Matthew Lynn

Apple is right to steer clear of the electric car market

28 February 2024 10:17 pm

Apple’s much-hyped electric car appears to have been killed off before it ever hit the road. For years, the tech…

Javier Milei’s Argentine revolution seems to be working

26 February 2024 9:39 pm

The currency would collapse. Output would go into freefall. Unemployment would soar, and the IMF would be back in charge…

The valuable lesson learnt from Japan’s stock market recovery

22 February 2024 10:25 pm

A lot has happened over the past 34 years: the Cold War ended, several wars have taken place in the…

London has France to thank for its Brexit win

22 February 2024 12:43 am

The City of London would be hollowed out. Bankers would have to retrain as burger chefs. And Paris and Frankfurt…

Does the EU’s tech ‘enforcer’ know what he’s talking about?

7 February 2024 3:36 am

Thierry Breton is, on the face of it, well qualified to regulate Europe’s tech industry. After a brief spell as…

Jeremy Hunt should ignore the IMF’s tax cut warning

31 January 2024 8:58 pm

Government borrowing is lower than had been forecast. The economy needs some form of a boost. And perhaps most of…

Christine Lagarde is failing again

23 January 2024 9:44 pm

Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank, has one of the most glittering CVs in European politics. The…

What’s wrong with trillionaires?

16 January 2024 1:47 am

Why is Oxfam so concerned about the coming possibility of the world’s first trillionaire? The charity has this week released…

The EU is paying a high price for its Brexit pettiness

10 January 2024 10:46 pm

It has formidable negotiating skills, at least according to its cheerleaders. It has huge economic clout. And it can impose its…

Bitcoin’s bounce back has proved its critics wrong again

3 January 2024 10:00 pm

The charlatans had been exposed. Its flimsiness had been confirmed. And the bubble had finally burst. Rewind to just over…

Does falling inflation show that interest rates are too high?

20 December 2023 10:13 pm

Well that was a surprise. At just 3.9 per cent, down from 4.7 per cent, the latest inflation figure published…

Will Javier Milei’s ‘shock therapy’ work?

13 December 2023 11:06 pm

The Argentinian peso has been devalued by 50 per cent overnight. Controls on exports have been scrapped, and the country’s…

There’s a reason the market is rejecting electric cars

6 December 2023 6:00 pm

They are cheap to run. They rarely break down. And perhaps most of all they are far better for the…

Is climate change really to blame for rising food costs?

27 November 2023 9:38 pm

Everything in the shops is getting more expensive and restaurant bills have become prohibitive. We are all aware that food…

Is Javier Milei already defying his critics?

23 November 2023 10:01 pm

Critics of Argentina’s president Javier Milei have already made up their minds: he is a lunatic and his plans will…

Biden and Xi’s meeting is a boost to the global economy

16 November 2023 9:01 pm

At least there will be some pandas. At his summit with President Biden this week, China’s President Xi pledged to…

In defence of ‘rip-off’ airline charges

6 November 2023 11:46 pm

The Conservative party is 25 points behind in the polls. Its backbenchers are scrambling around to find new jobs, and…

Will Elon Musk end up humiliating Rishi Sunak?

31 October 2023 8:58 pm

Bill Gates was probably otherwise engaged. Mark Zuckerberg was busy in the metaverse. And Jeff Bezos was tied up on…

Why Dame Sharon White failed at John Lewis

2 October 2023 11:14 pm

There are lots of plausible explanations for Dame Sharon White’s failure at the department store and grocery chain John Lewis.…

The eurozone isn’t looking healthy

29 September 2023 1:39 am

Bond yields are soaring. The cost of debt, and very soon mortgages, is rising. And the government is getting nervous…

Labour will regret handing more power to the OBR

22 September 2023 10:22 pm

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will have to sign off on any changes to taxation. It will need to…

Is the EU sacrificing net zero to protect its electric car industry?

15 September 2023 2:32 am

They are too expensive. There are not enough of them on the market. It’s too much hassle to charge them.…

Why is the EU forcing Apple to change its charger?

12 September 2023 9:07 pm

When the iPhone 15 is unveiled later today it will no doubt come with an array of flashy tweaks and…

It’s time to get on with the Indian trade deal

23 August 2023 9:27 pm

The trade secretary Kemi Badenoch will be in India this week for a meeting of G20 trade ministers. The Prime…

Working from home is the new British disease

16 August 2023 1:14 am

Over mighty trade unions. Short-termist management that prioritises profits over investment. And an education system that doesn’t produce enough scientists…