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  1. March 27, 2010

    Concentrate those speculative minds on God’s work

    From Mr Jack G. Helfenstein.Sir, Paul Murphy is of course perfectly correct on speculators being crucial to traded markets...

  2. March 17, 2010

    Beware Queen of Hearts, LP, who severs unhedged heads

    From Mr Peter H. Williams. Sir, Paul Murphy (“The truth about speculators: they are doing God’s work”, March 13) breezily...

  1. March 16, 2010

    Keynes' wisdom

    James Mackintosh: Reading the interesting argument between readers commenting on Paul Murphy's strong backing for...

  2. March 12, 2010

    The truth about speculators: they are doing God’s work

    There’s a lot of claptrap going around right now about the way financial markets operate. That’s claptrap in the purest...

  3. July 18, 2009

    Why latest Footsie rally may not paint a true picture

    The new bull market has begun. Well, that's how it felt last week as the FTSE 100 climbed 6.3 per cent, snapping a...

  4. July 17, 2009

    Why latest Footsie rally may not paint a true picture

    The new bull market has begun. Well, that’s how it felt last week as the FTSE 100 climbed 6.3 per cent, snapping a...

  5. June 3, 2009

    False news

    Alphaville (Paul Murphy): We've had our run-ins here on Alphaville with "false news" - or rather examples where some people...

  6. March 25, 2009

    Barclays did not mislead the media on iShares sale

    From Mr Alistair Smith. Sir, Paul Murphy makes a number of inaccurate allegations in his article “Banking on the spin...

  7. December 18, 2008

    Opec cuts

    FT Alphaville (Paul Murphy): But don't be misled - the headline reduction in output of 4.2m barrels sounds huge, but this...

  8. December 6, 2008

    Hain keen for political return as probe dropped

    Peter Hain voiced his desire to return to frontline politics yesterday after prosecutors dropped an investigation into the...

  9. December 6, 2008

    Hain keen for political return

    Peter Hain voiced his desire to return to frontline politics on Friday after prosecutors dropped an investigation into the...

  10. August 27, 2008

    Serco targets US with agreed SI bid

    Serco is aiming to boost its US business with its largest acquisition to date, offering $423m (£230m) for SI International,...

  11. August 4, 2008

    PM set to axe 'part-time' Scottish role

    Gordon Brown is set to axe the "part-time" post of Scotland secretary in an autumn cabinet reshuffle, ending the...

  12. June 3, 2008

    ABF merges its Ryvita business with Jordan

    Associated British Foods is expanding its "healthy" eating interests by merging its Ryvita crispbread business with W...

  13. June 2, 2008

    ABF eyes healthy returns from Ryvita and Jordan

    Associated British Foods is expanding its “healthy” eating interests by merging its Ryvita crispbread business with W Jordan...

  14. May 21, 2008

    Cameron backs lowering abortion time limit to 20 weeks

    David Cameron said yesterday he would back a cut in the abortion time limit to 20 weeks as MPs debated far-reaching changes...

  15. May 6, 2008

    FT Alphaville wins Webby Award

    FT Alphaville, the FT’s financial blog, has been honoured at the 2008 Webby Awards. It took both the Webby Award for best...

  16. April 18, 2008

    FT Alphaville wins Wincott award

    Alphaville, the financial blogging website owned by the Financial Times, has been awarded the inaugural online journalism...

  17. March 26, 2008

    PM retreats over embryo research bill

    Gordon Brown has offered Labour MPs a free vote on controversial aspects of the new embryology bill in a dramatic climbdown...

  18. March 26, 2008

    Brown in embryology bill climbdown

    Gordon Brown has offered Labour MPs a free vote on controversial aspects of the new embryology bill in a dramatic climbdown...

  19. March 14, 2008

    Embryology bill backers upbeat ahead of vote

    As the government came under pressure on Thursday to allow Labour MPs a free vote on the human fertilisation and embryology...

  20. March 14, 2008

    Embryology bill supporters upbeat ahead of key votes

    As the government came under pressure yesterday to allow Labour MPs a free vote on the human fertilisation and embryology...

  21. January 25, 2008

    Dark day for PM as Hain departs

    Gordon Brown's new year attempt to rebuild his government's authority was stopped in its tracks yesterday when Peter Hain...

  22. January 24, 2008

    Dark day for PM as Hain departs

    Gordon Brown’s new year attempt to rebuild his government’s authority was stopped in its tracks yesterday when Peter Hain...

  23. January 24, 2008

    Hain quits UK cabinet ‘to clear name’

    Peter Hain, the work and pensions secretary, resigned at Thursday “to clear his name” after the Electoral Commission asked...

  24. January 15, 2008

    Markets live from the Northern Rock EGM

    The prospect of a revolt by Northern Rock shareholders on Tuesday will not force Gordon Brown into making a snap decision on...

  25. December 7, 2007

    News Corp reshuffles, plus Xstrata bid talk

    The Murdochs are the media’s ruling monarchs and today is a Hello! moment like you seldom get in business journalism. James...

  26. November 1, 2007

    Markets Live Special - 3pm today

    Sharp falls in the price of CDOs and other structured finance paper - appears to have triggered a wholesale re-rating of...

  27. October 18, 2007

    Charles Pretzlik: DSG bemoans Microsoft

    DSG International (owner of Currys, Dixons and PC World) says poor sales of Microsoft’s Vista operating system will hit...

  28. July 26, 2007

    Renditions reaction criticised

    The security and intelligence services were too slow in spotting much-criticised changes to Washington's policy on...

  29. July 11, 2007

    Contracts for difference give investors a cloak of invisibility

    From Mr Peregrine Riviere. Sir, Lombard and Paul Murphy (both July 10) remind us of the continuing need to improve...

  30. July 9, 2007

    Market insight: Despite FSA rhetoric market abuse is rampant

    It almost said “Read Me.” The transcript of a speech delivered last week by John Tiner, departing chief executive of the...

  31. May 24, 2007

    Charles Pretzlik: Finance to the fore

    Barclays leads a busy day for financial news, saying pre-tax profit for the first quarter was 15 per cent higher than in...

  32. May 23, 2007

    FT Alphaville scoops business blog award

    FT Alphaville, FT.com’s financial blog, has been awarded an “EPpy” in the prestigious Editor + Publisher/Mediaweek web...

  33. March 7, 2007

    Grade grumbles about BSkyB

    Michael Grade has given his first hint that ITV is concerned about BSkyB’s 17.9 per cent stake. ITV’s submissions to Ofcom,...

  34. February 16, 2007

    US bank expands IT operation in a 'transformed' Glasgow

    JPMorgan, one of the first global organisations to locate to Glasgow's now burgeoning financial district, recently said it...

  35. January 31, 2007

    And finally . . .

    *Paul Murphy is to move from HSBC to Europe Arab Bank, where he becomes head of credit risk. He was head of credit risk...

  36. September 4, 2006

    Feuding intensifies over Blair departure

    Labour feuding over Tony Blair's departure intensified yesterday, as a poll showed that many backbench MPs oppose the prime...

  37. September 3, 2006

    Feuding deepens over Blair’s exit date

    Feuding over Tony Blair intensified on Sunday, as a poll suggested around half the ruling Labour party’s MPs oppose his...

  38. July 19, 2006

    Carlos Acosta, Sadler’s Wells

    A very jolly evening can be found in Rosebery Avenue until Sunday. Carlos Acosta has invited eight dancers from the Royal...

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