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    1. FT Alphaville

      16 hours ago

      The FT Alphaville Christmas Podcast

      It’s that time of year when FT Alphaville invites you, our dear readers, to take the plunge into podcast “review of the...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 18, 2014

      Markets Live returns on Monday

      Full ML service, with Bryce Elder and Paul Murphy, will be resumed after the weekend. In the meantime, keep an eye here for...

    1. FT Alphaville

      June 16, 2014

      What the heck is an igloo anyway?

      Most of you should know by now that FT Alphaville is staging a finance themed festival on July 2, at the HAC. But it’s not...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2014

      Camp Alphaville -- The Main Stage Rundown*

      July 2, HAC, London, 11-9 * Everything is subject to change. Stay tuned for Igloo sessions and more. 11am The Soft Open –...

    3. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Camp Alphaville reminder courtesy of Paul Murphy: “Think of a festival, but for finance rather than music. Oh, and without...

    4. May 16, 2014

      The Diary: Izabella Kaminska

      I am now a blogger-turned-event planner. The event in question is Camp Alphaville, a new real-life offshoot of the FT’s...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. March 16, 2010

      Keynes' wisdom

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

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. July 26, 2007

      Renditions reaction criticised

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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