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  • The US Government’s AAA status

    The US Government’s AAA status

    Monday April 25, 2011 Early last week we all heard some truly shocking news – the S&P rating agency had, in their...

     
  • The 2011 Masters

    The 2011 Masters

    Monday April 11, 2011 The 2011 Masters may have been dominated by a group of remarkably young golfers, but as we watched...

     
  • The financial markets are truly climbing the wall of worry

    The financial markets are truly climbing the wall of worry

    Monday March 28, 2011 The financial markets are truly climbing the wall of worry.  If the television business shows are...

     
  • Financial markets

    Financial markets

    Monday March 21, 2011 For the past week, financial markets have been dominated by consideration of the effects of the terrible...

     
  • LET THEM EAT IPADS

    LET THEM EAT IPADS

    Monday March 14, 2011 LET THEM EAT IPADS We never thought we would be writing this, but we really have to give thanks this...

     
  • The various financial markets

    The various financial markets

    Monday March 7, 2011 We’ve been wondering for some time when the various financial markets would get around to wondering...

     
  • Royal Bank of Scotland

    Royal Bank of Scotland

    Monday February 28, 2011 More than 100 staff at state-owned lender Royal Bank of Scotland earned more than £1m last year,...

     
  • Readers will forgive another commentary

    Readers will forgive another commentary

    Monday February 21 2011 We hope readers will forgive another commentary centred upon the rather parochial topic of UK interest...

     
  • The meeting of the UK’s Monetary Policy Committee

    The meeting of the UK’s Monetary Policy Committee

    Monday February 7, 2011 We hope readers will forgive a localised approach to events this week, but it seems to us that the...

     
  • Suddenly we’re hearing a lot about anarch

    Suddenly we’re hearing a lot about anarch

    Monday January 31, 2011 Suddenly we’re hearing a lot about anarchy.  Perhaps this exists largely in the eye of the...