The latest unemployment figures from Spain must send a shock through the powers that be in most major economies.
The latest numbers show that unemployment is up again in Spain. It has now breached 17%. Thats right, 17%. The BBC reports on it here.
To be fair, Spain has a seasonal economy because of the huge numbers [...]
News travelling around the office of this author is that a business trip is in order. After the successes of being involved in interviewing Paul Krugman and at the European Business Summit, it looks as though I will be dispatched to Lisbon in June for an event.
In truth, I am still rather unclear about the [...]
Last week I was able to sit in on a meeting with a couple of highly placed European Commission officials. We were discussing what will soon become known as the SBA – the Small Business Act. 2009 will be a year of many events and publicity for this new piece of EU legislation.
Now I realise [...]
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 [...]
Yours truly attended the European Business Summit (EBS) last week in Brussels. The themes of the 2 day business gathering revolved around the heightened need for environmental care in business and government.
The EBS event gets some very high-profile politicians and business folk. This year they included the top-man at the European Commission, Barroso, and President [...]