UK Politics
12 December 2005
If you want to understand what makes David Cameron tick, a good place to start is by looking at his career at Carlton...
Business
05 December 2005
Gordon Brown didn't get quite the reaction he'd hoped for when he scrapped plans to force listed companies to publish...
Business
28 November 2005
Illegal anti-competitive behaviour is not restricted to geezers in smoke-filled rooms plotting to fleece their...
Business
21 November 2005
Chewing the fat with one of the City's top fund managers, I heard an expression that goes to the heart of why...
Business
07 November 2005
No one celebrates the beneficence of market forces more heartily than those in the financial services industry. Bankers...
Politics
10 October 2005
When Guinness took over the Scotch whisky producer Distillers 19 years ago, it promised to relocate its headquarters to...
UK Politics
03 October 2005
I nearly dropped my loofah the other morning when Gordon Brown told John Humphrys that Britain had been in a "house-...
Business
26 September 2005
We are all mini-capitalists now. Well, those of us outside the public sector. The slow death of the final-salary...
Business
19 September 2005
''To Skype" hasn't yet made it into the Oxford English Dictionary. Unlike Hoovering and Googling, the public haven't...
Business
12 September 2005
A tiny terraced house in Leeds made a piece of financial history the other day. With No 5, Back Clarence Road,...
Business
25 July 2005
For the first time in years, unemployment is creeping back on to the radar screen. However you measure it, the 12-year...
Business
11 July 2005
It was only a few weeks ago in this column that I was lamenting the feeble fines slapped on City wrongdoers. My...
Business
27 June 2005
If you want a picture of the service company of the future, look no further than PartyGaming. In the next few days,...
Business
20 June 2005
Every year, the Office for National Statistics drills down into the share registers of dozens of listed British...
Business
13 June 2005
The Abbey National has just been fined £800,000 for mishandling complaints from customers. The bank, having already...

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