Eddie was a model public servant: that’s why Gordon was so rude to him
Martin Vander Weyer says that the anti-capitalist demonstrations provoked by the G20 meeting in London may help us learn to love capitalism again
Lloyds becomes one more catastrophe for which Brown will never apologise
The Prime Minister’s latest measures to shore up the banking sector will not be his last, says Martin Vander Weyer. But the market is losing patience with the government’s interventions
A hot new brand, a better train service and a kinder role model for harsh times
Martin Vander Weyer looks ahead to next week’s Pre-Budget Report and reflects on George Osborne’s contentious remarks about the devaluation of sterling. It looks like Gordon Brown is getting away with his borrowing binge — leaving the Tories isolated
My hopes for America lie less in Obama- mania, more in Vaud and the Villains
Martin Vander Weyer pours a whisky, sits back and observes chaos theory at work in the global markets: it could all end in Mad Max anarchy
The ticking parcel I failed to spot and the oil-price prediction I got spot on
Martin Vander Weyer says that the collapse in the markets reflects a loss of confidence that is out of proportion to all reason: a trip to Mamma Mia! is the answer to this hysteria
The interconnectedness and velocity of modern markets make this crash unique, says Martin Vander Weyer. But all is not lost yet: this is a time for cool heads and open minds
The Prime Minister’s survival is pinned on a September ‘relaunch’ to ease the voters’ economic woes. But, says Martin Vander Weyer, each door through which Brown tries to escape his predicament slams in his face. His room for manoeuvre is negligible
Does Medvedev really believe in the rule of law? The fate of TNK-BP is the test
Martin Vander Weyer's thoughts on the world of business
How times change: the ECB has become the very model of a modern central bank
These days, Vesco the fugitive fraudster would have had a top job on Wall Street
The Chariots of Fire moment that revealed Gordon’s 10p tax timebomb
Martin Vander Weyer says that we resent the growing power of countries which shrewdly invest the wealth from their natural resources. We had North Sea oil, and we blew the lot
I think I’ve spotted the ‘trash and cash’ merchants, dining at Mayfair’s best tables
What scrapes ice, picks locks, tempts shoppers - and bolsters shaken banks?
In the end, they may have to auction what’s left of Northern Rock on eBay
Martin Vander Weyer on the next thing to cause heartburn in the financial markets.
Oh Boy. If you thought the Société Générale saga was beyond belief – today we learn that Eurex, the derivatives exchange, had been trying to warn the French bank for two months about Jerome Kerviel’s extraordinarily large trading volumes – then I invite you to contemplate the £274 million loss clocked up on hedging transactions by Mitchell & Butlers.
Network Rail’s performance is poor enough to test an archbishop’s patience, writes Martin Vander Weyer
Martin Vander Weyer reflects on yesterday's extraordinary general meeting of Northern Rock shareholders and assesses what hopes the shareholders should place in their board.