Wagamama is a tasty dish, but surely not at any price? | Nils Pratley

A majority of 60.4% in favour of a bet-the-farm corporate deal counts as a lukewarm endorsement. A country can leave the European Union...

Hammond's budget is gambling with public finances, says IFS

Philip Hammond has been warned that he is gambling with the future health of the UK’s public finances after handing out tax cuts...

Is austerity in the UK really over after 2018's budget?

Philip Hammond knew what he had to do. With Theresa May sitting behind him, the chancellor’s job was to put flesh on the...

UK government borrowing target back on track

Philip Hammond’s plan to bring down the government’s annual borrowing was back on track last month after a blowout in August that knocked...

Bank of England raises alarm over surge in high-risk lending

The Bank of England has issued a stark warning over the rapid growth in lending to indebted companies around the world, drawing parallels...

Italian deputy PM threatens to sue EU boss over budget criticism

The Italian deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, has threatened to sue Jean-Claude Juncker for damages, accusing the EU president of pushing up Rome’s...

Italy's budget drama – all you need to know

Why all the excitement about the Italian budget? The financial markets are het up about events in Rome for three reasons. First, Italy is...

Money for nothing? Dire Straits back-catalogue investment venture launched

First it was David Bowie selling his own “Bowie bonds”, and now fans of Dire Straits are being given the chance to invest...

UK bookies beware: US will look after its own in betting revolution

The estimate that $150bn-worth (£110bn) of sports bets are placed illegally in the US every year may be exaggerated but nobody doubts the...