Public Sector Debt And The Everlasting Recession

Back at the end of July 2009, your author wrote a post titled: ” 2016: The End Of This Recession? “. At the time I felt a little bonkers, it was the out-loud musings of an amateur economist and nothing more. But the tide of economic thought seems to be moving in this direction… In […]

No ‘Green Shoots’ Of Recovery In A Desert

Posted by admin on November 30, 2009 in borrowing, credit crunch, depression, recession | Short Link
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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 […]

The United Kingdom: A Land Of Confusion

Posted by admin on October 24, 2009 in borrowing, depression, public borrowing, recession | Short Link
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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 […]

2016: The End Of This Recession?

Posted by admin on July 30, 2009 in borrowing, depression, recession | Short Link
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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”

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 […]

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Notes From Felipe Gonzalez’s Lecture In Brussels

Posted by admin on March 31, 2009 in borrowing, credit crunch, economy, eu economy, european economy, european union, felipe gonzalez, public borrowing | Short Link
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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 […]

Gordon Brown Visits The European Parliament

Posted by admin on March 29, 2009 in borrowing, european parliament, gordon brown, recession, uk economy | Short Link
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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?

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 […]

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Too Much Borrowed Money – Puerto Rico Is ‘Bust’

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 […]

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The American Banking Sector Is On Life Support

Posted by admin on February 27, 2009 in borrowing, credit crunch, depression, economy, finances, recession, stock market crash | Short Link
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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 […]

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