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 [...]

The Real Cost Of The Bailout?

Posted by admin on Sep 11, 2021 in credit crunch, recession, uk economy
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The BBC website has a 7 slide show relating to the costs of the bailout worldwide. If you are either:
a) interested in finance
b) wondering what the real cost of the bailouts are
or,
c) from the UK
be sure to spend 30 seconds of your day taking a look. See the slides here.
For months, the British public [...]

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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. [...]

Lithuania Slumps

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This blog recently highlighted the trouble being faced by Latvia in this economic crisis. We all knew that Latvia was not the only country suffering and not the only Baltic country suffering. But todays news suggests that Lithuania is in even deeper trouble.
Poor Lithuania…
This story explains that the Lithuanian economy has falled by a thumping [...]

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Do European Governments Care About Innovation?

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Your author has just returned from a trip to Lisbon, Portugal, to attend the Eureka Innovation Days event. I was invited as part of a media partnership with my employer. We were there to interview a range of participants which would then be used as the basis for both blog posts and more ‘traditional’ online [...]

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Is Latvia Heading For Shock Therapy?

Posted by admin on Jun 11, 2021 in depression, eu economy, european economy, european politics, recession
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Today’s European Voice (11/06/09) had a story suggesting that Latvia is in for shock therapy. This did not seem to be as seriously regarded in the paper as might be justified.
In 2007, Canadian journalist Naomi Klein published “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism”. In this extraordinary book, Klein argues that the influence of [...]

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The Lisbon Interview Of Barroso Is Looking More Likely…

Posted by admin on May 9, 2022 in eu economy, european commission, european union, recession
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In a recent post I asked, with my tongue firmly in my cheek, whether Mr Barroso, President of the European Commission would get the honour of meeting me. Well here we are on a lovely Schuman day in Brussels and it seems ever more likely that he will get that honour after all.
Of course, for [...]

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“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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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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