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JON REES: General Election shock was ten years in making

The seeds of this Election result were sown in the financial crisis, which began a decade ago with the collapse of Northern Rock.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s...

EU leaders meet, united on Brexit demands – for now

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will endorse a stiff set of divorce terms for Britain at a summit on Saturday, rejoicing in a rare show of unity in adversity,...

French amphibious carrier visits Japan ahead of Pacific show of power

SASEBO (Reuters) – As tension spikes on the Korean peninsula, a French amphibious assault carrier sailed into Japan’s naval base of Sasebo on Saturday ahead of drills...

Tech hype drives Didi Chuxing to $50 bln valuation

Playing Now Syria strike puts markets on edge – 01:27 Cyber Monday and Black Friday are merging – 01:30 Twitter is shopping for a buyer – 01:14 Breakingviews:...

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JON REES: The pitfalls of being a price fixer..

It is hard to believe that a Tory Government, committed as a matter of principle to the primacy of free markets, would introduce a price cap for energy bills.

Syria strike puts markets on edge

Playing Now Cyber Monday and Black Friday are merging – 01:30 Twitter is shopping for a buyer – 01:14 Breakingviews: Brexit – 01:32 Breakingviews: Middle East...

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JON REES: Why were experts so wrong about impact of Brexit?

Did Osborne politicise the Treasury, or were the Treasury economists just wrong like so many of their peers?

Cyber Monday and Black Friday are merging

Playing Now Twitter is shopping for a buyer – 01:14 Breakingviews: Brexit – 01:32 Breakingviews: Middle East Tensions – 02:20 Breakingviews: Risks in 2016...

Twitter is shopping for a buyer

Playing Now Breakingviews: Brexit – 01:32 Breakingviews: Middle East Tensions – 02:20 Breakingviews: Risks in 2016 – 02:08 Breakingviews: Google’s Alphabet...