Neil Collins has been writing about business, finance and economics nearly all his working life. He was City Editor of the Daily Telegraph for 19 years.
He writes the On London column on Saturdays and sits on the boards of two investment trust companies.
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Make every director’s contract contingent on approval by the shareholders
Where the chancellor has some luck and how there was a sense of déjà vu this week
Fees including for bankers, lawyers and advisers for Greencore’s deal tot up to £13m
Share plunge highlights the puzzle of willing suspension of disbelief among investors
Any move by supermarket big four to lift prices will push customers to Aldi and Lidl
Both Lloyds and Metro rely on taxpayer guarantees in their different ways
EU looks unlikely to back ‘merger of equals’ that would keep London HQ after Brexit
Boards follow an obfuscation in plain sight approach to rewarding chief executives
No realistic outcome of tariff negotiations with the EU would come close to eliminating the gains
Allowing some companies to borrow more at a fraction of a per cent less will make no difference
Telefónica is expected to float the UK mobile company this autumn
Cobham can always turn to its allies in the City at times of trouble
Monetary policy is powerless to influence the behaviour of companies and individuals
Vanity schemes divert talent and skilled labour from the new infrastructure Britain really needs
Persimmon’s numbers defy fears, but the sector still has little incentive to build a lot more homes
The BoE’s fresh round of stimulus will hit corporate pension funds but will not make chiefs invest
More QE would just intensify the pain for pension funds
As DB bosses lower bar for shareholder acceptance, opposition among regulators and politicians mounts
Rush into overpriced government bonds knocks risk-reward balance
Sector sell-off leaves stock looking better value than house prices
Oil major accounts for over a tenth of total dividends paid by UK companies and a cut would shock
London Stock Exchange faces competition in its indices business
Quality measures show advantages of being a smaller and simpler group
Debt spurs rescue rights issue at defence group
Burberry has joined retailer in similar move as trading stays tough
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