Should we stay or should we go? Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King gives his take in the first of a two-part interview with Merryn Somerset Webb.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
There are two main types of fund out there for investors to invest in. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how they work, and which is her favourite.
Before politicians start casting rocks at the former owner of beleaguered retailer BHS, they should take a look at themselves, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Unlike after the Scottish independence vote, most people will accept the result of the EU referendum, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s not in the interest of anyone to keep the anger bubbling under.
The result of the Scottish election might be a foregone conclusion. But the real fight is for second place, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Governments need effective oppositions.
Monetary policy makes a difference to your investing. But what is it, and how does it affect the various things in your portfolio? Merryn Somerset Webb explains.
It might not look good for Philip Green to take £400m in dividends while BHS and its pension scheme goes under. But he couldn’t have foreseen the deficit, and isn’t to blame, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Companies have to balance their obligations to both shareholders and employees, says Merryn Somerset Webb. So even if the pension fund is in deficit, they’re still entitled to pay dividends.
Our tax system encourages firms to take on debt. But huge debts leave companies very vulnerable when trouble comes, says Merryn Somerset Webb
Fund managers spend too much time and money – your money – playing golf and watching strippers. The FCA wants them to stop. You should too, says Merryn Somerset Webb.