The Great Debate UK

All different, all ugly in their own way

May 4, 2011

By Laurence Copeland

Oh no! Sluggish growth, a declining population, earthquake and tsunami…. and now this: “Dating Agency Downgrades Japan” screams the FT front page.

The death of the euro is greatly exaggerated

April 8, 2011

-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own.-

China – accidental imperialist

April 8, 2011

-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Permanent revolution trains kids for unemployment

March 10, 2011

BRITAIN-ELECTION/By Laurence Copeland. The opinions expressed are his own.

I am unsure about Britain’s education system. Most of the time, I think it is a matter of one step forward, two steps back – but then there are times when I wonder about the forward step.

Don’t blame politicians for pragmatic foreign ties

February 28, 2011

LIBYA

By Laurence Copeland

There are times when even a cynic like me has to feel some sympathy for politicians. Take the case of Libya, for example. Over the forty years of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, relations between Britain (and our Western allies) and Libya have varied from lukewarm to cold and back to lukewarm again.

UK deficit cutting – lessons for the US

February 15, 2011

USA-BUDGET/The news that China is engaged in talks over the building of a rival to the Panama Canal ought to set alarm bells ringing in Washington – and not just because of its obvious geopolitical implications. It is yet another sign that the Chinese have finally woken up to the fact that relending their hoard of dollars straight back to the USA is not a very smart policy, at least not as long as the Federal Government carries on spraying out greenbacks like a tipsy GI on furlough, and without Chinese support, the outlook for the Treasury bond market looks threatening.

Interest rate decision day: no news is bad news

February 11, 2011

-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Are interest rates set to rise?

February 8, 2011

USA/Whenever he approaches a bend, an F1 driver has to make a fine judgment: brake too soon and he loses vital momentum, too late and he risks losing control altogether, with possibly fatal consequences.

Bank bonus season again

January 12, 2011

–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School . The opinions expressed are his own–

History, bunk and the bond market

December 30, 2010

–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School . The opinions expressed are his own–