The Great Debate UK

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.-

Would the euro solve Switzerland’s problems?

April 1, 2011

By Kathleen Brooks. The opinions expressed are her own.

While some market commentators are questioning if the euro zone should even exist, authorities in Switzerland might be looking with envy at the 27-member currency bloc.

from Felix Salmon:

Why Europe’s periphery should restructure their bonds

By Felix Salmon
January 18, 2011

The drumbeat for debt restructurings on Europe's periphery is becoming too loud to ignore. The Economist has now come out strongly in favor; its leader gives the strongest case for biting the bullet now. And Mohamed El-Erian has now officially signed on:

from Felix Salmon:

Restructuring European debt

By Felix Salmon
December 10, 2010

Are we going to see debt defaults in Europe? Yes—and Barry Eichengreen has a positively crystalline explanation why. It's a first-rate example of economic concepts being explained in plain, easy-to-understand English:

from Felix Salmon:

Why European debt defaults are necessary

By Felix Salmon
November 30, 2010

Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs is now going around saying that the eurozone needs "solidarity," and that Germany in particular needs to get with the all-for-one-and-one-for-all program, after getting itself into this mess by encouraging far too many countries to join the euro in the first place. At the same time, the survival of the euro, he says, "requires Germany to be not so noisy and aggressive about how other countries should run their economies."

from James Saft:

Pension savers get the boot

November 30, 2010

From Dublin to Paris to Budapest to inside those brown UPS trucks delivering holiday packages, it has been a tough few weeks for savers and retirees.

Why we have to support Ireland

November 23, 2010

IRELAND-POLITICS/– 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.–

What is the extent of Ireland’s crisis?

By Guest Contributor
October 1, 2010

- Kathleen Brooks is research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own. -