Matthew Lynn

Will Christine Lagarde crush Marine Le Pen?

20 June 2024 9:51 pm

The National Rally is comfortably leading in the polls. The charismatic Jordan Bardella is set to become the next Prime…

London can thank Macron for becoming Europe’s largest stock market

18 June 2024 8:40 pm

When Paris overtook London as the continent’s largest stock market two years ago, it was widely seen as a significant…

France could pay a heavy price for Macron’s Liz Truss-attack on Le Pen

17 June 2024 9:31 pm

As Emmanuel Macron heads into a fraught election, France’s president is repeatedly warning voters of the calamitous consequences of electing…

The London Stock Exchange is in serious trouble

12 June 2024 1:47 am

It has impeccable green credentials. It is crucial to the country’s power grid. And it is one of the UK’s…

France can’t afford a Le Pen government

10 June 2024 8:28 pm

It is possible that President Macon had some clever plan when he called a general election in the wake of…

The logic behind Labour’s foie gras ban

5 June 2024 12:01 am

It was never very impressed by the opportunity to strike trade deals across the fast-growing Pacific. It didn’t much like…

A Musk-Trump White House collaboration will only end badly

31 May 2024 12:59 am

He has created a major automobile company. He has built space rockets, taken over X, made himself hundreds of billions,…

Daniel Kretinsky may come to regret buying Royal Mail

29 May 2024 10:14 pm

Foreigners are stripping the UK of its assets. Vulture capitalists are swooping down on our historic companies. We need a…

Why is Rachel Reeves so proud of working at the Bank of England?

27 May 2024 10:52 pm

We don’t know much about what taxes she will impose. Nor do we have many clues as to how she…

Western economies are failing – but capitalism isn’t the problem

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Left-wing polemicists accuse neoliberals, inspired by Friedrich Hayek, of secretly running the world – but if so, they’re not concealing the whole sinister project very well

Will Nvidia stock keep going up?

23 May 2024 10:18 pm

It more than doubled its sales. It unveiled a new line of microchips. It promised to keep rolling out new…

The FTSE 100 hits a new high – but don’t celebrate yet

11 May 2024 9:34 pm

Another day, another all time high. As the week closed, the FTSE 100 index hit 8,433 — the highest level…

Passport e-gate outages are an embarrassment to Britain

8 May 2024 8:49 pm

Queues that stretch for hours. Technology that doesn’t work. And a system so poorly designed that this isn’t the first…

Is Javier Milei’s medicine working?

30 April 2024 10:37 pm

Javier Milei was taking too many risks. Argentina’s president didn’t have enough political support. And his radical version of free…

The truth about Ireland’s £600 million Brexit ‘bonanza’

30 April 2024 4:00 pm

Ireland is reaping the benefits of a Brexit bonus to the tune of €700 million (£600 million). It is not…

Meta’s AI investment plan has backfired on Zuckerberg

25 April 2024 10:40 pm

It will write your WhatsApp messages for you. It will post a cute picture of your cat on Instagram, even…

Elon Musk (Photo: Getty)

Elon Musk doesn’t know how to turn Tesla around

23 April 2024 10:25 pm

The share price is in freefall. Sales are sliding at an accelerating rate as customers lose interest. The Chinese are…

If Apple loses against China so will the West

16 April 2024 4:00 pm

It has been a long time since the West dominated shipbuilding, or steel making. We are already aware that we…

The Bank of England can’t blame IT for its dodgy forecasts

13 April 2024 3:05 am

It hires the cleverest young graduates every year. It brings in talent from around the world. And it has the…

It’s hard to be proud of the FTSE 100

3 April 2024 8:41 pm

It has finally happened. In trading on Tuesday afternoon, the UK’s FTSE 100 index finally closed in on an all-time…

The Swiss are cutting interest rates. Why can’t we?

22 March 2024 12:45 am

Mortgage rates will finally start to come down again. Consumers will have a little more money in their pockets. And companies…

Rachel Reeves will regret promising growth

19 March 2024 9:36 pm

Growth will be turbo-charged, animal spirits will be unleashed, and foreign investment will flood back into Britain. Shadow chancellor Rachel…

Cutting National Insurance won’t save the Tories

6 March 2024 8:07 pm

It will put more money in people’s pockets. It will improve the incentives to work. And it will put down…

Nissan is setting an alarming trend with their electric cars

5 March 2024 1:04 am

At a certain point, your smartphone may no longer accept the latest software update from Apple or Google. Your laptop…

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…