Economy

Is Britain really heading for a Brexit recession?

9 August 2019 10:15 pm

The sense of excitement among some Remainers is almost palpable. Finally – after three years of waiting – a quarter…

Could a global recession be around the corner?

8 June 2019 9:00 am

How can a new incumbent of No. 10 survive without a majority and with Brexit to solve? It defies the imagination.…

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A booming economy makes Trump look wiser than his detractors

4 May 2019 5:47 am

What delicious reading it makes going back over Paul Krugman’s missive in the New York Times on the morning after…

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The joy of a Greek summer

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Some jerk know-nothing writes in an unreadable American newspaper that Greece is back — Athens, actually. He would, he’s an…

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…

Brexit is already hurting growth – and George Osborne won’t mind a bit

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

Donald Trump's angry America

5 March 2016 9:00 am

It was, in the end, the best possible night for Donald Trump. On Super Tuesday, 11 American states voted for…

If there’s a crash now, the markets will have done it to themselves

20 February 2016 9:00 am

All this talk of a new financial apocalypse, so soon after the last one, is starting to annoy me. Partly…

Sorry, George: Britain’s economy is still a tale of two nations

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Upbeat or downbeat? I asked last month whether the mood where you live is energised by enterprise or demoralised by…

Why British investors are wrong to panic about China

13 February 2016 9:00 am

At the risk of sounding like Neville Chamberlain, how bizarre that we should be panic-selling our stock-market investments in reaction…

Don’t expect Mr Bear to go back into hibernation anytime soon

The bears are here to stay – but we’ll survive

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Like Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, we’ve just been savaged by a bear but we’ll probably survive. Leading UK-listed stocks…

Charles Moore’s Notes: The demented accusations against Field Marshal Lord Bramall have at last been dropped

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Many have rightly attacked the police for their handling of the demented accusations against Field Marshal Lord Bramall, now at…

The spectre haunting George Osborne

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Rather more attention was paid last week to the strange position of George Osborne’s feet than to the dark shape…

Forget Greece: China's economic slowdown is the biggest story of the year

15 August 2015 9:00 am

I stood alongside the chairman of the board of a state-owned enterprise in eastern China. The factory floor, partially open…

Inside George Osborne’s empire: how the Chancellor rules Westminster

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Against the heavy artillery fire of the Labour leadership battle, the struggle of the Conservative leadership contest goes almost undetected…

Portrait of the week

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, the slowest quarterly growth for…

Five arguments for voting Tory (and one for anything but)

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Andrew Roberts  Biographer The Cameron ministry of 2010-15 will go down in history as having made Britain as the most…

That’s not a ‘sharing economy’: that’s an invitation to sell your whole life

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Technology businesses have a genius for inflicting indignities on us and spinning them as virtues. When they don’t want to…

A typical coalition Budget – designed to put the Tories back in power

21 March 2015 9:00 am

George Osborne usually tells his aides to prepare for each Budget as if it were his last. This time round,…

How Labour’s 50p tax trick has ended up helping George Osborne

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Last week’s public borrowing and tax-receipt figures, headlined ‘Chancellor hails biggest monthly surplus in seven years’, received considerably less attention…

Let Greece leave the eurozone

21 February 2015 9:00 am

To listen to Greek government ministers addressing the outside world during their breaks from negotiations with eurozone leaders this week,…

Calling the Green party socialist is an insult to socialists

31 January 2015 9:00 am

The Green party has been likened to a watermelon: green on the outside and red on the inside. But that…

George Osborne’s 13 tests for an election victory (and how many he’s passed)

24 January 2015 9:00 am

These days George Osborne is rarely seen in public without a hard hat and a hi-vis jacket. But he used…

Europe's leaders worship Mario Draghi. They should listen to him instead

30 August 2014 9:00 am

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi secured a place in history by his demonstration, on 26 July 2012, of the…

Forecasting is a mug’s game – but I was right about the economic revival

26 July 2014 9:00 am

‘Perhaps I should shift my prediction to 23 July 2014,’ I wrote in April 2012. ‘That’s the opening of the…