No ‘Green Shoots’ Of Recovery In A Desert

Posted by admin on Nov 30, 2021 in borrowing, credit crunch, depression, recession
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It seems that the ‘Green shoots’ of a financial recovery that the world has been prepared for by multiple hundreds of desparate politicians and economists has been dealt a severe blow.
Why?
Dubai.
All this time, we have been witnessing the economic miracle that is / was Dubai in awe and respect. But hey, it seems that they [...]

The United Kingdom: A Land Of Confusion

Posted by admin on Oct 24, 2021 in borrowing, depression, public borrowing, recession
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Is it any surprise that the UK economy is lurching from problem to problem when there seems to be such little agreement from the controlling politicians and money managers as to what is actually happening?
The last few days have been a great example of just how mixed up things really are - and how little [...]

2016: The End Of This Recession?

Posted by admin on Jul 30, 2021 in borrowing, depression, recession
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The more I read in the financial news, the more I find myself amazed that the press - because of politicians in the main - are talking about the first ‘green shoots of recovery’.
Across most of the coroporate world, earnings are collapsing, banks still are reluctant to lend and firms are heading towards bankruptcy. [...]

“The Era Of Banking Secrecy Is Over”

Posted by admin on Apr 4, 2022 in Uncategorized, borrowing, g20, offshore, recession, stock market, tax havens, tax rises
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The Era Of Banking Secrecy Is Over. Those words were a part of the G20 communique from London this week. Those words are actually pretty scary.
While it is very reasonable to say that offshore jurisdictions have played their part in the financial crisis - by enabling traders, companies and funds to move money away from [...]

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Notes From Felipe Gonzalez’s Lecture In Brussels

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One of the problems with blogging is the speed at which communications can now be transmitted. I know that this is meant to be the major strength of blogging - but if you happen to busy, it simply makes you look slow!
This time last week I was fortunate enough to attend a one hour lecture [...]

Gordon Brown Visits The European Parliament

Posted by admin on Mar 29, 2022 in borrowing, european parliament, gordon brown, recession, uk economy
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Ok, so the fact that virtually every blog in the UK is now posting the following videos does not make them any less important.
Without trying to get overtly political, there are obvious connections between stock markets, national economies, currency valuations and the policies of the government of the day.
For years, Gordon Brown has [...]

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Why Did Lloyds TSB Buy HBOS?

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The rather unusual news from the UK is that the British government has grabbed control of Lloyds TSB PLC as a part of guaranteeing loans worth £260 billion.
According to a statement from Lloyds TSB, “About 83% of the insured assets were acquired when the bank bought HBOS.” The details, as reported by Bloomberg, can be [...]

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Too Much Borrowed Money - Puerto Rico Is ‘Bust’

Posted by admin on Mar 4, 2022 in borrowing, credit crunch, depression, economy, recession
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It had to happen. Iceland couldn’t be the only government to ‘go under’ during this financial crisis.
This is one of the problems with a global recession, it is very hard to guess what is actually at risk. It could be everything, or it could be nothing.
Either way, the impact of too much borrowed money is [...]

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The American Banking Sector Is On Life Support

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The CNN story here
shows just what a mess the banking sector is in. The sad thing is that the list of 250 banks ‘in trouble’ is only in the USA. When I clicked on the link, I was rather hoping that it was a global list. Perhaps it was less hope and more blind optimism. [...]

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Can The American People See Their Black Hole?

Posted by admin on Feb 26, 2022 in borrowing, depression, recession
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I am starting to wonder if the American government needs a torch. They seem unable to spot the black hole into which they are pouring money. They ought to use a BIG torch!
In the face of enormous competition globally, a slowing market and what appear to be many internal problems, GM keeps losing money. [...]

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