Michiel Willems, City A.M.

Michiel Willems

City A.M.

United Kingdom

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Recent articles by Michiel:

Commuter numbers into City of London nearly double with Wednesdays and Thursdays busiest

Commuter numbers into the City of London have nearly doubled since last year and the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in England, according to new data → Read More

Brexit Brits across EU in banking limbo as Barclays, Lloyd’s and Halifax shut their accounts

Thousands of Brits residing in the EU have been informed by UK banks that their EU-based bank accounts will soon be shut. → Read More

UK’s trade deficit widens to record £27.9bn as business with Russia reaches historic low

New data showed this morning that UK’s trade deficit in goods and services widens again in Q2 to a record £27.9bn. Moreover, monthly imports from Russia → Read More

UK economy SHRINKS by 0.6 per cent as Britain enters recession territory

The UK economy contracted by 0.6 in June and shrank 0.1 per cent between April and June, compared to growth of 0.8 per cent in the previous three months, → Read More

First-time buyer misery as house prices refuse to come down despite buyer interest slowing

House prices continue to move firmly upwards and are still expected to be higher in a year’s time. → Read More

New virus outbreak: As Langya spreads across China, just how worried should we be?

A new virus, Langya, is suspected to have caused infections in 35 people in China’s Shandong and Henan provinces. It’s related to Hendra and Nipah → Read More

Sunak or Truss should have 'backbone' to strike free movement deal with EU, says Ryanair chief

The next prime minister should have the “backbone” to secure a deal with the European Union to open up the free movement of labour. → Read More

Exclusive: Bank of England is 'taking money from homeowners to curb inflation'

HOUSE prices will soon start to “flatline” following years of double digit rises, a leading property association claims this morning. Property values have → Read More

100,000 rebel Brits pledge non-payment of energy bills by cancelling their direct debits

Over a hundred thousand people said they will cancel their direct debits for energy companies. → Read More

Era of 10 euro budget tickets is officially over, says Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary

Ryanair’s chief said this morning that the airline's trademark 10 euro fares will not be seen for a “number of years” due to soaring fuel prices. In an → Read More

Disney takes online video crown away from Netflix as global streaming war heats up

Entertainment giant Disney said late last night it has taken over streaming rival Netflix in the total number of subscribers for the first time ever. → Read More

Exclusive: The over-hyped madness of the metaverse and the forgotten value of video

The metaverse and Virtual Reality have had the weight of a number of large big technology companies behind it in the last year, spearheaded by the likes → Read More

Chancellor and energy bosses in emergency talks as gas bills are expected to hit £4,400

Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng will hold emergency talks with energy sector chiefs today as the price cap was forecast to → Read More

Extremely close race in Kenya after cliffhanger election between Raila and Ruto

Millions of Kenyans are glued to their TV screens and mobile phones this morning as an extremely close race is unfolding between the two main candidates → Read More

150,000 Brits join campaign to force govt to do more to tackle cost of living crisis

A new campaign to press the Government to do more to tackle the cost-of-living crisis is backed by more than 150,000 people. Union leaders said the fact → Read More

Today's elections in Kenya: Meet Esther Passaris, not your average Nairobi household name

Joining Esther Passaris on the campaign trail in East Nairobi last week, the 57-year old mother of two told City A.M. that she is far from done fighting for women and girls in the Kenyan capital. → Read More

What the new interest rates mean for the City: ‘The UK fares worse than the EU and US’

The Bank of England’s decision to further raise interest rates from 1.25 per cent to 1.75 per cent and its two-year predictions means bad news for → Read More

Millions of Brits in for shock charges as credit card rates hit highest level since 1998

With credit card borrowing growing at its fastest pace since 2005, new analysis shared with City A.M. this morning shows that last month average rates on → Read More

Newcastle and Manchester building societies launch exclusive talks for £5bn merger

Newcastle Building Society said it is in exclusive talks with Manchester Building Society over potentially merging the two. The pair plan to “explore the → Read More

M&C Saatchi shares dive as £310m takeover talks with Next Fifteen are pushed back

&C Saatchi and suitor Next Fifteen have postponed talks over the proposed £310 million deal for the advertising company. → Read More