Martin Vander Weyer

Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. He writes the weekly Any Other Business column.

A rate rise in November? After years of dithering, don’t bet on it

23 September 2017 9:00 am

It is more than three years since Bank of England governor Mark Carney was accused by Labour MP and Treasury…

The City still leads the financial world but 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…

Ten years after the banking crisis began, the unfairness of its aftermath still stings

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Arguably it was Robert Peston’s breathless reporting of trouble at Northern Rock on the evening of 13 September 2007 that…

Hurricane Harvey is bigger news than the bankers at Jackson Hole

2 September 2017 9:00 am

In Houston last November I spent an evening at the city’s industrial-scale food bank, where I heard a presentation on…

The truth about Brexit? One professor’s guess is no better than another’s

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Removing all trade and tariff barriers as part of a hard Brexit would generate ‘a £135 billion annual boost to…

Forget London’s ramshackle Garden Bridge: bring on Nine Elms-to-Pimlico instead

19 August 2017 9:00 am

I can’t work up much indignation at the collapse of London’s Garden Bridge project, which has been strangled by the…

Why is your holiday exchange rate so awful? Because investors see hope for the eurozone

12 August 2017 9:00 am

As usual for August, I’m in France, where the news in brief is ‘Euro up, Macron down’. The youthful French…

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Fudging Ireland’s border issue can only mean Troubles ahead

5 August 2017 9:00 am

The question of what kind of border after Brexit will exist between Northern Ireland and the Republic will, I predict,…

Fudging Ireland’s border issue can only mean Troubles ahead

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

The question of what kind of border after Brexit will exist between Northern Ireland and the Republic will, I predict,…

Cheating German car-makers are good news for Brexiteers

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It came as no great surprise to learn that the EU competition authorities are crawling all over the three major…

Bending London’s listing rules to win Saudi favour smacks of desperation

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Now here’s a tricky question. The world’s largest oil company, potentially worth six times as much as ExxonMobil and ten…

The Taylor report is wrong to suggest cash in hand is fundamentally dishonest

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Would a cashless world be a -better place, morally or fiscally? -Matthew Taylor, in his relatively uncontroversial review of work…

Let’s make sure our fishermen are protected against Brexit tit-for-tat

8 July 2017 9:00 am

I voted Remain last year for two reasons. First, however irritating I found some aspects of the EU, I could…

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,…

Why I’m sad to see Barclays in the dock – and astonished to see John Varley there

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Regular readers know I have an umbilical connection to Barclays, because my father spent his working life there, I was…

Let’s have a dose of business sense in Downing Street before it’s too late

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Take no notice of the resilience of the FTSE100 index, which, having reached record pre-election highs, shed barely 100 points…

The Board of Trade won’t boost exports if business conditions aren’t right at home

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The last limp gambit of the Tory campaign was a promise to revive the Board of Trade. As a way…

BA’s disaster plan failed as soon as the smoke started coming out of its servers

3 June 2017 9:00 am

The science of ‘disaster recovery planning’, together with the related art of ‘crisis PR’, is a core discipline of 21st-century…

We’d all like to see Fred on the hook but RBS investors will be wiser to settle

27 May 2017 9:00 am

‘Fred Goodwin off the hook again,’ declared the Scottish Daily Record. That neatly summed up one strand of sentiment behind…

Here’s who should be Mrs May’s cabinet supremo to tackle the housing shortage

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…

The economy isn’t all roses, but that’s no reason not to vote for Mrs May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

As the election campaign goes into full swing, we hear surprisingly little about the state of the UK economy —…

Why binding shareholder votes on pay should be a manifesto promise

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Will executive pay pop up in Theresa May’s manifesto? An objective of her snap election is to secure a larger…

Capping prices to win votes is no substitute for a serious energy strategy

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Is capping domestic energy prices an equitable way to help the ‘just about managing’, or an electoral gimmick with a…

Disaster versus chaos for France’s economy? My village neighbours don’t seem bothered

22 April 2017 9:00 am

The lovely Dordogne village of St Pompon that is my holiday hide-away has only 350 voters, but is a perfect…

A whistleblower mystery that illuminates the inner turmoil of the banking sector

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

What troubled places banks have become, I thought as I listened to two news stories, one concerning a formal reprimand…