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    1. August 20, 2015

      Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran as relations thaw

      Britain and Iran will take an important step towards re-establishing full diplomatic relations this weekend when Philip...

    2. July 7, 2015

      George Osborne fights off Tory calls to cut top rate of tax

      George Osborne has rebuffed calls from senior Tories to cut the top rate of income tax from 45p to 40p, arguing that it...

    1. February 6, 2015

      City Insider: Yanis Varoufakis and Lord Lamont make an odd couple

      Varoufakis/Lamont: The odd couple Lord Lamont welcomed his old friend Yanis Varoufakis in London this week. The former...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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)...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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....

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. June 28, 2009

      Movers and shakers: June 29

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

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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