Finance

Finance - Comment

In Roman mythology, Janus looked both ways: one of his faces, often bearded, looked to the past and the other, sometimes shaved, looked to the future. But, while such tales make inspiring reading for classicists, they were meant as allegories, not as blueprints for governing.

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Finance - Financial Crisis

A draft version of the Troika report obtained by Spiegel magazine said EMU governments and the European Central Bank must ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Every big financial crisis has its own defining characteristics, but both in origin and consequence, such implosions tend to be ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

BNM Mare Nostrum, and other mid-tier "Group 2" banks such as Popular, Caja 3, and Liberbank, have little chance of ...

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Finance - Economics

The spirit of Joseph Goebbels is alive and well. That was my reaction when I heard a Government spokesmen welcoming ...

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Finance - Comment

Remarkably, as the clamour for wealth taxes demonstrates, the thinker who has re-emerged, yet again, as the guru of the ...

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Finance - Comment

He was exaggerating, but only slightly: the past two-and-a-half years have been bitterly disappointing for anybody hoping for a supply-side ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

The country's exports plunged 10.3pc in September from a year ago, dimming hopes of rapid recovery in the Far East. ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Few problems in economics are genuinely new. Virtually every scenario you care to think of has been played out before ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Finance minister Yannis Stournaras said public debt will reach 189pc of GDP, far higher than estimates of 179pc published just ...

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Finance - Comment

A lifetime’s study of the Great Depression has convinced Ben Bernanke of the need for monetary policy at times of ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

The Dutch economy shrank by 1.1pc in the third quarter amid a deep housing slump, and even Austria has begun ...

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Finance - Economics

It is worth bearing this observation in mind when analysing the apparent catastrophe of a further spike in food and ...

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Finance - Comment

Nothing can happen until Spain and then Italy request a rescue from the EU bail-out funds (EFSF/ESM), and sign away ...

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Finance - Comment

There were some better ideas on the economy, the most encouraging being George Osborne's announcement of a generous tax regime ...

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Finance - Comment

Writing in his 1966 classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, a novel which makes more sense than many an ...

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Finance - Economics

In a stark warning to the Government that any economic union as a result of the eurozone crisis could have ...

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Finance - Comment

Nobody pretends that hiking these taxes means “ordinary people” will have less tax to pay. But most folk still believe ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Markit’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for French manufacturing remained stuck in slump in November at 44.5 and is now the ...

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Finance - Comment

On the eve of last weekend’s IMF meeting in Washington, David Cameron was waxing lyrical on the need to boost ...

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