The Good lose out by Justin Urquhart Stewart

What has seemed most unfair has been that those who have correctly “played by the rules” by saving conscientiously, paying down debts and spending reasonably, have been the ones that have suffered the most over the past few years.


When in doubt, we blame the numbers by Justin Urquhart Stewart

After all, statistics can be spun in any way we wish. However, the GDP figures that are so prominently in most economic statements from politicians seem to be one of the least efficient and reliable to be measuring the state of the economy.


Coutts: Spotlight Switzerland

Economic Outlook for Switzerland: the strong Swiss franc makes it increasingly difficult for companies to compete with foreign competitors.


Jobs cull as Europe's banks step up costs battle

European banks have admitted they have a cost problem, and must now show skeptical investors they are doing all they can to lead a profitable life without the crutch of bloated jobs, bonuses and business lines.