Plans are afoot for a new stockmarket for Scotland, which will only list companies that make a positive impact on society and the environment. It’s a neat idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Many people claim to be worried about the effects of a no-deal Brexit. But there is a much more serious threat to Britain, says Merryn Somerset Webb: a Jeremy Corbyn government.
An unlikely alliance between Prince Charles and a disgruntled housebuilder is highlighting the need for better-quality homes.
A jubilee for student debt is an attractive idea but not a fair one, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Better to give everyone a hefty lump sum – whether they have debts or not.
Almost all companies think they’d be better off without competition. They might be right in the short term, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But they are wrong in the long term.
The consequences from the Neil Woodford debacle aren’t limited to his fund’s investors. He and his ilk could pose a systemic risk to the financial system, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Libra, the proposed new cryptocurrency from Facebook, could be huge, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Not because it is a cryptocurrency. But because it isn’t.
Markets look pricey,but there are actually many more stocks trading below average valuations than usual, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The May employment report in the US was mildly disappointing. But in America, as in the UK and Europe, the labour market is looking super strong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
There is much to agree with in Labour’s report on land reform. But any new proposals will inevitably will just add another layer of tax and bureaucracy on top of an already unmanageable system.