Faisal Islam guides you through the world of finance and money in language which makes sense.
If in doubt hark back to Vladmir Putin’s PHd thesis; “The Strategic Planning of of Regional Resources Under the Formation of Market Relations,” was the title of his doctorate at the St Petersburg Mining Institute, and it formalised his two-decade long strategy to form national champions to deploy Russia’s hydrocarbon resources.
That is what we are seeing now, a carefully calibrated judgement that Europe does not care sufficiently about a Black Sea peninsula to endanger German industry (with an energy embargo) or the UK City (with an asset freeze). It was however, very telling that US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday pointed to the rouble falling.
Centrica Chief Executive Sam Laidlaw told Channel 4 News such pressure is undermining investor confidence and means vitally needed new power stations may not be built.
On any measure, having to abandon your much-hyped new policy innovation after just six months, is embarrassing – the rock star central banker seems out of tune.
Mark Carney diplomatically warns Scotland that independence could come at a heavy price – like the ones paid by Ireland, Iceland, Cyprus and Spain.
If you believe that the government’s policies contributed to further imbalances, it might appear a little cheeky to argue: “Vote for me and I will rebalance the economy I further
There are many on my Twitter stream who find it grotesque that the supposed “masters of the universe” who failed to create a safe financial world order are still on top.
Davos Man is trying to put behind him some six years of financial fear. Doom Davos and Deleveraging Davos have been replaced by Dealmaking Davos. The dust is settling.
If you are part of the army of people condemning Benefits Street without watching it, here are 10 things that you missed and four million people saw.
As the battle builds between supporters of an expansion of Heathrow and those who want a “Boris Island” in the Thames Estuary, Gatwick’s expansion plans have been largely
A green field in Northern Hertfordshire – a beautiful rural scene straight out of EM Forster? Or would it be made more beautiful by thousands of smiling happy families in shiny new homes?