Economics
05 May 2011
Valentine's Day 2002 is seared on my memory. But not because I received roses and a note in an unknown hand. I'll...
Business
20 April 2011
At the end of last year, Deutsche Bank launched the first European investment product targeted specifically at...
International Politics
24 March 2011
I always arranged for my Asian investor road trips to end in Japan. After schlepping from airplane cabin to limo to air...
Business
10 March 2011
In a manner that has become familiar, recent results from two of the banks part-owned by the UK taxpayer, Lloyds and...
Culture
03 March 2011
Stuart Evers's deft debut collection is trans­atlantic in its influences and obsessions. Raymond Carver and Alice Munro...
UK Politics
10 February 2011
The spectre of stagflation is on the horizon in the UK and traders don't know quite what to make of it. January had...
Culture
10 February 2011
Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World Nicholas Shaxson, The Bodley Head, 336pp, £14.99The first...
Africa
27 January 2011
In Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the people are preparing for civil war. Alassane Ouattara - declared victor of the disputed...
Financial services
13 January 2011
Traders don't speak to the press. When I worked on the floor of a major investment bank, I learned to recognise...
Lifestyle
29 December 2010
In "Little Gidding", T S Eliot wrote:. . . last year's words belong to last year's languageAnd next year's...
Business
09 December 2010
It is hard not to read the abject failure of England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup as a metaphor. As our balding...
Politics
25 November 2010
On the edge
Financial services
11 November 2010
The history of stock-market panics is written in gold. The past few years have proved gold's position as the last...
Culture
28 October 2010
Roberto Bolaño's labyrinthine, multilayered epic 2666, published in 2004, a year after his death, stands as one of the...
Financial services
28 October 2010
Back when I still cherished dreams of life among the super-rich, I had a meeting with a company called St James's Place...

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