Martin Vander Weyer

Why is your holiday exchange rate so awful? Investors see hope for the eurozone

12 August 2017 9:00 am

As usual for August, I’m in France, where the news in brief is ‘Euro up, Macron down’. The youthful French…

Why stop at keeping Gibraltar? Let’s take over the bits of Spain around it

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Since Article 50 was triggered last week, City traders have been avidly watching the fluctuations of the pound. Analysts at…

Monte dei Paschi is everything that’s gone wrong with banking

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The headline business story of the holiday season was the latest bailout of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. This…

I’d rather be selling Tumblr than buying it

25 May 2013 9:00 am

I haven’t used Yahoo as a general search engine since an American friend introduced me to the miracle that was…

Funding: Local heroes

30 October 2010 12:00 am

I was acting and directing at Helmsley Arts Centre last week, in a little piece of ‘café theatre’ performed in the bar to an audience of only 50. But it was a sell-out every night and, I hope, a light-hearted distraction for the citizens of my Yorkshire town from all that gloomy talk about cuts, more cuts — and who deserves to be cut most.