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    1. October 2, 2014

      John Redwood, the EU and some friendly advice for business

      In a surprising intervention for a former Tory cabinet minister, the rightwing eurosceptic John Redwood warned pro-European...

    2. September 29, 2014

      David Cameron ‘not heartbroken’ if UK leaves EU

      David Cameron said he would not be heartbroken if the UK left the EU, insisting he felt “1,000 times more strongly about the...

    1. September 28, 2014

      David Cameron dragged back to the John Major years

      David Cameron described it as “not an ideal start”. In reality the defection of a second Conservative MP to the UK...

    2. September 21, 2014

      Hill prepares for Brussels’ baiting

      Confirmation hearings for EU commissioners are the closest Brussels comes to blood sport, and this time around few nominees...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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’...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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’...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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