The foreign exchange market is the largest financial market in the world, with transactions worth $5.4 trillion taking place every day.
I am becoming worryingly convinced that Vladimir Putin must be a big fan of this column.
We only have to wait until the end of September before we know who is going to represent the two main political parties in the race to become the next mayor of London.
This week, fed-up Londoners will be forced to endure two more Tube strikes.
I arrived back from holiday at Heathrow last week. After I picked up my bags, I went through customs and I saw some stewardesses walking through a passageway that avoided the arrivals duty free shopping area.
Everyone in this city has their own story. Mine, like so many Londoners, is of someone whose parents moved here to make a better life for themselves and their family.
The technological breakthrough of ecigarettes has placed the medical establishment and taxpayer-funded public health advocates in a bit of a quandary.
The latest retail figures in the UK showed good growth. Things are also looking up in the US and in much of the euro area. The world economy has settled into a period of steady growth with very little inflation in the major economies.
Last week saw the ritual tears and joy of the announcement of A-Level results. An encouraging aspect was the increase, albeit small, in the percentage of entries in traditional academic subjects, now standing at 51.2 per cent.
It's easy to be down on China. Last week’s negative headlines after the unexpected devaluations of the renminbi (RMB) played into the “China slowdown” narrative which has taken root as this year’s accepted story.
The summer is ebbing, football is back, and this weekend saw the launch of yet another campaign to “save the NHS”.
It's seven years since the last crash. We know there will be another one soon but where will it happen? Looking at the cranes in the sky has always been a reliable indicator.
I assume that soon-to-be Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has more than a passing understanding of Lenin, if of little else.
Over the past year, I have said frequently that firms in the City are too quiet when there is good news to tell.
Exceptionalism has long characterised France. On the cultural front, two years ago the country requested the audio-visual sector (including French cinema) be excluded from the US-EU free trade agreement.
THE SCHOOL reforms in England since 2010 have been underpinned by the rationale that a good education is emancipating and liberating; that it allows access to a world of opportunities and interests where an individual’s destiny is in their own han
THE headlines this week were about a rise in UK unemployment –up 25,000 in the past three months. The main weakness was in part-time employment, which fell by nearly 100,000.
STUDENTS across the UK opened their A-Level results yesterday and, for most, the three or four letters in that envelope will determine where they study next or which employer they go on to work for.
Macroeconomic forces influence truly vast sums of money, but the process of analysing them is notoriously unreliable. Economic forecasting is often very wide of the mark and seriously inaccurate just one year ahead.
Are the wheels falling off the government’s EU renegotiation?
The key aim of George Osborne’s economic policy has been to eliminate the public sector’s financial deficit. The main way he has tried to achieve this has been by squeezing public spending.
In a surprise move, China weakened its currency yesterday by setting the daily fix for the RMB 1.9 per cent lower, in its most significant devaluation since 1994.