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The death of investment banking as we know it? Bring it on

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Oh woe. Investment bank profits are evaporating after a disastrous contraction of trading revenues reflecting zero-to-negative interest rates, weak commodity…

Portrait of the week

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Home The Indian company Tata decided to sell its entire steel business in Britain, putting more than 15,000 jobs in…

Spectator letters: the answers Amber Rudd didn’t have

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Amber warning Sir: James Forsyth’s interview with Amber Rudd (‘The Amber Express’, 19 March) was very revealing, but also slightly…

Portrait of the week

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Home The Bank of England arranged for banks to be able to borrow as much money as they needed around…

Portrait of the week

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, spent time in Brussels before a meeting of the European Council to see what…

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…

France can’t build its own new nuclear power stations, let alone ours

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Amid all the turmoil in global energy markets, we should not lose sight of the UK power programme that we’re…

The Hinkley Point disaster

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Hinkley Point C is already an economic disaster

Why has Britain signed up for the world’s most expensive power station?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

‘As part of our plan to help Britain succeed, after months of negotiation, today we have a deal for the…

Portrait of the week

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Home EDF Energy said it would put up prices by 3.9 per cent. BT Sport spent £897 million on the rights…

Should you invest in nuclear power companies? 

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Power companies are the new banks as far as the public is concerned — but does that mean they’re not…

The Great British Rip Off

Portrait of the week

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Home The government agreed a guaranteed price for electricity that persuaded a consortium led by the French-owned EDF Energy and…

Martin Vander Weyer: The BBC should replace Robert Peston with Grayson Perry

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Prediction, as Mervyn King once observed, is ‘a stab in the dark’. Who can say with confidence where the wholesale…