Mervyn King

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Fallon Sherrock reacts after beating Ted Evetts to become the first female to win a game in the PDC World Darts Championship.  Photograph:  Alex Davidson/Getty Images

When we were listening to Barack Obama give his November 2012 victory speech in Chicago, after he’d seen off Mitt Romney to win a second term, did we (...)

Paul Volcker. The scale of his many achievements is huge, although most tributes focused on his unshakeable integrity. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

One man who did make the world a better place was Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who died last week aged 92. Volcker is famous for (...)

Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan celebrates during his third-round match against England’s Mervyn King at the PDC World Darts Championship  at the Alexandra Palace in London. Photograph:  Alex Burstow/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan is through to the fourth round of the PDC World Darts Championship for the first time after knocking out 19th seed Me(...)

Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Former Bank of England chief Mervyn King has attacked the UK government’s handling of Brexit negotiations, warning it may already be too late to put i(...)

Once BNP Paribas froze its funds it sent a trigger around the world, culminating in the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Photograph: Jeremy Bales/Bloomberg

Ten years ago today, on August 9th 2007, BNP Paribas froze funds that were exposed to US subprime mortgages, signalling the start of the credit crunc(...)

Feta cheese on  a market stall in Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg via Getty

A Greek government minister recently alleged that Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, “never wanted the Greek bailout programme to succcee(...)

Housing completions look set to equal close to 15,000 in 2016,  well below household formation requirements.

This quarter’s MyHome.ie report shows Ireland’s housing market grinding tighter. Asking prices are up 7 per cent and the stock of homes listed for sal(...)

Michael Gove said during the election campaign: ‘People in this country have had enough of experts’. Photograph: Reuters

One of the more revealing moments of the Brexit campaign came when Michael Gove, a Conservative Outer once close to prime minister David Cameron, sai(...)

Alchemy lies at the heart of the financial system; moreover, banking was, like alchemy, a medieval idea, but one we have not as yet discarded.

Will there be another huge financial crisis? As Hamlet said of the fall of a sparrow: “If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will b(...)

There’s an emphasis on radical uncertainty in Mervyn King’s new book “The End of Alchemy”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The excellent new book by Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, is inevitably noticed mainly for its views on banking regulation and t(...)

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