“Populism” – on the left and the right – is on the march in Europe, and the establishment looks vulnerable in May’s elections to the European Parliament. What happens next?
Articles written by Simon Wilson
There have been some wild claims made about the potential of blockchain technology, but doubts are starting to set in, says Simon Wilson.
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Investors in Britain’s energy infrastructure are cutting their losses and pulling out of projects. The government’s strategy needs a rethink, says Simon Wilson.
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Donald Trump’s tangle with Congress over his promised border wall has led to US government agencies closing up shop. But does that matter much for America’s economy? Simon Wilson reports.
US President Donald Trump’s criticism of Federal Reserve policy is the latest assault on the independence of central banks. Will the practice survive? Simon Wilson reports.
The capture, storage and analysis of “alternative data” is no longer a nerdy niche. But the explosive growth of the business has a downside, as the Facebook furore showed. Simon Wilson reports.
The arrests of key figures at the telecoms giant Huawei has put the spotlight back on the firm’s links with the Chinese state and the security of its technology. Simon Wilson reports.
In the 2000s, the internet threatened to sink the record industry. But now streaming has given the music business a new lease of life. Simon Wilson reports.