City of London

Step up Boris – you’re just the man to be housing supremo in the next cabinet

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Who should be housing supremo in what we all assume will be Mrs May’s new administration? Brandon Lewis and Gavin…

How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

25 March 2017 9:00 am

How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

Meet London’s senior mayor (no, it’s not Sadiq)

7 May 2016 9:00 am

London’s other mayor How many people could name the capital’s other mayor, the Lord Mayor of London? The office, officially…

The new Wheeler’s is the worst thing Marco Pierre White has ever done

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Wheeler’s is such a dreadful restaurant that I wonder if Marco Pierre White even knows his name is on it.…

Sell the London Stock Exchange if you must. But not to Frankfurt!

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The London Stock Exchange is no longer the red-hot crucible it once was, given the multifarious ways by which shares,…

The City’s real players may be voting ‘out’ in the EU referendum

27 February 2016 9:00 am

‘The City is in no doubt that staying in Europe is the only way ahead,’ declared Mark Boleat for the…

Through a lens darkly: from the series ‘New Brighton’ , ‘The Last Resort’, 1985

‘I enjoy the banal’: Stephen Bayley meets Martin Parr

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The photographer Martin Parr claims to like ordinary people, but are his pictures celebratory or mocking, asks Stephen Bayley

Our terrified central bankers have sat on interest rates long enough

26 September 2015 8:00 am

When news broke last Thursday evening that the US Federal Reserve had decided to keep interest rates on hold, I…

Why the City might yet miss stroppy regulator Martin Wheatley

25 July 2015 9:00 am

A City insider at last month’s Mansion House dinner told me the Financial Conduct Authority had become ‘a bit of…

Ten myths about Brexit

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Don’t believe the scare stories about leaving the EU

Fenchurch in the Sky Garden – like going for dinner in Total Recall

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Fenchurch is a restaurant that is scared of terrorists. It cowers at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street, a skyscraper…

The crash was good news for the City's women

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The City is a better workplace for women than it was before the crash

Why Yanis Varoufakis is my politician of the year

9 May 2015 9:00 am

After the heat of battle: the accolades, the recriminations, the telling of history by the victors. It’s six months early…

Why Switzerland should have listened to Hong Kong on currency pegs

24 January 2015 9:00 am

The Swiss National Bank usually ticks away as quietly as one of its nation’s more expensive timepieces, but when the…

Why a City job should be graduates’ last resort

16 August 2014 9:00 am

August is the season for conversation about career choices. Every holiday party seems to include new graduates or next year’s…

Are we killing investment banking? And if we are, should we care?

17 May 2014 9:00 am

Do we really mean to kill investment banking, or are we trampling it by accident in a fit of righteous…

Why the bankers’ bonus debate is not going away

3 May 2014 9:00 am

A bouquet to Alison Kennedy, ‘governance and stewardship director’ at the Edinburgh-based pensions provider Standard Life, for leading the rebellion…

Investment trusts – the way the City saves

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Investment trusts are coming back into fashion – and rightly so

The Fable would do better as an American Psycho theme bar

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The Fable is three floors high and two days old, a monster newly hatched on the Holborn Viaduct; deep below…

Recycled graves – coming soon to a cemetery near you

15 June 2013 9:00 am

For 150 years, Britain has tightly restricted the re-use of graves. That may be about to change

Thatcher changed the City for the better – but human nature led it astray

13 April 2013 9:00 am

‘Margaret had no love for the banks,’ Nigel Lawson wrote in The View from No. 11. The idea that the…

Europe’s cap on bankers’ pay is merely a harbinger of the Great Persecution to come

9 March 2013 9:00 am

‘Possibly the most deluded measure to come from Europe since Diocletian tried to fix the price of groceries across the…

The credit crunch with jokes

12 May 2010 12:00 am

Unlike most financial writers, who are too serious for their own good, Michael Lewis has a sense of humour and he deploys it deftly.