Enter the bear: how long will the carnage last?
Wall Street: the worst run of losses in a decade
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Enter the bear: how long will the carnage last?

Investors are grappling with a nasty bear market
13 May 2022
The tech stock rout: what the experts think 
Ark’s Cathie Wood: tech casualty
Expert’s view

The tech stock rout: what the experts think 

Brutal April, dot-bust redux and a re-balancing act
6 May 2022
Bulb Energy: the troubled hunt for a buyer
Bulb Energy Ltd
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Bulb Energy: the troubled hunt for a buyer

Nearly six months on – amid mounting embarrassment and expense – the need to offload Bulb is becoming pressing
28 Apr 2022
Crypto-hub Britain: what the experts think 
Crypto-hub Britain
Expert’s view

Crypto-hub Britain: what the experts think 

Problem habit, crypto conversion and rule Bit-tannia!
8 Apr 2022
Russia and China: long battle over debt and tension in the markets
Putin is looking to pay unfriendly creditors in roubles
Why we’re talking about . . .

Russia and China: long battle over debt and tension in the markets

While a Russian debt default is deemed manageable, the embroilment of China may not be
18 Mar 2022
‘Mayhem’ in the global commodities markets
John Deere: shares have shot up
Expert’s view

‘Mayhem’ in the global commodities markets

What the experts are saying about the rapid spike and fall in market prices
17 Mar 2022
The oil and commodities shock
Heading for $185 a barrel? A Russian oil platform
Why we’re talking about . . .

The oil and commodities shock

Fears of shortages and soaring prices are roiling markets globally, with no let up in sight
11 Mar 2022

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A post-Brexit Big Bang? 
Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘reality-bending powers’
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A post-Brexit Big Bang? 

Insurance regulations are ‘ripe for reform’, but there are dangers in rushing changes through
25 Feb 2022
‘Bonus bonanza’ for bankers: what cost of living crisis?
Champagne bottle opening
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‘Bonus bonanza’ for bankers: what cost of living crisis?

Bankers pop open the champagne to celebrate huge payouts 
24 Feb 2022
The NFT bonanza
Bored Ape Yacht Club: the ‘iconic’ NFT cartoonish series
Expert’s view

The NFT bonanza

What the papers say about the unregulated world of nonfungible tokens
18 Feb 2022
How a Russian invasion of Ukraine would impact the markets
Ukrainian troops testing anti-aircraft missiles
Why we’re talking about . . .

How a Russian invasion of Ukraine would impact the markets

The immediate shock might be transitory, but the economic fall-out wouldn’t be
17 Feb 2022
Meta’s big plunge: ‘Zuck shock’ is a nasty ‘brush with reality’
Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg
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Meta’s big plunge: ‘Zuck shock’ is a nasty ‘brush with reality’

Why have the social media giant’s shares fallen off a cliff?
11 Feb 2022
Pay restraint: what the experts think
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
Expert’s view

Pay restraint: what the experts think

Blundering Bailey, 1970s folk myth and tone-deaf 
10 Feb 2022
The Bank of England under fire for ‘getting its forecasts badly wrong’
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
Why we’re talking about . . .

The Bank of England under fire for ‘getting its forecasts badly wrong’

Soaring inflation has prompted accusations of economic mismanagement
4 Feb 2022
Soaring commodities: what the experts say 
Wheat production in Ukraine
Expert’s view

Soaring commodities: what the experts say 

If Russia invades Ukraine the markets ‘will freak out’
3 Feb 2022
The tumult in markets: stocks are in a ‘superbubble’
Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell: planning rate rises?
Why we’re talking about . . .

The tumult in markets: stocks are in a ‘superbubble’

The party is finally drawing to an end, it seems. How big will the bust be?
28 Jan 2022
António Horta-Osório’s unforced error
António Horta-Osório: resigned quickly
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António Horta-Osório’s unforced error

The Credit Suisse version of ‘Partygate’ has claimed the scalp of a celebrated banker
21 Jan 2022
Unilever/Glaxo mega-merger: a very bad idea?
Unilever CEO Alan Jope: quietly plotting
Behind the scenes

Unilever/Glaxo mega-merger: a very bad idea?

History certainly suggests that giant deals like this tend to ‘destroy value’
20 Jan 2022
Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices
Shell logo
Why we’re talking about . . .

Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices

Is a windfall tax really the answer to the acute pain of energy costs?
14 Jan 2022
A year in the City
London worker by the Shard
Business Briefing

A year in the City

2021 was a year of supply chain disruptions and big stock market floats
28 Dec 2021
How much damage could Omicron do to the economy?
Bank of England and Royal Exchange in the City of London
In Focus

How much damage could Omicron do to the economy?

The chief worry may not be the necessity for another furlough, but big ‘inflationary pressures’
17 Dec 2021
NatWest: a failure to apply the smell test 
NatWest
Behind the scenes

NatWest: a failure to apply the smell test 

Bank fined nearly £265m for money laundering scandal 
16 Dec 2021
The City: in danger of becoming a Jurassic Park?
The Square Mile in the City of London 
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The City: in danger of becoming a Jurassic Park?

The London Stock Exchange is dominated by dinosaurs. What can be done about it?
10 Dec 2021
Spacs: what the pundits think
Founder and CEO of BuzzFeed Jonah Peretti
Expert’s view

Spacs: what the pundits think

The fading buzz, after the flood and Europe’s Spac capital 
9 Dec 2021
Boots in play
Boots: ‘starved of investment’
In Focus

Boots in play

Sale would mark an ‘abrupt exit’ for Walgreens, but it ‘probably makes sense’
9 Dec 2021
BT: a game of fantasy M&A? 
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani 
Behind the scenes

BT: a game of fantasy M&A? 

There’s talk of a bid for BT from Reliance Industries. Is it a serious offer?
3 Dec 2021
Christmas comes early for UK retailers
Black Friday shopping London
Business Briefing

Christmas comes early for UK retailers

Companies in the news include Bulb and a cryptocurrency called Omicron
2 Dec 2021
Jack Dorsey resigns: Twitter needs ‘more than a part-time chief’
Jack Dorsey
Profile

Jack Dorsey resigns: Twitter needs ‘more than a part-time chief’

Personal interest in crypto suggests he ‘may have been more focused’ on Square
2 Dec 2021
Crunch-time for British trade 
Boris Johnson speaks at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet
Why we’re talking about . . .

Crunch-time for British trade 

Is there any point promoting ‘Global Britain’ while the threat of an EU trade war lingers?
19 Nov 2021
Shell: slick move angers Dutch
Shell logo
In Focus

Shell: slick move angers Dutch

Decision to become 100% British has ‘gone down like a plate of mouldy pannenkoeken’
18 Nov 2021
Investing in Asia: what the experts think
Vietnam: ‘set for a big leap’
Expert’s view

Investing in Asia: what the experts think

China Plus One, Viet opportunity and India’s stealthy bull
18 Nov 2021
Ryanair: readying for departure from London
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary 
In Brief

Ryanair: readying for departure from London

Plans to delist Ryanair from the LSE could spell ‘another blow’ to the ‘dwindling’ London market
5 Nov 2021
Investing for the planet
Extinction Rebellion
Expert’s view

Investing for the planet

Greenwashing, a plethora of funds and making an impact
4 Nov 2021
BP/Shell: Cop outs?
BP and Shell petrol stations
Business Briefing

BP/Shell: Cop outs?

Companies in the news include EY and Microsoft
4 Nov 2021
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