What if the Bank of England’s emergency intervention is a foretaste of things to come, not just in the UK but elsewhere?
It was the UK and the Bank of England last week – and it could be the eurozone and the ECB in the firing line over the coming weeks. I’ll be keeping a closer eye on Italian bond spreads.
7th Oct, 2022 - 5 min read
Liz Truss is likely to damage EU-UK relations further. The only question is the timing
Of the two remaining Oxford-educated candidates for UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss is in the lead. Her reliance on the Conservative party’s hard right will mean a tough line on the Northern Ireland Protocol - though not out of conviction.
11th Aug, 2022 - 5 min read
“In Rose’s view, the Canary Wharf bomb forced the British to the negotiating table”
Rose Dugdale led an extraordinarily complex life which is captured in full by Sean O'Driscoll in his book. He talks to Dion Fanning about the good and the bad of the upper-class British woman turned IRA operative.
6th Aug, 2022 - 2 min read
Brexit After Boris: Great reconfiguration or temporary restructure?
The UK is in a moment of reconfiguration as its economy begins to restructure around the reality of Brexit. Not the lies, but the reality of a diminishing economy which requires more forms and more detail of those who want to sell into it.
14th Jul, 2022 - 6 min read
Lasers, 3D printing, and an electric car: The ninth decade of an Irish inventor
Dublin-born billionaire engineer David McMurtry is working with the next generation – including an Irishwoman – on the future of all these things. In exclusive interviews, he and the executives leading Renishaw's latest projects talk past, present and future.
30th Jun, 2022 - 15 min read
Why Irish law leads the way for financial service products being sold into the EU after Brexit
Corporate lenders and borrowers are used to British law and the closest alternative from next year will be Irish law. Deal or no deal, we already know some niche markets are ripe for this opportunity.
8th Dec, 2020 - 3 min read
Workers and shoppers have been moving. Now it’s the turn of commercial property investors
First, there was anecdotal evidence that the pandemic-induced acceleration of trends towards remote working and online retail would reshape the commercial property market. Now hard figures are emerging in a number of international locations.