.
PRIOR to the financial crisis, life was relatively straightforward for central bankers. They favoured opacity over their future actions, using the theoretical argument that transparency was a threat to credibility.
SIR JAMES Mirrlees is one of the mere handful of British recipients of the Nobel Prize in economics. And as his fine old Scottish surname might suggest, he has been active in the debate on independence.
IN A typically verbose article for the Daily Telegraph, the mayor of London Boris Johnson has warned of the “tide of terror” that will “eventually lap at our front door” if something isn’t done to curb the advance of the Islamic State (IS) in the
Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Sturgeon Capital, says Yes.
While eSports may look and sound like child’s play, it is in fact big business.
Once again in Iraq – like some diabolical version of Bill Murray’s predicament in the peerless Groundhog Day – Western countries are arming the locals, with the US launching air strikes to stabilise a situation unhinged at least in part by our own
Two things tend to happen without fail at this time of year: the holiday season draws to a close – and young people everywhere receive their much anticipated exam results.
It seems a common refrain that modern life is busier and more hectic than ever – and this can feel especially true on the first day back at work after a Bank Holiday.
After Australia passed a first-of-its-kind law in 2012 mandating that all cigarettes be sold in plain brown packaging free of branding, UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt vowed to keep a close eye on the Australian law’s progress before introducing s
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