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February 25th, 2010

The quarterly reporting season for the world’s economies is underway and those countries that have released fourth-quarter GDP figures so far have conformed to the Emerging Asia/US strong growth and Europe/UK/Japan more sluggish recovery profiles. As ever, the first to … Continued

time for some pespective

February 24th, 2010

The recently published Barclays Equity Gilt 2010 study seemed to turn everything we know about risk on its head. In revealing the 10-year real – that is, inflation-adjusted – return from various different asset classes, it showed equities have dipped … Continued

Growth – but not at any cost

February 18th, 2010

Last week’s eurozone growth statistics showed much of the continent remains mired in recession. Germany, having emerged from the downturn, now seems to be sliding back, showing no growth in the last three months of 2009. Elsewhere, the UK is … Continued

The Robin Hood Tax

February 10th, 2010

A tiny tax on bankers that would give billions to tackle poverty and climate change, here and abroad. It sounds complicated, but actually it isn’t. A tiny tax on bankers has the power to raise hundreds of billions every year … Continued

Greece is the word

February 8th, 2010

Markets were in retreat last week after a raft of uncomfortable economic news. The biggest issue was Greece’s potential default on its sovereign debt, but US jobless claims and the end of quantitative easing in the UK also played their … Continued

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