Financial crisis

The next financial crisis is coming ‘with a vengeance’, says the expert. But when?

1 July 2017 9:00 am

There’s a passage in Philip Larkin’s All What Jazz, the collection of his writings as the Daily Telegraph’s jazz critic,…

Portrait of Marie Antoinette by Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun

How a Swiss banker’s bungling led to the French Revolution

2 July 2016 9:00 am

France’s problems today should lessen the condescension of posterity towards Louis XVI. Presidents of the Republic have proved just as…

Come back Robert Peston, all is forgiven: and tell us who’s to blame this time

23 January 2016 9:00 am

‘Who’s to blame for financial crisis’ is a poem I wrote in 2012, rhyming ‘speculators, spivs and traders’ with ‘rich,…

The low tricks of high finance: how greedy bankers, weak politicians and timid journalists could cause a new crash

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, rages against greedy bankers, weak politicians and timid journalists

Tony Blair: What I got right – and Labour now is getting wrong

12 December 2015 9:00 am

And what the Labour party is now getting wrong

Athenian general Xenophon

Financial crises are nothing new in Greece — they go back at least to the Peloponnesian War

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Financial crises are nothing new in Greece. Back in 354 BC, at a time when Frankfurt was still a swamp,…

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…

The subversive wonders of Kilkenomics – where economics meets stand-up

15 November 2014 9:00 am

‘What is a Minsky moment, anyway?’ asks Gerry Stembridge, an Irish satirist. ‘I’ve been reading about them in the papers…

The warning signs of a new credit crunch

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Think we’ve done enough to avoid another financial crisis? Think again

Less subsidy means better music

1 March 2014 9:00 am

One of the unlooked-for side effects of the financial crisis has been what might be called the desocialising of music…

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

15 February 2014 9:00 am

A reader likens me to Dr Pangloss, the quack philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide who insisted that ‘all is for the…

Ireland's back, and luck had nothing to do with it

16 November 2013 9:00 am

My man in Dublin calls with joy in his voice to tell me ‘the Troika’ — the combined powers of…

The great debt bubble of 2011

1 January 2011 12:00 am

Have our governments averted a financial disaster – or paved the way for one?