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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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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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Stock markets

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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Stock markets

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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Stock markets

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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Economy

What have populists ever done for us?

Apart from the wage rises, the jobs, the tax cuts, the rising living standards…
8 Sep 2019
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Economy

Boris Johnson's £1bn plan to save the high street

Boris Johnson’s government is splashing the cash on some worthy causes. But will his plan to save the high street work?
1 Sep 2019
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Economy

Britain is a nation of hustlers

One in four Britons do some extra gigging on top of the day job, says Matthew Lynn. The government should encourage them.
25 Aug 2019
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Economy

Why German exports are falling

Project Fear failed to move us Brits, but it should really have put the wind up the Germans, says Matthew Lynn.
17 Aug 2019
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Features

HSBC is at a crossroads

The route HSBC takes next will determine whether it can remain a leader in global banking, says Matthew Lynn.
11 Aug 2019
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Stock markets

LSE-Refinitiv merger could create a rival to Bloomberg

The London Stock Exchange is to buy data group Refinitiv, which would make it a big player in financial services. It's a bold move, says Matthew Lynn …
4 Aug 2019
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Stock markets

Expect the new batch of floating law firms to sink

Law firms are listing on the stockmarket. That makes sense for them, but investors should steer clear, says Matthew Lynn.
28 Jul 2019
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Economy

The three planks of Boris-onomics

Boris Johnson, our new PM, will have to act fast to put Britain back on its feet, say Matthew Lynn.
23 Jul 2019
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Economy

The City must move on from Europe

The City thrived as the EU’s finance hub. But now new opportunities look more promising, says Matthew Lynn.
14 Jul 2019
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Economy

How retail landlords can reinvent ailing shopping centres

Ailing shopping centres should be repurposed, benefiting the economy and investors.
7 Jul 2019
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Stock markets

Prepare for another Trump bump in 2020

What can we expect if Donald Trump wins again in 2020? These three big changes look likely, says Matthew Lynn.
30 Jun 2019
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Economy

Why Channel 4's luvvies should stay in London

The idea of spreading Channel 4 staff around the country is well meant, but the regions have their own ideas, says Matthew Lynn.
23 Jun 2019
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Stock markets

Why the big tech companies should be broken up

Rather than wait and be at the mercy of regulators, the big tech companies should begin the process of breaking themselves up, says Matthew Lynn.
16 Jun 2019
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Funds

Fund managers: you get monkeys whatever fees you pay

When it comes to fund managers, the adage that “if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” is broken, says Matthew Lynn – you get monkeys whatever you pay.
9 Jun 2019
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Economy

Five key tasks for the next prime minister

Our next prime minister should not obsess about Brexit, but face up to other pressing issues, says Matthew Lynn.
2 Jun 2019
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Economy

The casualties of Trump’s trade war

Chinese tech giant Huawei is under fire in Donald Trump's trade war. Many Western firms may suffer collateral damage.
25 May 2019
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Economy

Britain shoots for the top spot

England dominates European football. It looks as if it will take home the trophy for economic success, too, says Matthew Lynn.
19 May 2019
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Economy

How to put a rocket under French business

Emmanuel Macron came up with a predictably tepid series of minor reforms this month. There was, however, one really eye-catching idea, says Matthew Ly…
12 May 2019
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