Finance

Is there enough choice for stock market investors?

1 September 2017 17:04

Investing in the stock market can be a laborious task. Reading the latest research, calling up your broker, watching the…

Do we trust politicians to solve our financial problems? Of course not

8 May 2017 12:27

Do we trust politicians? Is that the same as asking if we trust estate agents, door-to-door salesmen or, er, journalists?…

How to understand the human side of a financial crisis: read a book

6 October 2016 11:12

One of the occupational pleasures, and occasional hazards, of being a financial journalist is the need to keep up with…

Premier League? The football finance deals that should be relegated

22 July 2016 11:19

Finance firms love taking football fans for suckers. The latest is Virgin Money which has this week launched a Manchester…

I do…want to spend a fortune on my wedding

17 May 2016 10:23

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…to go deeply into debt. The wedding season is officially upon us and the…

How Jeremy Corbyn kept down the bids at this year’s big Tory fundraiser

16 May 2016 15:29

This piece is from the new issue of Spectator Money, out on Thursday 19 May. The magazine will come free…

Budget 2016: what it means for your personal finances

16 March 2016 14:54

So, what did the Chancellor have up his sleeve? And how does it affect you and your money? Here is…

What will be in the 2016 Budget?

16 March 2016 9:37

Fresh austerity measures, changes to income tax and the scrapping of a radical overhaul to the pensions system have dominated the headlines ahead…

Men earn £300,000 more than women over a lifetime. Call that equality?

8 March 2016 9:34

I haven’t taken much notice of International Women’s Day since I flirted with radical feminism as a student, ahem, quite…

The real ‘Super Thursday’ will be when interest rates rise

6 August 2015 12:23

Turn-up. Eat lunch. Swap a few pleasantries with the other people in the room, leave interest rates on hold, and…

Cameron: We’re not paying this EU bill on the 1st of December

24 October 2014 14:55

A visibly riled David Cameron railed at the European Commission’s ‘completely unacceptable’ behaviour in demanding another £1.7 billion from Britain…

Why the UK should should be subject to different rules on European migrants

23 October 2014 11:25

The rest of Europe has, predictably, reacted negatively to the suggestion that the UK should be able to impose some…

Moscow may not need London, but does London need Moscow?

21 October 2014 15:45

According to an adviser to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, sanctions-hit Moscow intends to slowly move the finance of…

Don’t get too excited about Britain’s economic recovery. It’s built on shaky ground

25 July 2014 11:03

When I think about global stock markets these days, the image that springs to mind is the final scene of The…

City retribution

19 July 2012 11:00

When City AM editor Allister Heath was leaving the BBC’s Westminster studios on Friday, the last thing he would have…

Bondholders are sheep — and they’re flocking out of the euro pen

21 May 2012 18:11

Sweden’s Anders Borg (Fraser’s favourite finance minister) is wrong, says Citigroup. Bondholders and deposit holders are not like wolves, as…

Basel III and the EU’s strange desire not to compete

15 May 2012 18:27

Greece is the centre of European attention, but as George Osborne met with other EU finance ministers today there was…

The wealth transfer and where it’s going

8 March 2012 17:06

The last three years have been one big transfer of wealth from savers to borrowers. Thanks to record low interest…

The guilty men’s misplaced loyalties

29 September 2011 8:56

Here’s Peter Oborne in mid-season form on Newsnight last night, drawing on the book he previewed in his essential cover piece…

Russia’s Kudrin quits – but how will he return?

27 September 2011 14:41

The dramatic – some would say theatrical – exit of Alexei Kudrin as Russia’s finance minister couldn’t have come at…