Matthew Lynn

What can save Credit Suisse now?

18 March 2023 8:42 pm

It would be enough to buy Tesco twice over. Or Barclays, with almost enough change left over to buy Lloyds…

Jeremy Hunt will have to rescue Silicon Valley Bank’s London clients

12 March 2023 8:54 pm

It will be yet another bailout for failed bankers. It will simply encourage yet more risk-taking in the City. It…

Will the last company to leave the City please turn out the lights?

4 March 2023 3:49 am

It would have been bad enough if just one major British company had decided to list its shares in New…

Why does Starmer think Britain should be richer than Poland?

28 February 2023 1:40 am

Our growth rate has been miserable. We have not invested enough. And over thirteen years the Conservatives have cut spending…

How bitcoin bounced back after FTX

21 February 2023 1:44 am

One of the major exchanges has gone spectacularly bust. Billions of investor’s money has been lost. There have been allegations…

Why is it so hard for Britain to control inflation?

15 February 2023 9:10 pm

We are not leading the world in deregulation, or in creating new ‘green industries’. We certainly don’t lead in tax-cutting,…

Trussonomics is slowly winning the argument

6 February 2023 1:55 am

It was self-indulgent, whinging. Dull in places while completely batty in others. All the usual insults will be hurled at…

Don’t condemn Shell over its bumper profits

2 February 2023 10:30 pm

It is ‘obscene’ and ‘an insult to working families’, according to the TUC. If there was one thing more predictable…

The UK is right to keep faith in crypto

1 February 2023 10:36 pm

It will be a charter for fraudsters. It will usher in an open-season mindset for money launderers and criminals. And…

Davos man is back in charge of the global economy

20 January 2023 11:33 pm

Davos was back with a bang this week for the first full-scale winter conference since the pandemic. And yet, the…

We will miss the non-doms when they’re gone

11 January 2023 11:50 pm

It will cover a generous pay rise for the nurses. It will bail out the NHS. It will put the…

The UK has finally chalked up a Brexit win

7 January 2023 9:46 pm

We haven’t lowered tariffs on food. We haven’t done many new trade deals, and certainly not one with the United…

When will Covid fraud catch up with Rishi Sunak? 

1 December 2022 11:11 pm

Remember Rishi-mania? It came around the time of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, which was designed to help…

What is Keir Starmer’s plan for growth?

23 November 2022 12:41 am

A few vague promises about upgrading skills. And something or other about promoting innovation and raising productivity. Sir Keir Starmer…

Sunak’s Conservatives are the party of zero growth

18 November 2022 12:57 am

We might get a new nuclear power station one day, unless the protestors or the Supreme Court find a way…

The sad decline of the London stock market

15 November 2022 3:28 am

There is plenty for anyone in Paris to feel smug about if they happen to look across to the other…

Why interest rates are still lower than you might think

4 November 2022 5:15 pm

Anyone with a mortgage will be in serious trouble. Small businesses will go to the wall. Demand will be hammered.…

Rishi Sunak’s potential tax rises would guarantee a recession

1 November 2022 9:27 pm

It could be National Insurance. It could be income tax. Perhaps it could even be a rise in VAT. We…

What if Jeremy Hunt's rebooted centrism doesn't calm the markets?

15 October 2022 10:38 pm

He will control spending, reverse the few remaining tax cuts that are still in the works, and bring in every…

Opec will regret taking on the US

8 October 2022 1:47 am

Production will be cut. Supplies to the rest of the world will be curbed. And inflation will rise just a…

Will anyone ever be able to cut the 45p tax rate?

3 October 2022 7:44 pm

Well, that went well. Kwasi Kwarteng’s decision to axe the 45 per cent top rate of income tax triggered a…

This isn’t a return to boom and bust

24 September 2022 5:00 pm

Massive tax cuts. A huge budget deficit. And a wild dash for growth, stoking a short-lived boom, before it all…

The painful road to lower inflation

22 September 2022 4:48 am

In the end, it could have been worse. The Federal Reserve might have followed Sweden’s lead, with a whole one…

It's time to scrap the cap on bankers' bonuses

15 September 2022 7:48 pm

Critics say that scrapping the cap on bankers’ bonus will encourage a return to excessive risk taking. It will provoke retaliation…

Center Parcs's royal blunder

14 September 2022 7:22 pm

Whacking up the price of black ties given the extra demand. Running advertising campaigns for cut price comfort food to…