Vincent Boland: Macron is shopping for votes as he vetoes €16bn supermarket megadeal
You don’t have to be a fan of investment bankers to think the French government acted hastily in the Carrefour affair
When Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France in May 2017, at the age of 39, he became the youngest ever occupant of the Elysée Palace. His rise from nowhere made him the talk of Europe – young, confident, and with an enormous personal mandate. His prickly personality and much older wife added to his allure.
It is often forgotten now, as he struggles to reconcile his ambition with the daily grind of government, that...
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Vincent Boland: Hope has turned into expectation: we will overcome this pandemic
The early days of the Covid-19 pandemic were dominated by loudmouths, incompetents and populists. Then the serious people took over
Vincent Boland: Booby traps could explode the myths around the big banks
The world’s top lenders assure us they’re stronger than they were in 2008. But if Credit Suisse and Nomura can get caught on the losing side of a little forced equity-selling, what else are they doing wrong?
Vincent Boland: Hunting in Spacs – the craze sweeping the stock markets
The special purpose acquisition company phenomenon is an asset class in search of assets and its emergence is hardly surprising, given the IPO market’s structural problems, but these issues must be sorted out once and for all
Vincent Boland: Go-faster Stripe could soon hit some bumps in the road
The Collison brothers now control the most valuable private company in Silicon Valley, with Stripe estimated to be worth $95 billion. But every new slate of investors makes their lives a little more complicated