04 October 2014 01:15 AM
04 October 2014 01:15 AM
04 October 2014 01:00 AM
03 October 2014 01:48 AM
The emphasis throughout has been on ensuring Royal Mail has long-term future, writes Business Secretary Vince Cable
02 October 2014 04:00 PM
How long do we have to wait before a body with a little more clout takes up the cudgels?
01 October 2014 10:23 PM
Outlook Wonga has been keen to stress that all those involved in its phoney legal letters scam have now all gone. But that begged the question: where to?
01 October 2014 10:22 PM
Outlook People find the bond markets boring. They shouldn’t. Because it was bonds, and the derivative products based upon them, that blew up the financial world in 2008. And it will be bonds, and their accompanying derivatives, that do it again next time.
01 October 2014 10:20 PM
Outlook Sainsbury’s new chief executive, Mike Coupe, seemed so friendly and unflappable on the radio this morning. Straight out of Justin King’s smoothie playbook.
01 October 2014 10:12 PM
Economic View: Falling energy prices boost growth in consuming countries. We can feel that here in the UK
01 October 2014 03:51 PM
China is likely to prevail over the Occupy Central movement. But in doing so, it will undermine the longer-term economic vibrancy of both
01 October 2014 12:58 AM
Outlook Don’t mourn too much about Wonga’s financial woes. Figures for 2013 showed its profits halved to £39.7m due to the bill from the phoney lawyers’ letters scandal and compensating customers whose balances it had got wrong. But look closer and the long-term picture is brighter than the spin suggests.
01 October 2014 12:57 AM
Outlook George Osborne alighted on technology businesses for his Tory conference speech. This is understandable, because it is so easy for such businesses – much of whose revenue comes from selling virtual goods on the internet – to claim their marketing teams offshore make all the decisions.
01 October 2014 12:56 AM
Outlook I was trying to find out who writes George Osborne’s jokes yesterday. Tory comics are few and far between, after all, yet the gag that got him front page billing in yesterday’s Financial Times was so clever, so rich in irony, that it must have been done by a pro.
01 October 2014 12:54 AM
Banks getting round the table with the watchdog to negotiate their fines shows what’s wrong with the system
30 September 2014 11:55 PM
The people have nurtured the fragile plant of freedom
30 September 2014 06:37 PM
The economy was larger than previously thought. The recession not as bad as estimated
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