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  1. July 11, 2014

    Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics – review

    Nothing wrong with the songs here, which are some of the finest that Richard Thompson has ever written, dating back to...

  2. July 7, 2014

    EU banks look to shed loans worth €100bn

    EU banks are on track to shed as much as €100bn in unwanted loan portfolios this year as they reshape their businesses in...

  1. October 28, 2013

    Troubled loans at Europe’s banks double in value

    European banks’ non-performing loans have doubled in just four years to reach close to €1.2tn and are expected to keep...

  2. February 27, 2013

    Richard Thompson Trio, Barbican, London

    Richard Thompson’s support act, the likeable Texan country singer Robert Ellis, had come armed with the kind of Thompsonian...

  3. February 8, 2013

    Richard Thompson: Electric

    Richard Thompson settles into Nashville with Buddy Miller for an aptly named set of punchy rockers, brightened by bluegrass...

  4. May 20, 2012

    Funds’ €60bn to buy European bank debt

    Hedge funds and private equity firms have amassed almost €60bn to buy loans from stricken European banks in coming years as...

  5. May 9, 2012

    Vulture funds circle over Ireland and Spain

    Ireland swiftly emerged as a favoured destination for distressed debt investors, when Europe was hit by the financial crisis...

  6. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2012

    The latest in regulation-induced innovation – Part 1

    Regulations set forth by the Basel Committee that govern the amount of capital that banks have to hold are meant to set a...

  7. February 20, 2012

    PM hits at NHS reform ‘myths’

    David Cameron declared there were “quite a few myths that needed to be bust” about NHS reform following a Downing Street...

  8. August 5, 2011

    ‘Herbal medicine is rubbish’

    Gardening might be therapeutic but what about our plants? On the edge of London’s Regent’s Park the question remains of...

  9. June 21, 2011

    Richard Thompson: Live At The BBC

    Richard Thompson Live At The BBC (Universal) Spanning nearly forty years, these BBC recordings form an alternative...

  10. April 14, 2011

    Study finds €1,300bn of non-core assets

    European banks have more than €1,300bn of non-core loan assets, which are expected to take at least the next decade to run...

  11. February 4, 2011

    Teddy Thompson: Bella

    Teddy Thompson Bella (Verve Forecast) Teddy Thompson is the son of 1970s British folk-rock royalty Linda and Richard...

  12. December 7, 2010

    Nutmeg & Ginger, Cadogan Hall, London

    Nutmeg & Ginger is the delayed final act in Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival, held at London’s Southbank Centre in June:...

  13. August 28, 2010

    Richard Thompson: Dream Attic

    Richard Thompson Dream Attic (Proper) You might picture a 1960s British folk-rock pioneer as a bucolic, good-natured, dreamy...

  14. August 21, 2010

    The world of guitarist Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson Settling down in a noisy Soho patisserie, Richard Thompson tries to turn his schedule into a joke. “It’s...

  15. June 17, 2010

    Coats to hang out on London market

    Coats, one of the UK's oldest names in textiles, is set for a London stock market return within two years as part of a...

  16. June 14, 2010

    Folk's first families, fragile and emotional

    The curator of this year's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank is Richard Thompson. Ever since he took an electric...

  17. June 13, 2010

    Meltdown, Southbank Centre, London

    Singing of sin: Richard Thompson on Friday The curator of this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank is Richard...

  18. February 11, 2009

    Fairport Convention, Anvil, Basingstoke, UK

    This, quipped Simon Nicol as Fairport Convention took the stage, was the band’s “Recession? What Recession?” tour. In fact,...

  19. January 31, 2009

    World - David Honigmann

    Judith Owen Mopping Up Karma Courgette Currently touring with Richard Thompson, Judith Owen displays a versatility that...

  20. January 31, 2009

    Live music

    Innerpartysystem February 1, King Tuts, Glasgow The punchy Pennsylvanian electro-rockers tour their eponymous debut album:...

  21. January 18, 2009

    Richard Thompson, Anvil, Basingstoke, UK

    We have Hugh Hefner to thank. In 1999, Playboy invited Richard Thompson, among others, to name his favourite music of the...

  22. December 13, 2008

    Credit card providers agree code of practice

    Store and credit card providers have agreed a new code of practice that will restrict increases in rates and show greater...

  23. December 1, 2008

    Paying bills worries one in four borrowers

    More than one in four borrowers is worried about how to pay bills as fears mount about the growing £1,500bn ($2.3bn)...

  24. December 1, 2008

    Paying bills worries one in four borrowers

    More than one in four borrowers is worried about how to pay bills as fears mount about the still growing £1,500bn personal...

  25. August 16, 2008

    Bolt wins 100m gold in world record

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, who prior to this season had not run a 100-metre race as a senior, won the ultimate sprint prize, the...

  26. August 15, 2008

    Seventh day Olympics summary

    Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia was in fine form in the final of the women’s 10,000m on Friday night, taking gold and setting a...

  27. May 27, 2008

    Richard Thompson, Royal Festival Hall, London

    “I’ll play my hit now,” announced Richard Thompson a few songs into his solo concert. “It flirted with the top 40. Number...

  28. April 19, 2008

    THE LIST: David Honigmann selects the finest English folk songs for St George's day

    What better time of year than St George's day to celebrate English folk music? The version of Englishness folk music...

  29. February 8, 2008

    Businesses urged to claim R&D tax reliefs

    Businesses are missing out on as much as £1bn in cash from the government because of misconceptions about what can and...

  30. November 26, 2007

    Mortgage rises put strain on indebted consumers

    Personal insolvencies could start rising again next year as higher mortgage payments cause strain on overindebted...

  31. October 26, 2007

    An irresistible reluctance to please

    America has always had a pull for Richard Thompson. Even when Fairport Convention, where he served his apprenticeship, was...

  32. August 4, 2007

    JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC

    Marcus Miller Free 3 Deuces records The final track on producer/arranger/bass guitarist Miller's latest album asks "What is...

  33. November 13, 2006

    Profitability of credit card issuers comes under threat

    The profitability of credit card issuers is coming under pressure from rising bad debts and increased regulation, according...

  34. August 15, 2006

    X marks the spot for pirate ballads

    Before automation and containerisation, sailors had plenty of free time, hence ships-in-bottles and scrimshaw. They sang to...

  35. June 30, 2006

    UK companies take terrorist threat as seriously as US

    From Mr Richard Thompson. Sir, It is not accurate to give the impression that UK companies are taking fewer measures...

  36. June 20, 2006

    Europe aircraft groups to lobby Ottawa

    Two European aerospace groups have launched vigorous lobbying campaigns to thwart alleged plans by the Canadian government...

  37. June 19, 2006

    Europe aircraft groups to lobby Ottawa over bid

    Two European aerospace groups have launched vigorous lobbying campaigns to thwart alleged plans by the Canadian government...

  38. April 4, 2006

    Watchdog prepares to limit credit card fees

    Plans by the Office of Fair Trading to limit the fees that credit card companies can charge could be announced as early as...

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