Falling energy prices should be a good thing. But the current oil price crash might be a very bad thing. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
The German constitutional court has made a ruling that could spell the end of the ‘Mittelstand’ system that makes up the backbone of the country’s economy.
Forget North Korea and Kim Jong Un. The biggest problem for Sony is the US legal system, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
One of Britain’s best-known investors, Jim Mellon, talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about how Silicon Valley is set to turn all of our lives upside down, and picks the very best company to buy to benefit from this huge wave of disruption.
The future is looking very uncertain, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Make sure you diversify your portfolio.
Let’s hear it for the taxpayers, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They provide a guaranteed income for every person in the country, plus state funded education and healthcare. And they ask for very little in return.
Rare books have traditionally been considered a poor investment, but think again, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
George Osborne has come up with some clever ways to hobble inheritance tax, says Merryn Somserset Webb.
Ripping off people with expensive credit schemes should attract the same sort of shame and disdain as driving home from the pub after a few drinks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The idea that a company has no responsibility other than to maximise value for its shareholders is bad for workers, shareholders and society as a whole, says Merryn Somerset Webb.