Martin Vander Weyer

Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. He writes the weekly Any Other Business column.

Finance

El Salvador’s crackpot currency switch

Nayib Bukele has created a high-risk monetary experiment that excludes citizens who lack internet access

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

The plight of Dr Mike Lynch

The founder of the Cambridge-based software venture Autonomy can be extradited to the US to face multiple fraud charges

By Martin Vander Weyer

Science & Tech

To waive or not to waive

Any nation that’s well advanced in its vaccination program and has over-ordered should stop hoarding and start sending spare batches abroad

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

Can Melinda still keep Bill Gates in check?

The $50 billion charity they created together has become the flagbearer for ‘venture philanthropy’

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

The Reddit rampage is a sign of market turmoil ahead

Will all this end in a bloodbath? Most likely

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

Sell bitcoin, buy Tesla

Bitcoiners own nothing but an evanescent idea

By Martin Vander Weyer

Tech

What’s the point of trying to break up Big Tech?

This battle will run for years and enrich armies of lawyers

By Martin Vander Weyer

China

The antidote to virus panic is in the hands of entrepreneurs

Forty-five years’ observation of markets has taught me to hold my breath and wait for the bounce

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

Coronavirus is a chance to buy cheaper — but it comes with a health warning

Canny stock-pickers scan the pharmaceutical sector for claims of a first coronavirus vaccine

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

Is it worse to be an environmental polluter or a moral one?

Bent big-company bosses, who might once have been role models for their industries, seem to get off lighter than large-scale fraudsters who fly solo

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

The most sinister thing about Huawei may be how clean it is

If you were China’s top spymaster, the last thing you’d do right now is order Huawei to up its game and channel more intelligence

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

All forecasts are off if Iran shuts the Strait of Hormuz

Oil price spikes are not the economic threat they once were

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

There’s no need to mourn the loss of Uber’s London license

Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer the pottering black cab

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

Should we fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency?

The crypto winter has turned to spring

By Martin Vander Weyer

Business

Is the Fed caving to the demands of the market?

Distant thunder rumbles when ‘recession’ creeps back into America’s vocabulary

By Martin Vander Weyer

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