The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

Plunging markets reflect ugly political paralysis

August 4, 2011

By Agnes T. Crane
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

U.S. debt downgrade: Who cares?

August 2, 2011

By Laurence Copeland. The opinions expressed are his own.

As I write this blog, it looks as though the U.S. Congress is going to pass a bill raising the debt ceiling and making modest cuts in Federal Government spending over the coming years. Although it is, quite rightly, being presented as a somewhat hollow victory for the forces of reason, there is one extremely puzzling aspect of the crisis.

Another day, another crisis

July 12, 2011

By Laurence Copeland. The opinions expressed are his own.

Here we go again – the same sickening feeling, as stock markets reel amid a flight to “safety”. For months, there have been worries about contagion from the Greek imbroglio, and now the nightmare seems to be coming true, as one after another the weak European economies are put to the sword.

from The Great Debate:

Five ways to correct the Greek debt crisis

By Mohamed El-Erian
May 3, 2011

By Mohamed El-Erian
This piece is the English version of the one that appeared in Handelsblatt. The opinions expressed are his own.

The U.S.’s big, fat political debt problem

April 19, 2011

USA-BUDGET/By Kathleen Brooks

The U.S. has practically zero chance of solving its debt problem in the foreseeable future while politicians line up to contest the 2012 Presidential elections.

What to make of the U.S. resurgence

January 12, 2011

-Kathleen Brooks isUSA-DOLLAR/ research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her 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–

Thank you, Gordon Brown

November 11, 2010

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

EU stress tests: for banks or governments?

July 19, 2010

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