Outlook Ian Cheshire is one of our more cerebral chief executives. The Cambridge economics and law graduate who runs the B&Q owner Kingfisher is given to penning the occasional well-reasoned treatise on subjects such as "sustainable capitalism". His entry in Debrett's mentions his numerous advisory board positions in academia and Westminster. He is, in short, a man worth heeding – especially in matters economic.
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Monday 29 October 2012
Most people agree that we have a major problem with congestion. But is inserting a new class distinction into Britain's roads likely to solve the problem? Probably not
Friday 26 October 2012
It is tempting to think that Sir Martin Sorrell gets taken way too seriously; that his position as chief (M)Ad Man makes journalists hang on his every word rather more than a dispassionate analysis of his predictive record merits.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries has launched a furious attack on George Osborne, branding him “stupid” and accusing him of lying about her.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, on a collision course with his Tory colleagues
Thursday 04 October 2012
Job losses are set to be announced by a leading building products firm after a fall in demand.
Thursday 27 September 2012
For all Lord Sugar's protestations about not claiming his free bus pass, Nick Clegg's central point remains: it is, indeed, difficult to explain why housing benefits must be cut while perks for wealthy pensioners remain protected.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
The Treasury has told Whitehall departments to prepare for a fresh round of budget cuts this autumn, after new figures revealed Britain's public finances are rapidly deteriorating.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Outlook A coalition that has restored market confidence evidenced by low bond yields, which has begun to 'clean up the mess made by the last government', which notes that things are worse in Europe, and says the economy's problems are mainly caused by events overseas. A coalition whose Chancellor may be running a tight fiscal policy but who is allowing for expansionary monetary policy from the Bank of England.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
A shock blow for Britain's manufacturers yesterday set back hopes of the UK pulling out of recession in the current quarter and heightened calls for more stimulus from the Bank of England.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Cosy relationship with Murdochs denied in polished performance
Wednesday 29 February 2012
Unite wants all those opposed to coalition pension plans to target 2012 Games
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- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail