Martin Vander Weyer Martin Vander Weyer

Where I’m looking for the next great banking blow-up

Plus: George Soros’s secrets, and what changed at Sainsbury’s

Antony Jenkins of Barclays Plc. Photo: Bloomberg via Getty

A reader likens me to Dr Pangloss, the quack philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide who insisted that ‘all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds’ even after he was reduced to a syphilitic beggar. It’s true that I tend to regard positive indicators — a 22-year high in the BDO index of business expectations, a CBI statement that ‘we’re starting to see the right kind of growth’ — as a pattern of recovery, rather than a mirage in a minefield.

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