Testosterone, rather than neurons, may push male egos into ever-more-complex speculative bets, a gambling binge made possible by advanced technology, mathematical techniques, and globalization.
By my calculations, the next one will be due in 2014 – indeed, you are strongly advised to set your Swiss watch by it.
HSBC lifted its 2012 gold price forecast to $2,025 an ounce from $1,625 previously, while GFMS said it could “easily” see gold spiking through $2,000 an ounce by the end of this year.
The author of Extreme Money, Satyajit Das, says that governments are fixated on economic growth strategies to get out of the sovereign debt mess they are in. But he says they don't appear to have considered what will happen if growth does not recover
As usual, the recent Jersey Finance visit to Hong Kong and China was an organised frenzy of meetings, events, breakneck travel and careful diplomacy.
The Bahamas, while only 38-years-old as an independent country, is rich in history with the oldest democracy and one of the longest established international financial services sector in the region.
While it is good to see evidence that HMRC is beginning to stabilise the administration of PAYE, it is clear that more work needs to be done on the way HMRC uses its powers to resolve disputes in the HMRC Corporate Programme.
"No credit event, no selective default, no default." -Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, 7 July 2011.