No reasonable person contests the idea that we should all pay our proper dues. Nevertheless, in a week when it has emerged that HMRC wrote off £10.9 billion last year (with the Treasury expressing ‘some surprise’ according to the Public
Beyond talk at the time from a few consultants that difficulties at the banks would herald in a period of consolidation in Swiss banking, not much thought was given to the wider implications of what was going on at Sarasin and Vontobel.
Oh please stop wringing your hands, politicians, and apparently blaming everyone else except yourselves.
The recent Long-Term Refinancing Operation (LTRO) from the European Central Bank (ECB), which enabled banks to borrow money at 1% for three years, has restored a degree of confidence in markets and boosted risk assets.
George Osborne's efforts last week to try and establish London as the Western centre for the trading of the Chinese currency should be congratulated however, some of the headlines seemed to get a little enthusiastic over something which is going to b
Having dyslexia had a big impact on me socially, and it was a challenge to navigate the academic world. Still, I spent my last two years of high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1990, took a
While the first quarter of 2012 will likely be the weakest for the base metals, prices should improve as the year progresses, the bank added.
But looking ahead to 2012, based upon a number of analysts' projections and two surveys -- one from mining executives and another from coin dealers, the next 12 months should be a strong period for gold, silver and platinum prices.