The Great Debate UK

from The Great Debate:

Time to stand up to the banking lobby

July 15, 2009

Christopher Swann-- Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

The crusading spirit that at one stage threatened to lead to the nationalization of U.S. banks and the downfall of their top executives now seems like ancient history.

from The Great Debate:

Stress test the consumer

July 6, 2009

Christopher Swann-- Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

People can be divided into three classes, it has been said: the haves, the have-nots and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves. The prevalence of the third category may be the biggest single source of vulnerability for the U.S. recovery.

from The Great Debate:

Learning to love falling house prices

June 18, 2009

Christopher Swann-- Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Optimism has been all but extinguished from the U.S. housing market.

The number of Americans lining up for new home loans is shrinking again, according to Wednesday's release from the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the best that can be said of homebuilding is that it has stabilized at almost 80 percent below its peak.

from The Great Debate:

The Fed needs to get its wallet out

June 12, 2009

Christopher Swann-- Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

The Federal Reserve is putting on a brave face about the rise in Treasury yields.