Category Archives: Investing
Why it should be the Bank of England and not the European Central Bank that is expected to raise interest-rates today
Having taken a few days off I expected to return to what I call central bank in Europe day as both the Bank of England and European Central Bank have policy meetings. If you looked at the inflation rates in each … Read More
Are They Different From the Rest of Us? The rich, the super-rich and the merely rich around the globe are getting richer. A report in The New York Times confirms what we already know, but it also tells us something … Read More
I am away for a few days hopefully enjoying the weather etc. around Lake Como in Northern Italy and also doing my little bit to help their economy! I will be back in time to resume normal service on Thursday … Read More
In spite of being in a building surrounded by protesters the Greek parliament voted yesterday to approve the current governments mid-term fiscal programme. This is not quite the end of the matter as there is a vote today on the … Read More
Today is something of a crunch day for Greece as this afternoon her parliament will vote on her latest austerity package. This comprises some 28 billion Euros of austerity over the next four years combined with 50 billion Euros of privatisations … Read More
Whilst at GAIM, the largest hedge fund conference in Europe, it was hard to ignore both the issues the hedge fund industry face and the opportunities from which they can profit. So how can you, as an investor, handle hedge … Read More
Today is yet another day when the focus of international markets will turn towards Greece with two main events likely to compete for attention. The first is the beginning of the parliamentary debate on her new 28 billion austerity programme which culminates in … Read More
One of the features of the latter period of 2010 and the early to mid-part of 2011 was increases in commodity and oil prices which impacted on world inflation and in particular on countries like the UK which already had … Read More
The US unemployment sitution continues to worsen and why did the IEA release some of its oil reserves?
Yesterday turned into quite a day as matters which were expected such as more debate/discussion on Greece and the latest weekly initial jobless claims figures from the United States found that yet again they were in a mix with the … Read More
By talking of more Quantitative Easing is the Bank of England trying to weaken the pounds exchange-rate?
Whilst there was always going to be some interest in developments in Greece due to the unstable situation there yesterday attention was then likely to move onto the world of central banking and in particular the Bank of England and … Read More