Is the use of algorithms to execute trading strategies destabilising markets? With an FBI investigation on the cards, the stakes are high, says Simon Wilson.
Articles written by Simon Wilson
Could an independent Scotland really hang on to the pound as its national currency? And on what terms? Simon Wilson investigates.
Ukraine has urged the West to act to prevent Russia using its control of gas supplies as a “new nuclear weapon”. Just how much of a threat is it? Simon Wilson reports.
Police have swooped on a network of criminal gangs dedicated to fleecing investors. How big is the problem? Simon Wilson investigates.
Refugees from the Sixties counter-culture in San Francisco have been blockading ‘Google buses’ in protest at ‘gentrification’. What’s their beef? Simon Wilson investigates.
Record numbers of elephants are being slaughtered to feed a £12bn ivory trade – which in turn fuels crime and armed strife. Why isn’t the ban working? Simon Wilson reports.
Floods seem to have become a seasonal event in this country. Have they in fact become more common? Why? And what can we do about it? Simon Wilson reports.
The European Union pools cash from member states, then hands it out to worthy projects. But are they worthy? Or just a waste of money? Simon Wilson investigates.
Russia’s Sochi Winter Olympics was estimated to cost $12bn. The spend currently stands at $51bn. What went wrong? Simon Wilson reports.
Anti-EU parties are expected to do well in European elections in May, but will they ever be powerful enough to bring down the EU? Simon Wilson investigates.