Property

What will it take for us to stop doing business with Qatar?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Qatari money has flooded into London – but also into much less savoury places

Andrew Marr’s diary: Seeing shadows of Syria in Limousin’s ghost village

30 August 2014 9:00 am

No, no, no, you don’t want a house abroad — the paperwork, the taxes, the piping, the cost of the…

The squeezed middle is a myth

16 August 2014 9:00 am

With soaring house prices and low interest rates, the middle classes are doing rather well. But you’d never think so to hear them

You’ll mock me, but I have to ask: why don’t any of my friends have holiday homes?

9 August 2014 9:00 am

This is to be one of those columns that makes the writer faintly wish there wasn’t an internet. It would…

Sloane Rangers vs Arabs – the battle for Chelsea

12 July 2014 9:00 am

In Knightsbridge and Chelsea, tension simmers between Sloanes and super-rich Arabs

‘Dark pools’ are just another conspiracy of bankers against the public

5 July 2014 9:00 am

It was at the Mansion House dinner last year that a City gent two seats away announced himself to be…

How the internet can – and should – destroy estate agents

28 June 2014 9:00 am

The internet can – and should – bring it about

Why education is no longer the best way to invest in your child’s future

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Investment plans to make even a teenager say thank you

Gordon Ramsay joins in the posh invasion of Battersea

5 April 2014 9:00 am

London House is in Battersea, which some people call South Chelsea, but is more East Wandsworth to my mind; or…

The engagement-ring theory of property bubbles

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Google ‘the bread market’ and you get 135,000 hits, mostly from specialist food industry websites. Google ‘the property market’, however,…

Any other business: How François Hollande let France miss the global recovery train

25 January 2014 9:00 am

I’ve always respected stationmasters, but that sentiment is not universally shared. A distinguished friend of mine across the Channel described…

How to make money from the Scottish referendum

2 November 2013 9:00 am

An investor’s guide to the Scottish referendum

How mansion taxes will make us all poorer

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Mansion taxes may be inevitable – and will make us all poorer

This isn’t a property bubble – it’s a reason to improve London’s transport

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Everyone —including me, if I’m honest — has been talking about a new property bubble. But is it for real?…

My mansion tax solution: hit rich foreigners. But no one else

14 September 2013 9:00 am

I am surprised no more attention has been given to Martin Vander Weyer’s suggestion in The Spectator two weeks ago…

What Vodafone should do with its huge windfall: invest it in the next Vodafone

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Vodafone, which has just collected an £84 billion windfall from the sale of its 45 per cent stake in Verizon…

Welcome to Big Venice: How London became a tourist-trap city

10 August 2013 9:00 am

London is at risk of becoming a tourist trap full of second homes

Letters

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Stay Conservative Sir: Dr John Hyder-Wilson wrote (Letters, 11 May) of my calls to ‘shift Tory party policy rightward’ to…

Why Mark Carney’s Canadian success story may be about to fall apart

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Is the new Bank of England governor an economic genius, or just a man who’s jumping at exactly the right time?

In Cyprus as in Britain, the prudent must pay for others’ folly – but not like this

23 March 2013 9:00 am

The Cypriots are the authors of their own misfortune, having turned their banking system into a rackety offshore haven for…

Investment special: Gaining from a housing recovery

9 March 2013 9:00 am

How to profit from a revival of the housing market

London house prices are a better guide to how the world sees us than Moody’s ratings

2 March 2013 9:00 am

‘There are two superpowers in the world today,’ said the American columnist Thomas Friedman in 1996. ‘There’s the United States…