Hinkley Point

Brexit, Hurricane Irma, and an earthquake in Mexico

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Home The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was given a second reading by 326 votes to 290, with seven Labour MPs…

The City still leads the financial world, but it faces a fight on all fronts

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Should we place faith in a survey, conducted in June but published this week, that says London is still the…

The Grenfell inquiry: Can a 70-year-old man ‘understand human beings’?

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, urged colleagues to make the case for ‘sound money’; he said, ‘We…

I want my Brexit good and strong (and Theresa May seems to agree)

8 October 2016 9:00 am

What you really should have done if you were in Birmingham on Monday this week was skip the not notably…

Why was I able to 'vote' twice in the EU referendum?

20 August 2016 9:00 am

When you vote in Britain, there is a relaxed feeling in the polling stations. This is a long-established part of…

Whatever China says, we need to dump Hinkley Point

13 August 2016 9:00 am

The Chinese government is unlikely to give Theresa May a panda in the near future. This week the country’s ambassador…

Theresa May’s right: we need China’s money, not their friendship

6 August 2016 9:00 am

There are reasons why Theresa May might harbour doubts about the Hinkley Point nuclear project — chiefly its unproven French…

The death of investment banking as we know it? Bring it on

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Oh woe. Investment bank profits are evaporating after a disastrous contraction of trading revenues reflecting zero-to-negative interest rates, weak commodity…

Portrait of the week

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Home The Indian company Tata decided to sell its entire steel business in Britain, putting more than 15,000 jobs in…

Portrait of the week

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Home The Bank of England arranged for banks to be able to borrow as much money as they needed around…

Britain should not mistake its allies for friends

17 October 2015 8:00 am

It would be hard to dream up a more absurd piece of political satire than an agency of the British…

Any other business: Britain’s chaotic energy policy puts us in Putin’s hands

8 March 2014 9:00 am

To have written last month that the headline ‘Kiev in flames’ looked like a black swan on the economic horizon…

Why has Britain signed up for the world’s most expensive power station?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Britain is about to buy the world’s most expensive power station

Martin Vander Weyer: The BBC should replace Robert Peston with Grayson Perry

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Prediction, as Mervyn King once observed, is ‘a stab in the dark’. Who can say with confidence where the wholesale…