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How the markets reacted to Trump’s assassination attempt

20 July 2024 9:00 am

Market reactions to the assassination attempt in Pennsylvania represent, according to taste, rational bets on the significantly increased likelihood of…

How safe do you feel boarding a Boeing?

13 July 2024 9:00 am

‘They knocked down our old house in three hours,’ says a friend who has embarked on what he says is…

Let’s start the new era with a glass of champagne

6 July 2024 9:00 am

‘I drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad,’ Madame Lily Bollinger (1899-1977) remarked. ‘Sometimes I drink it when…

Can things only get better under Starmer?

29 June 2024 9:00 am

‘We are the masters now,’ I chirrup to my Holborn and St Pancras neighbours – misquoting Labour attorney-general Hartley Shawcross…

Why should Putin be allowed to keep seized Russian assets?

22 June 2024 9:00 am

The seizure of enemy treasure, formerly known as plunder and pillage, is an ancient tool of war. Though still practised…

Nigel Farage is right: the City should not kowtow to Shein

15 June 2024 9:00 am

Nigel Farage and I agree on one thing: a red-carpet welcome at the London Stock Exchange for Shein, the Chinese…

A thriving City will test Labour’s tolerance

8 June 2024 9:00 am

The City is having a busier year than pessimistic observers – including me – might have expected. The biggest deal…

Bury the Canaletto, now

1 June 2024 9:00 am

I’m not on the guest list for the Duke of Westminster’s wedding, but I wish him luck anyway. Mind you,…

The need for greed

25 May 2024 9:00 am

I suspect I’ve had a lot more fun writing about the annual Sunday Times Rich List over the years than…

Can Starmer and Reeves add some fizz to the economy?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

If the 0.6 per cent first-quarter GDP uplift reported by the Office for National Statistics is sustained for the rest…

How to bottle Britishness

11 May 2024 9:00 am

The US crackdown on trade finance for Russia from international banks – designed to impede imports needed for the continuing…

Live the high life… in a mid rise

4 May 2024 9:00 am

How radically left-wing is Labour’s proposed ‘renationalisation’ of the railways? Though militant Mick Lynch of the RMT union ‘strongly welcomed…

How Pret ate itself

27 April 2024 9:00 am

How bad would it be if Royal Mail’s parent company, International Distributions Services (IDS), were to be taken over by…

Sack Andrew Bailey? Let’s look at the case against him

20 April 2024 9:00 am

The Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, is a loyal and well-intentioned public servant in a role that,…

The arrogance of Apple

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Can flexible working get the best out of what a ministerial press release calls ‘hardworking Brits’ – or is it…

Why Thames Water is the pariah of post-privatisation capitalism

6 April 2024 9:00 am

‘It would have been ideal not to have so  much poo in the water,’ said Oxford captain Leonard Jenkins after…