Articles written by Simon Wilson

Why Brexit could hurt UK clearing

The City dominates euro-denominated clearing but the European Union is looking to take back control after Brexit. This could hurt the City and cause job losses, says Simon Wilson.

04/06/2017

Held to ransom by the hackers

The cyber threat goes beyond hijacking computers. It’s about economics, politics, power and even human psychology. Simon Wilson looks at how we can protect ourselves.

27/05/2017

Can Macron change France?

France’s new president plans ambitious structural reforms. But can he overcome vested interests ranging from hostile trade unions to civil servants? Simon Wilson reports.

21/05/2017 07/05/2017

Was it fake news wot won it?

The Brexit vote and the US presidential election were swung by shadowy firms using sophisticated but underhand new techniques, say critics. Simon Wilson reports.

29/04/2017 23/04/2017 16/04/2017

Trump stumbles at first hurdle

Trump has withdrawn legislation to repeal his predecessor’s Affordable Care Act due to lack of support. What does this mean for his presidency – and for markets? Simon Wilson reports.

04/04/2017

The crisis in internet advertising

Big names pulled the plug on online advertising when they realised their ads were appearing next to jihadist preachers. That’s a problem for media giant Google, says Simon Wilson.

26/03/2017

What is the WTO option?

If Britain doesn’t agree a deal or an interim arrangement with the EU before Brexit, we will trade on WTO terms. What is the WTO and how would this work? Simon Wilson explains.

19/03/2017
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