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Charlotte Hogg belongs to boardrooms’ real endangered species

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Tesco chairman John Allan provoked feminist fury by telling would-be non-exec directors, ‘If you’re a white male, tough: you’re an…

Why I doubt the warm words about Vauxhall and Brexit

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Budget week also turned out to be a week of notable deals. PSA, French owner of Peugeot and Citroën, went…

London Stock Exchange picked the wrong year for a pan-European merger

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The marriage of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse may not be stone dead but that’s the way to…

We should all be glad that Unilever saw off predatory robot Kraft Heinz

25 February 2017 9:00 am

I was sorry Kraft Heinz’s £115 billion bid for Unilever collapsed so fast — unveiled on Friday, it was dead…

One good thing about bank closures: they could give the Co-op a new job

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Many thanks to the stampede of readers who sent news of bank branch closures. There’s certainly a national pattern, and…

Our high streets are reviving — don’t let bank closures mess them up

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Almost a decade after the financial crisis loomed, our high streets and town centres are full of life again: who…

Trump vs British banks

4 February 2017 9:00 am

President Donald Trump is demolishing his predecessor’s legacy as fast as he can sign executive orders, but one thing for…

Is Mrs May’s industrial strategy just another misguided missile?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

The Prime Minister’s heralded ‘industrial strategy’ was robbed of headlines by the story of the misguided Trident missile. But it…

Oxfam don’t understand the rich — but they still have a point

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I’ve objected before to the fact that supporters of Oxfam shops are unknowingly funding not only an aid charity but…

Inflation creeps back in, like the forgotten whiff of cigarette smoke

14 January 2017 9:00 am

From supermarkets to superyacht builders, sales figures are remarkably buoyant: consumer debt may be rising too, but no one can…

Will disgruntlement prevail again in 2017?

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Most of my predictions for 2016 were wrong; so let’s not revisit them. But I was right, in January, to…

Whatever happened to Sir George? A festive finale to an eventful year

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Many (well, several) of you asked me what happened to George, the supermarket chairman who was the anti-hero of my…

Why workers on boards is a stale red herring

3 December 2016 9:00 am

‘We’re going to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but workers as well,’ Theresa May declared in July.…

May and Hammond’s promises to business are just window-dressing

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May likes to give a kitten-heeled kicking to conference audiences, even when they are police officers or her own…

In Houston, even the oil men won’t admit to voting Trump

19 November 2016 9:00 am

 Houston, Texas It’s hard to find anyone in polite society here who admits to having voted for Trump, even among…

Can anything make online banking truly hacker-proof?

12 November 2016 9:00 am

There’s an electronic device on my desk that looks — through its bubble- wrap — like a cheap miniature calculator.…

Why Philip Hammond should be getting ready to break up RBS

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The new series of The Missing is surely the gloomiest television of the year. But it has nothing on the…

I still think Big Bang hurt the City – but it’ll survive even Brexit

29 October 2016 9:00 am

As the 30th anniversary of Big Bang loomed, I found myself back at the scene of my City demise. Ebbgate…

What can Theresa May really promise Nissan?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

I wrote last month that a key test of Brexit success will be whether Nissan is still making cars here…

Brexit will hurt in the hotels of Majorca – but not the private peninsula

15 October 2016 9:00 am

This column comes from Puerto Pollensa in Majorca, my favourite off-season watering-hole. The hotel is full of elderly Daily Mail…

The best answer to the Brexit vote: more jobs and more houses

8 October 2016 9:00 am

‘I rang and said can I have a council house, I’ve nowhere to go, an’ the bloke said no you…

If Deutsche Bank goes down without a bailout, I really will eat my hat

1 October 2016 9:00 am

‘Can anyone seriously imagine the German state and corporate establishment allowing the bank that bears their country’s name to go…

A free vote on Heathrow? Don’t be so wet, Prime Minister

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Hinkley Point — for all its flaws and the whiffs of suspicion around its Chinese investors — has finally received…

The new world of work is a jungle — but don’t call workers ‘animals’

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The TUC general secretaryFrances O’Grady doesn’t get a lot of airtime. Compared with predecessors a generation ago, such as Vic…

Theresa May’s student crackdown will cost post-Brexit Britain dearly

10 September 2016 9:00 am

In the post-Brexit landscape whose shape was barely glimpsed in G20 discussions at Hangzhou, one thing is clear: soon we’ll…