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Matthew Lynn

Matthew Lynn is a columnist for Bloomberg, writing a weekly commentary syndicated in papers such as Die Welt, the Sydney Morning Herald, the South China Morning Post and the Miami Herald. He is also an associate editor of Spectator Business, and a regular contributor to The Spectator. Before that, he worked for the business section of the Sunday Times for ten years. Matthew is also a thriller writer.

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Stockmarkets

Sales will bounce back, but will profits?

As the lockdown ends, everyday life will resume – just don’t expect business as usual, says Matthew Lynn.
31 May 2020
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Emerging markets

A new lease of life for the Brics

Emerging markets are having a surprisingly good crisis. Their long-predicted rise will now continue.
24 May 2020
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UK Economy

We should not be blind to the failings of experts

Let’s by all means be guided by “the science”, but the boffins must not run the country, says Matthew Lynn. We must treat epidemiologists as we treat …
17 May 2020
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UK Economy

Brexit Britain should look to create a partnership with Switzerland

A tie-up with Switzerland makes sense for post-Brexit Britain, and would create a vitally important global financial centre, says Matthew Lynn.
10 May 2020
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Stockmarkets

Why the stockmarket has got this crisis all wrong

Emerging markets and small companies may be better bets than the US and its technology giants, says Matthew Lynn.
3 May 2020
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Stockmarkets

The end of the dividend bonanza

Investors have got used to being showered with cash. But things are about to change, says Matthew Lynn.
26 Apr 2020
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UK Economy

A cash crunch looms for the UK's universities

Most of the UK's higher-education colleges are high-quality institutions that deserve rescuing, says Matthew Lynn. But all of them?
18 Apr 2020
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Global Economy

Why we must not retreat into a nationalist bunker

Globalisation helped us prosper before the crisis – it will help us get out of it too
12 Apr 2020
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Stockmarkets

Space exploration is booming – now’s the time to back it

Will space exploration be the next boom industry? Perhaps, says Matthew Lynn. And now is the time to buy in.
5 Apr 2020
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UK Economy

It’s not all doom and gloom

In some ways at least, there’s never been a better time to launch a start-up, says Matthew Lynn. The government should help.
29 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Three tasks for Andrew Bailey, the new governor of the Bank of England

As Andrew Bailey takes over as governor of the Bank of England, he should be thinking about more than just viruses, says Matthew Lynn.
22 Mar 2020
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UK stockmarkets

The FTSE 100 doesn’t need its retailers

Retailers are falling out of Britain’s index of leading shares – the latest FTSE 100 reshuffle left just four. But that may be no bad thing, says Matt…
15 Mar 2020
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UK Economy

Why retailing is not dead yet

Some shop owners have stopped complaining and started innovating. That may yet save our high street.
8 Mar 2020
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Stockmarkets

Investment banks make a wrong turn into retail

Cracking the retail market is likely to be too big a challenge for investment banks such as JPMorgan.
1 Mar 2020
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Buy to let

Come back buy-to-letters, all is forgiven

The government is winning its war against small private buy-to-let landlords. But who benefits?
23 Feb 2020
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UK Economy

How the BBC can survive the end of the TV licence

The TV licence that funds the BBC is looking way past its sell-by date, says Matthew Lynn. Here's how it could survive without it
16 Feb 2020
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Winners and losers from a hard Brexit

Our exit from the EU is likely to be of the hard variety, says Matthew Lynn. Investors should back the industries that will flourish
9 Feb 2020
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Economy

How Putin's cronyism is strangling Russia

Russia's vast population and wealth of resources should be boosting growth. There’s one man holding it back: Vladimir Putin
27 Jan 2020
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UK Economy

Take a punt against businesses with Remainer CEOs

Prominent EU supporters’ faulty reasoning is a liability for their businesses, says Matthew Lynn. Sell their shares short.
19 Jan 2020
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EU Economy

Investors needn’t fear the rise of Europe’s green parties

Green parties across Europe are finding the centre-right to be natural allies. That will be great for business, says Matthew Lynn.
12 Jan 2020
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Economy

The winner of our corporate Baftas – the greatest companies of the past decade

Share price and sheer market clout has made video-streaming service Netflix the stand-out star of the stock titans in 2019, says Matthew Lynn.
28 Dec 2019
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Economy

Four ways to shape post-Brexit Britain

One part of the Brexit debate is thankfully over. A more important one must now begin, says Matthew Lynn. How to build a post-Brexit Britain.
22 Dec 2019
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Stockmarkets

Tesco should keep its Asian assets

The £7bn that Tesco could get for its Tesco Lotus business in Asia looks enticing. But holding on to it would be smarter, says Matthew Lynn.
15 Dec 2019
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Economy

Central banks should steer clear of taking on climate change

In a classic example of mission creep, the world's central bankers are going green. They are making a big mistake, says Matthew Lynn.
8 Dec 2019
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Stockmarkets

Free share-trading platforms are a boon for investors

The advent of free share-trading platforms will get more people buying shares. That’s a welcome development
1 Dec 2019
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Economy

Britain’s welcome new immigration system

Soon we’re likely to accept immigrants only if they have the right skills. That would be a good move, says Matthew Lynn.
24 Nov 2019
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Economy

Don’t squeeze our entrepreneurs with higher taxes

Britain’s entrepreneurs and business innovators get generous tax breaks. They should keep getting them.
17 Nov 2019
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Economy

A new chapter for high-street banks in the PPI mis-selling saga

The PPI mis-selling scandal is nearly over for the banks. But a new nightmare may be just about to begin.
10 Nov 2019
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Stockmarkets

HSBC is past its sell-by date – it needs to be split up

A radical break-up of HSBC may be the only way to save the sprawling banking conglomerate, says Matthew Lynn.
3 Nov 2019
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Economy

Who will save the euro after Mario Draghi has gone?

Mario Draghi – a safe pair of hands at the ECB – is succeeded by Christine Lagarde, a lawyer who thought Argentina good for a loan.
27 Oct 2019
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Economy

Scotland is taxing itself to death

The authorities in Scotland are undermining the economy’s appeal. They had better watch out, says Matthew Lynn.
20 Oct 2019
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Economy

Banking faces a spiral of decline

Once highly prized banking jobs on Wall Street or in the City have lost their allure, says Matthew Lynn.
13 Oct 2019
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Economy

Europe’s radical monetary experiment

As the eurozone's economy sinks, the European Central Bank is thinking big. That’s worrying, says Matthew Lynn.
6 Oct 2019
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Economy

Fight back against the Labour Party’s fantasy economics

“Free” has turned into the Labour Party’s favourite word. “Reality” should make a comeback, says Matthew Lynn.
29 Sep 2019
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Economy

What to expect if we remain in the EU

All ready for a no-deal exit? Good. But it’s not the only outcome you had better brace yourself for, says Matthew Lynn.
22 Sep 2019
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Stockmarkets

Sift through the tech IPO flops to find the next Amazon.com

Some big names in tech have floundered since listing. That may be a buying opportunity, says Matthew Lynn.
15 Sep 2019
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