Liam Halligan

The financial logic behind HS2 is collapsing. It’s time to pull the plug

9 February 2019 9:00 am

No one is in any doubt about the problem facing Britain’s railways. Over the past decade, rail fares have risen…

Leo Varadkar has done his absolute best to damage Brexit

24 November 2018 9:00 am

How did we get into this Brexit mess? Why is it proving so difficult to leave the EU? Was it…

Ten years on: the world the crash made

8 September 2018 9:00 am

With September marking a decade since the Lehman Brothers implosion, stand by for a slew of economic retrospectives. Any meaningful…

Interview: Meet Mariana Mazzucato, big-state capitalism’s new champion

28 April 2018 9:00 am

‘It was Plato who said storytellers rule the world,’ observes Mariana Mazzucato, her powerful voice tempered with a beaming smile,…

This is the stock market crash we needed

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Since the crash ten years ago, stock markets the world over have been steadily recovering. The Dow Jones, a bellwether…

Prime Minister Theresa May at the summit of European Union (image: getty)

No deal is a good deal

21 October 2017 9:00 am

So Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker enjoyed a ‘broad and constructive exchange’ during their working dinner in Brussels. Last time…

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

It amazes me, simply amazes me, that journalists aren’t all over these stories. Doesn’t it amaze you too?’ I’m in…

‘The problem isn’t that we’ve been slaves to free markets’: Joseph Stiglitz interview

30 May 2015 9:00 am

‘How do you feel when you go back to Gary?’ I ask Joe Stiglitz. ‘Well, frankly, I get depressed,’ he…

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…

Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can’t afford not to

18 October 2014 9:00 am

After months of escalating tensions over Ukraine and talk of a new cold war, Russia and the West could soon…

The warning signs of a new credit crunch

26 July 2014 9:00 am

When I think about global stock markets these days, the image that springs to mind is the final scene of…

The revolution the West needs (and won't get)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The western world is a mess. The ‘advanced’ economies are failing to generate higher living standards for the majority of…

Michael Lewis vs Wall Street's new predators

5 April 2014 9:00 am

‘The US stock market is rigged.’ That’s the j’accuse headline that screams out from Flash Boys, the new book by Michael…

Putin is making the West's Cold Warriors look like fools

22 March 2014 9:00 am

William Hague was on rather shaky ground when he argued this week that Moscow has chosen ‘the route to isolation’…