The Great Debate UK

Crisis, what crisis?

By Hugo Dixon
April 16, 2010

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

UK election boils down to one issue for markets

April 15, 2010

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Three big myths about public sector cost-cutting

By Andrew Wileman
April 13, 2010

Wileman- Andrew Wileman is a independent business consultant and writer, most recently writing about cost management in the private and public sectors in “Driving Down Cost” (Brealey Publishing). The opinions expressed are his own. –

from Global News Journal:

If Greece’s debt dam breaks, who gets wet?

April 13, 2010

The 16 countries that share the euro single currency have agreed they will help Greece out if it needs. So far so good. But only now is the nitty-gritty of how member states will go about paying for their contributions being hammered out. And suddenly things are getting a little complicated.

2010 Budget: Time to face the music

March 22, 2010

EdwardCroft- Edward Croft is CEO of Stockopedia, a UK-based website which aggregates research, commentary and analysis for investors and offers social networking opportunities. The opinions expressed are his own. He will participate in a Reuters Budget live blog at noon GMT on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Please tune in and join the discussion. -

The phoney budget

March 17, 2010

Thomas StoryThomas Story is tax director at BDO. He will participate in a Reuters Budget live blog at noon GMT on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Please tune in and join the discussion.-

Budget 2010: How to thaw the economy

March 16, 2010

Anthony_Evans- Anthony J. Evans is assistant professor at ESCP Europe Business School. He will participate in a Reuters Budget live blog at noon GMT on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Please tune in and join the discussion.-

from Breakingviews:

Currency buyers suffer from King Lear’s problem

By Edward Hadas
March 1, 2010

Currency buyers are suffering from King Lear's dilemma. Shakespeare's monarch could not decide which of his two ungrateful daughters was less awful. What looked like a bad deal from one, permission to stay with 50 knights, suddenly seemed attractive when her sister's alternative was a mere 25.

from MacroScope:

Britain heading for rude awakening?

January 20, 2010

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There is a divisive election ahead for Britain, the threat of a ratings downgrade on its sovereign debt and a deficit that has ballooned into the largest by percentage of any major economy.  UK stocks, bonds and sterling, however, are trundling along as if all were well. What gives?

A year of austerity looms in 2010

December 23, 2009

david-kuo_motley-foolthumbnail-David Kuo is director at the Motley Fool. The opinions expressed are his own.-

If you thought 2009 was as bad as things will get, then think again: 2010 could be worse. It is likely to be a year of enforced austerity with both the government and households making obligatory cuts to their budgets.