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.


China: For Many Expats, It's Not Worth It

“Don’t you think,” asked Kitto in the August edition of Britain’s Prospect, “with all the growth and infrastructure, the material wealth, let alone saving the world like some kind of financial whiz James Bond, that China woul


Sir Mervyn King: several banks involved in Libor

In his first live TV interview the Governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King tells Jon Snow several banks have been involved in the Libor rates scandal and that he did not fire Barclays boss Bob Diamond. .


Swiss bankers aren’t famous for their sense of humour.

So it will come as no surprise that the Gnomes of Zurich were serious when they recently sent a questionnaire to 22 of the richest crooks and liars in Russia, asking them for their assessment of the prospects for Russian wealth management — and prin