Interviews

Charles Heenan: patience pays for value investors
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Charles Heenan: patience pays for value investors

The secret of success? Stick to what works, buy cheap, hold out for quality and – above all – bide your time, Charles Heenan tells Merryn Somerset Web…
14 Oct 2016
Nick Greenwood: the three things to buy now
Investment gurus

Nick Greenwood: the three things to buy now

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to fund manager Nick Greenwood about why you should buy investment trusts over open-ended funds, and his three favourite ar…
6 Oct 2016
Steve Keen: Avoid the next financial crisis with People's QE and a debt jubilee
Economy

Steve Keen: Avoid the next financial crisis with People's QE and a debt jubilee

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economist and author Professor Steve Keen about Brexit, GDP and People's QE, and how cancelling people's debt could aver…
21 Jul 2016
The best thing to do about Brexit? Just forget it
Funds

The best thing to do about Brexit? Just forget it

Fund managers Nick Train and Michael Lindsell tell Merryn Somerset Webb what they were doing while the rest of us were fretting about Brexit.
8 Jul 2016
George Magnus: Now is not the time to relax over China
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George Magnus: Now is not the time to relax over China

A peaceful, slumbering dragon? Think again, economist and commentator George Magnus tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
27 May 2016
Mervyn King: Should we stay or should we go?
UK Economy

Mervyn King: Should we stay or should we go?

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Mervyn King, ex-governor of the Bank of England, about the EU referendum, monetary policy, and world trade.
20 May 2016
Mervyn King on how to fix the economy
Economy

Mervyn King on how to fix the economy

Only economists believe extreme monetary policy will work. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to former Bank of England governor Mervyn King.
6 May 2016
Mervyn King on Brexit – will it be In or Out?
Economy

Mervyn King on Brexit – will it be In or Out?

Should we stay or should we go? Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King gives his take in the first of a two-part interview with Merryn Somerset W…
29 Apr 2016
Brexit: the only way to protect Britain
Brexit

Brexit: the only way to protect Britain

Why opt out of the EU? Because Britain’s interests are more important than "Une certaine idée de l’Europe", Bernard Connolly tells Merryn Somerset Web…
25 Mar 2016
Economies are naturally evolving things – we can’t improve them by interfering
Economy

Economies are naturally evolving things – we can’t improve them by interfering

Economies and free markets can’t be directed from above, they work by trial and error, author Matt Ridley tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
5 Oct 2015