The ageing population bomb

6:24 a.m. Tue 02 Mar 2010

Another (economically) scary graph on the ageing population. This time from The Economist. It is not just the low birth …

Sterling crisis “claptrap”

5:01 a.m. Tue 02 Mar 2010

FT Alphaville had a great quote from HSBC FX Research on the supposed prospects for a “crisis” (i.e. a …

House prices down, trend uncertain

7:57 a.m. Sun 28 Feb 2010

Nationwide’s atest house price survey shows house prices fell % in February compared with January, but this large drop is …

Shadow MPC “hold rates”

7:26 a.m. Sun 28 Feb 2010

The Institute of Economic Affairs’ Shadow MPC latest meeting produced a 6 to 3 vote in favour of holding rates …

Warren Buffet on housing, acquisition and more

7:16 a.m. Sun 28 Feb 2010

The latest Berkshire Hathaway investment letter has Buffet’s usual thought provoking and fun comments on everything from house prices …

A good recession for capitalists

6:50 a.m. Sun 28 Feb 2010

Profits have done comparatively well this recession, which is good news for investors and other business owners. Stumbling and Mumbling …

Europe’s new population bomb

6:22 a.m. Sun 28 Feb 2010

The threat of a lack of population is becoming as scary as the threat of too much. The term “population …

The impact of rising commodity prices

5:04 p.m. Tue 23 Feb 2010

Henderson New Star’s Money Moves Markets blog has some graphs and numbers on the large (20%) expected increase in …

What is the point of multi-manager funds?

9:19 a.m. Tue 23 Feb 2010

Fund Strategy blog has a post that underlines the pointlessness of mult-manager funds The problem is that changes in managers …

Gold and the Euro

8:16 a.m. Mon 22 Feb 2010

AdvisorAnalyst has an interesting post on the relationship between gold, the dollar and (more recently) the euro. The article concentrates …

Moodys reviews Greek bond ratings

8:02 a.m. Sat 20 Feb 2010

Moodys has placed a number of Greek government securities on downgrade review, in an announcement quoted by FT Alphaville. Moodys …

The Falklands oil companies

7:30 a.m. Fri 19 Feb 2010

Oil-price.net’s article on Falklands oil has a list of the companies involved in exploration, as well as analysis …

Whats wrong with the Tobin Tax

1:54 p.m. Wed 17 Feb 2010

The proposed .05% tax (a Tobin tax, although sometimes referred to as a Robin Hood tax) is generally very poorly …

Worst January sales growth in 15 years

7:59 a.m. Wed 17 Feb 2010

The KPMG retail monitor downloadable here reports the “worst January sales growth in 15 years”, continuing the bad flow of …

Euro area 2010 growth of 1% expected

7:46 a.m. Wed 17 Feb 2010

The Euro area’s expected GDP growth is just 1% for the current year, according to a statement made by …

Barclays full year results

11:09 a.m. Tue 16 Feb 2010

Barclays is up over 17% so far this morning on full year results that were much better than expected. The …

UK inflation numbers

10:44 a.m. Tue 16 Feb 2010

The ONS released consumer and producer price indices for January today, showing a rise in the rate of inflation, confirmed …

IPO market decline

9:56 a.m. Mon 15 Feb 2010

Interactive Investor reports that the IPO market is not entirely dead, although it does appear to be very slow following …

ICAP confirms may sell/close businesses

9:51 a.m. Mon 15 Feb 2010

ICAP has confirmed that it is performing a “strategic review” of some of its businesses: in other words it is …

Greek government off-balance sheet debt

9:15 a.m. Mon 15 Feb 2010

The New York Times has revealed Greece’s use of off balance sheet debt, but misses an important implication in …

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