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  1. September 10, 2014

    Tory MPs to demand more powers for England

    Conservative politicians are mobilising to demand a proper settlement for English voters after the three main political...

  2. May 16, 2014

    Conservative right wing backs down from Cameron revolt

    David Cameron’s critics on the Conservative right have abandoned plans for a full-scale revolt against his leadership if the...

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  1. April 17, 2014

    Weighing up Europe and emerging markets

    If you were an international bond investor, which of these entities would you lend to? Country A is an economic powerhouse,...

  2. April 2, 2014

    Polls give Farage second debate win over Clegg

    Both the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence party claimed victory last night after the second of two live leaders’...

  3. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Reforms appeal to the Tory heartland

    Conservative benches cheered George Osborne’s Budget to the rooftops on Wednesday as the chancellor put next year’s election...

  4. February 28, 2014

    Not the Reit time to exit commercial property

    Exchange traded funds invested in property have had a great run since the turn of the share markets in 2009. Buying the...

  5. January 17, 2014

    My finger’s on the ‘buy China’ button

    If you have $3.8tn in the bank you should be well-insulated from the worst economic shocks. For years, China has been...

  6. January 2, 2014

    Archives 1984: Thatcher considered using troops in miners’ strike

    Margaret Thatcher drew up plans to declare a state of emergency and call in troops to move coal at the height of the miners’...

  7. January 2, 2014

    Archives 1984: Redwood’s tale of the Big Bang

    Once upon a time there lived a noble and chivalrous group of knights in a great big castle called the Stock Exchange. It may...

  8. December 13, 2013

    Looking to emerging markets in 2014

    What can an investor do when deposit rates are so low and bonds look vulnerable? This central question hangs over investment...

  9. November 15, 2013

    A year on, shares are still the best bet

    Was that it? The strong share market recoveries of 2009-10 have given way to on-off markets. Periods of enthusiasm for...

  10. November 14, 2013

    Charles Stanley to buy investment manager Evercore Pan-Asset

    Charles Stanley is to buy Evercore Pan-Asset, the investment manager specialising in low-cost index tracker funds,...

  11. September 20, 2013

    Property shares race ahead of reality

    When I set up the notional exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolio, I liked property and property shares. The commercial...

  12. August 16, 2013

    Shifting exposure towards the euro

    Since our notional portfolio began in November 2012, the stars of the fund have been the US equities. They are now up by a...

  13. July 5, 2013

    Tapering signals suggest we’ve seen the best

    Markets took a tumble in the last weeks of June. It happened mostly because Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve,...

  14. Martin Wolf's Exchange

    May 23, 2013

    Austerity in the Eurozone and the UK: Kill or Cure?

    On Monday 13th May, I participated in a debate on austerity organised by the New York Review of Books, held in the...

  15. May 10, 2013

    Why I still hold some corporate bonds

    It’s been another good month for the notional exchange-traded fund portfolio, now up by around 10 per cent since inception...

  16. Westminster Blog

    April 25, 2013

    Steve Hilton's back - or is he?

    The guru is back. Steve Hilton, fresh from his sojourn in the US, is to return to Number 10 to advise the new political...

  17. March 20, 2013

    Budget 2013: Tories cheer ‘sensible direction’

    George Osborne’s Budget attempts to woo small businesses, working families and would-be homeowners was cheered by his...

  18. March 11, 2013

    Fox urges chancellor to cut taxes

    Liam Fox will on Monday urge the chancellor to use his upcoming Budget to suspend capital gains tax and stop taxing savings...

  19. February 24, 2013

    UK downgrade reignites austerity debate

    Vince Cable has warned George Osborne not to give in to calls from the Conservative backbenches for more tax and spending...

  20. February 15, 2013

    Bonds will be big losers from QE

    Markets thrive on easy money, and easy money has been the aim since 2008. That’s why this fund is relatively overweight in...

  21. February 4, 2013

    Protection and pain is name of game

    Britain is coming towards the end of the third year of deficit reduction. Eight years are planned in total. Debate was...

  22. January 18, 2013

    All set up for a risk-on rally

    The last-minute compromise over taxes in the US triggered a strong rally at the beginning of the year. I completed my...

  23. January 11, 2013

    Wanted: seasoned pro for junior portfolio

    One of my resolutions for 2013 is to stop worrying about Greece, Spain, hard landings and fiscal cliffs. Instead, I spent a...

  24. January 10, 2013

    Tory eurosceptics rail against US over EU

    Washington’s public plea to David Cameron for Britain to remain in the EU was met with indignation from pockets of the...

  25. January 10, 2013

    Talk of ‘shirkers’ echoes Victorian past

    Kill me sooner than take me there,” cried Betty Higden, in Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend, when faced with the prospect...

  26. January 7, 2013

    Time to lower the gambling stakes?

    As a student, I spent my vacations working in William Hill betting shops. It was more of an education than university – such...

  27. May 7, 2012

    Hollande success awkward for Cameron

    When David Cameron phoned François Hollande to congratulate the new French president on Sunday night – saying they would...

  28. April 23, 2012

    Osborne’s Bank of England plan criticised

    George Osborne returned to the Commons on Monday after a month of criticism of his Budget, only to walk into fresh attacks...

  29. Westminster Blog

    March 14, 2012

    PMQs: Tory backwoodsmen use chance to embarrass Clegg

    The most interesting thing about today’s session of prime minister’s questions was not the contest between Nick Clegg and...

  30. February 14, 2012

    Tory MPs call for UK growth Budget

    George Osborne faces growing pressure from Conservative MPs and business leaders to produce a show-stopping growth Budget...

  31. February 10, 2012

    England waves flag of nationalism

    Thelma McGrail will soon start putting out the flags ahead of the biggest day of her year: St George’s day. Mrs McGrail, 63,...

  32. February 1, 2012

    MPs oppose ‘witch-hunt’ in business

    Labour and Tory MPs have joined forces to oppose a “witch-hunt” against discredited business leaders, as anxiety grows in...

  33. December 12, 2011

    PM avoids triumphalism in Commons

    David Cameron was barely half-way through his first sentence when the Labour taunts began. “I went to Brussels with one...

  34. December 11, 2011

    Backbench high spirits give lift to Cameron

    While Nick Clegg spent the weekend struggling to explain David Cameron’s use of the UK veto in Brussels to a hostile Liberal...

  35. December 6, 2011

    Investors advised to focus on asset allocation

    Strategic asset allocation is the key determinant of long-term performance for investors as most stockpicking is a “costly...

  36. December 4, 2011

    For and against a euro break-up

    London-based asset management group Evercore Pan Asset is hedging its bets big time. It has had half its assets in cash...

  37. November 29, 2011

    Tory MPs in show of unity despite concerns

    The disquiet expressed by some Tories over George Osborne’s excessive meddling in the economy ahead of the autumn statement...

  38. October 26, 2011

    Huhne speech set to annoy Osborne

    Chris Huhne is set to infuriate some Tory coalition partners today by dismissing “green economy deniers” who are sceptical...

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