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    1. November 18, 2015

      Robert Peston: UK must break oligarchy of rich

      At the height of the financial crisis, Robert Peston, then the BBC’s business editor, was asked to speak to school...

    2. September 28, 2015

      Team McDonnell: meet Labour’s seven economic advisers

      Economists and opposition politicians have long attracted each other. For politicians, the academics provide...

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    1. May 17, 2015

      On Management: Skewed logic on managers’ bonuses

      One thing economists agree on is that productivity, output per worker, “is almost everything”, as Robert Peston, BBC...

    2. January 21, 2015

      Time to move death out of the shadows

      As we work later into our lives, the number of us having to juggle our job and bereavement is climbing. Baby-boomer and...

    3. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      UK disinflation should be cause for cheer

      For years, the UK has added more jobs than almost any other country in the rich world even as real incomes plunged...

    4. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      Not everyone "deserves" oil market share according to Naimi

      For seasoned oil watchers the latest spew of “informed commentary” hitting the media waves is probably becoming...

    5. July 3, 2014

      Google’s removal of BBC article raises censorship fears

      British politicians and EU officials expressed concern on Thursday after it emerged that a seven-year-old article...

    6. Business Blog

      July 3, 2014

      The absurdity of Europe's right to be forgotten becomes clear

      The problems erupting over Google’s implementation of the EU’s new “right to be forgotten” rule were predictable. And I...

    7. Westminster Blog

      January 13, 2014

      Has the Treasury given Alex Salmond the upper hand?

      We revealed in this morning’s FT that the Treasury is making it clear to investors in UK debt that if Scotland goes...

    8. November 12, 2012

      BBC presenters speak out

      David Dimbleby “It is still over-managed and the management still speak gobbledegook. Any editor, any head of a...

    9. Gavyn Davies

      October 14, 2012

      Will central banks cancel government debt?

      As the IMF meetings close in Tokyo this weekend, it is obvious that governments are struggling to find the correct...

    10. October 5, 2012

      As good as it gets

      How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having it All, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity, by Robert Peston and...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 3, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP US stocks shrugged off the economy and Brent crude hit $101 a barrel again. The S&P 500 rose 0.62 per cent...

    12. June 13, 2012

      LSE hire could Pac a punch against Nasdaq

      You do not need to be much of a conspiracy theorist to concoct a hypothesis from London Stock Exchange’s appointment of...

    13. Westminster Blog

      April 16, 2012

      Not many people avoided the 50p tax*

      The data released last night on how much the super-rich paid in tax in 2010-11 was fascinating. As Robert Peston...

    14. March 17, 2012

      Tricks of light

      Recently I was staying with friends, both landscape architects and both people of quiet taste, who have been restoring...

    15. February 1, 2012

      Should I have a hair transplant?

      Your recent question about women and Botox prompts me to raise a much more serious problem: baldness. Until recently, I...

    16. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2011

      Dr Robert Peston will see you now

      Ring my friend, I said you call Doctor Robert Day or night he’ll be there any time at all, Doctor Robert Doctor Robert,...

    17. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2011

      Bailing out RBS

      A predictably furious response from RBS to the FT’s front page splash on Friday. Via Reuters: “The design of any new...

    18. August 12, 2011

      The networker

      For the past 17 years Roland Rudd has been making a handsome living advising CEOs on whether to grant interviews like...

    19. August 4, 2011

      Morgan pressed on phone-hack questions

      Two senior politicians called on Piers Morgan, the CNN presenter who used to edit the Daily Mirror, to answer questions...

    20. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2011

      Can-kicking in the UK - BSkyB edition [updated]

      And you thought kicking the can down the road was something they only did in continental Europe. Wrong. The UK...

    21. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2011

      Schwarzman: some of my best friends are old people

      The front page splash in Thursday’s Daily Mail has certainly struck a nerve at private equity group Blackstone. It’s...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 26, 2011

      Libya sovereign fund's massive losses revealed

      Libya’s sovereign wealth fund haemorrhaged billions of dollars as late as last year following disastrous investments in...

    23. Westminster Blog

      May 13, 2011

      Is a political blog with 60 authors an attractive proposition?

      I’m glad to see the return of MP blogger Tom Harris as part of Iain Dale’s new online magazine; “The Daley: Iain Dale...

    24. May 9, 2011

      PCC raps Telegraph’s ‘fishing expedition’ against Lib Dems

      The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint by the Liberal Democrats over a series of articles in The Daily...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2011

      Ireland -- a double-size banking catastrophe

      Commercial insurance payouts for global catastrophes in 2010 = $43bn. Taxpayer insurance payouts for Irish banking...

    26. February 18, 2011

      Some old structures deserve to be broken up

      Now, I don’t want to sound like Robert Peston (it’s too difficult to mimic the metre and intonation, for a start) but,...

    27. Westminster Blog

      January 13, 2011

      Bob Crow questions £2m bonus for Lloyds chief

      Bob Crow, the head of the RMT union, makes an interesting parallel between the banks and the unions today – describing...

    28. December 21, 2010

      Murdoch rival left out damaging words

      The troubles for Vince Cable began when The Daily Telegraph revealed that he had made clear he was prepared to bring...

    29. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2010

      Oil explorers pass round the hat (updated)

      It’s all go in London’s small cap oil sector. The talk in the market is that Gulf Keystone, the Kurdish explorer, is...

    30. September 18, 2010

      Crash chronicles

      Depression, war, dirty debt, Britain’s great crash – headlines from the past 150 years of Investors Chronicle that are...

    31. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2010

      Basel backtracks

      So near, and so far, Basel. Australia’s Banking Day had the basic numbers overnight on what looks to us like a...

    32. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2010

      What Hurd, Diamond and Green have in common

      It’s getting ugly in executive-recruitment land. “HP sues to block Hurd’s move to Oracle”, reads one FT headline on...

    33. Westminster Blog

      August 6, 2010

      Further reading

      Employers group calls for ban on strikes in vital public services – Sky Unison up in arms about “privatisation” within...

    34. July 15, 2010

      Gwyneth Williams named head of BBC Radio 4

      The new director of BBC Radio 4 is Gwyneth Williams, former director of the World Service’s English networks and news,...

    35. FT Alphaville

      July 1, 2010

      Will the EU limit hedge fund pay?

      According to the BBC, new EU rules to regulate bank bonuses – announced on Thursday - will hit Mayfair hard: the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2010

      The bank-friendly chancellor (updated)

      So how much will the bank Budget levy cost UK-listed banks? Here are some rough calculations from a sector analyst....

    37. June 17, 2010

      Murdoch's chance

      John Gapper's blog : News Corporation's attempt to take full ownership of British Sky Broadcasting will have an...

    38. Westminster Blog

      May 28, 2010

      Why Robert Peston may be wrong on the housing market

      Robert Peston is not only a former colleague but also a superb financial journalist. But I can’t quite agree with the...

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