The Great Debate UK

from The Great Debate:

A painful holiday’s end for Europe

August 24, 2010

Europe's long summer holiday still has a week to run but this year's reentry will bring with it evidence that very little progress has been made on the issues that threaten to rend the currency union and upend the global economy.

from UK News:

Satisfied bank customer?

August 3, 2010
Unicorn

We're wondering who is.

We see bailed-out banks returning to profit at the same time as headlines about others still refusing to lend. The personal finance pages are bristling with stories about mortgage famine . Big businesses may have been overcharged for banks' services in raising new equity capital;  lending to smaller businesses is down, and the interest offered on savings is so derisory, would-be savers are being pushed into taking more risk to try to preserve their capital.

Post stress tests: lending conditions likely to remain tough

July 26, 2010

SnipImage-Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Not much stress, not much test

July 26, 2010

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

from Breakingviews:

What’s your bonus really worth?

By Hugo Dixon
July 1, 2010

By Hugo Dixon and George Hay

What's a bonus really worth? Under new European rules, bankers will see part of their bonuses retained, another chunk deferred and some may also be clawed back. The present value of a $1 million bonus could be cut to less than $800,000, according to Reuters Breakingviews calculations.

Osborne unveils a momentous project

June 22, 2010

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

Banks, borrowing, bonds and Britain’s budget

June 21, 2010

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-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. Join Reuters for a live discussion with guests as UK Chancellor George Osborne makes  an emergency budget statement at 12:30 p.m. British time on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.-

Breaking up banks is no silver bullet

By Hugo Dixon
May 4, 2010

– Hugo Dixon is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

UK should resist temptation to dump bank stakes

April 28, 2010

– George Hay is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Tight UK election is bad news for bankers

April 21, 2010

– Peter Thal Larsen is aBRITAIN/ Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –