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  1. May 7, 2014

    Former chancellors warn of housing bubble danger

    Three former chancellors of the exchequer have urged George Osborne to rethink his Help to Buy programme, with the OECD also...

  2. May 7, 2014

    George Osborne faces growing calls to scale back Help to Buy

    In the next three years, George Osborne’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme aims to prop up almost a tenth of the...

  1. May 2, 2014

    Russia, the investment mistake I’m ready to make again

    This was a big week for finance. You probably didn’t notice it happening (unless you are reader of the Daily Record) but a...

  2. March 26, 2014

    US ‘bullying’ UK banks and hindering legal trade with Iran

    Washington is “bullying” UK banks into refusing to support legal exports to Iran, costing British companies hundreds of...

  3. March 16, 2014

    Forecasts of slower growth from 2015 will temper Budget largesse

    George Osborne will announce in Wednesday’s Budget the largest annual upgrade to economic growth since the millennium, but...

  4. January 7, 2014

    Jack Straw leads delegation of British politicians to Tehran

    Former foreign secretary Jack Straw has met a group of Iranian MPs in Tehran as he leads a delegation of British politicians...

  5. August 20, 2013

    HS2 – the hurdles waiting down the track

    POLITICAL George Osborne and David Cameron are still firmly in favour of HS2 despite the hostility of some Tory MPs along...

  6. May 20, 2013

    Lord Lamont to add investment acumen to Stanhope Capital’s ranks

    The former Tory chancellor Lord Lamont has joined the ranks of heavyweight business figures on the investment committee of...

  7. December 4, 2012

    Ex-HBOS head was ‘dishonest’ or ‘delusional’

    Lord Stevenson, the former chairman of HBOS, stood accused on Tuesday of living in “cloud-cuckooland” after it emerged that...

  8. June 29, 2012

    Osborne urged to toughen banking reform

    George Osborne is facing pressure to toughen up draft laws to quarantine risky investment banking from high street banking,...

  9. Westminster Blog

    June 19, 2012

    Peers warned they might have to work in September

    The government was defeated by just four votes yesterday afternoon in the House of Lords despite peers being threatened with...

  10. November 22, 2011

    An administration for troubled times?

    Technocratic governments are all the rage. Who might be in a UK one? Prime minister: Lord (Chris) Patten. The technocrats’...

  11. Westminster Blog

    August 5, 2011

    Threats to Osborne's plan to scrap the 50p income tax rate

    Is George Osborne planning to scrap the 50p income tax rate? Yes. But not today, nor tomorrow. Not this month, or next. Not...

  12. July 31, 2011

    Row over 50p tax reveals coalition rift

    Coalition tensions over when to scrap the 50p income tax rate were publicly exposed on Sunday as Danny Alexander said that...

  13. June 24, 2011

    Poor results lead RAB Capital to drop out of Aim

    Redemption requests from investors have forced RAB Capital, once the darling of UK hedge funds, to cease trading on Aim,...

  14. April 27, 2011

    Grand slam for Branson

    Virgin Active chief Matthew Bucknall has given boss Sir Richard Branson what he wanted by agreeing to buy Esporta’s fitness...

  15. October 12, 2010

    Goodbye Barclays, hello boardroom

    Barclays Capital’s sparky vice-chairman Gay Huey Evans is saying goodbye to banking and hello to the boardroom, after being...

  16. September 18, 2010

    Thomson faith in digital future

    Canadian media family executive David Thomson rarely ventures outside his Toronto hometown, but he was in London for a board...

  17. September 11, 2010

    Gallery full of mad men

    Lord Saatchi was in an embracing mood at the party to celebrate the first 40 years in business of his agency. Bringing...

  18. July 17, 2010

    The French word for entrepreneur

    Undeterred by the decision by French president Nicolas Sarkozy to call off the traditional garden party for Bastille Day at...

  19. May 14, 2010

    Concern over career politicians’ dominance

    Team effort: Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, is one of several politicians to have previously worked as a special adviser...

  20. May 14, 2010

    Concern over dominance of career politicians

    The era of the "special adviser" in Westminster reached its zenith this week, as David Cameron became the first prime...

  21. March 6, 2010

    Yes economics

    Central bankers and economists were among a group at the National Theatre to watch David Hare's Power of Yes, hosted by...

  22. February 6, 2010

    Balli unit settles with US over Iran aircraft

    A unit of Balli Group plc, the UK company which claims to be one of the world’s largest privately held commodity traders,...

  23. Westminster Blog

    November 13, 2009

    What type of MPs should we have? FT's experts set a quiz

    I’ve corralled some of Britain’s top experts in various fields to set a hypothetical “MPs quiz” for tomorrow’s Weekend FT’s...

  24. August 12, 2009

    Strange goings-on in the basement

    Landlords do not always have it easy, as Norman Lamont found out the hard way. The former chancellor was mocked for years...

  25. August 11, 2009

    Strange goings-on in the basement

    Landlords do not always have it easy, as Norman Lamont found out the hard way. The former chancellor was mocked for years...

  26. July 28, 2009

    Eulogies for Steady Eddie

    Current and former central bankers, politicians and other City figures crammed into St Paul's Cathedral for a service of...

  27. July 4, 2009

    Chelsea scene

    Voted the best summer garden party of the week by a party regular was the annual affair held by Sir David Frost in the lush...

  28. June 29, 2009

    Lamont to advise impaired debt fund

    The former chancellor of the exchequer Lord Lamont of Lerwick is joining the bandwagon of investment funds specialising in...

  29. June 28, 2009

    Movers and shakers: June 29

    ● Rubeena Hossenbocus has joined Cordea Savills as a manager within the institutional business group’s distribution team. Ms...

  30. June 26, 2009

    Absurd 'green shoots' debate misleads policymakers

    Those with short memories have forgotten that "green shoots" became notorious in the UK when Norman Lamont, then chancellor...

  31. June 25, 2009

    ‘Green shoots’ debate misleads policymakers

    Those with short memories have forgotten that “green shoots” became notorious in the UK when Norman Lamont, then British...

  32. April 23, 2009

    Just be tough, dull and candid

    Britain's last three recession chancellors spoke to the Financial Times this week about their Budget day experiences,...

  33. March 12, 2009

    GLG star says governments just 'filling hole'

    Lord Myners is not short of advice in his job as a Treasury minister. But if he wants market opinions on government efforts...

  34. March 11, 2009

    GLG star says governments just ‘filling hole’

    Lord Myners is not short of advice in his job as a Treasury minister. But if he wants market opinions on government efforts...

  35. February 27, 2009

    Versed in government speak

    Taking on the job vacated by Treasury high flyer John Kingman in looking after the department's relationship with business...

  36. February 18, 2009

    Green shoots of October 1991 were no hallucination

    From Lord Lamont of Lerwick. Sir, I always read the perceptive John Authers first thing every morning, and so was somewhat...

  37. December 2, 2008

    Phorm’s US board members quit

    Four US-based board members of Phorm have quit, citing strategic differences at the controversial web advertising...

  38. December 2, 2008

    Lord Lamont joins Phorm

    Some notable names have joined Phorm , the internet advertising group, after a boardroom clear-out. Kent Ertugrul, chief...

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