The Great Debate UK

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. -

from Felix Salmon:

The European crisis gets quietly worse

By Felix Salmon
September 28, 2010

Edward Hugh has a must-read overview of the euro crisis as it stands right now: not nearly as panicked as when everybody was concentrated on Greece back in May, yet in many ways worse than that.

from Felix Salmon:

Why Ireland is bailing out foreign banks

By Felix Salmon
September 27, 2010

Robert Peston has a theory for why Ireland can't bail in the sophisticated institutions which lent untold billions to the country's beleaguered banks:

from Felix Salmon:

When secret meetings are boring and useless

By Felix Salmon
September 27, 2010

The WSJ has a great little story proving once and for all that just because something is secret doesn't mean it's interesting. Apparently, for a year or so, a "secret task force" met at ungodly hours on the sidelines of various euro-events in cities like Brussels and Luxembourg. Its members were hand-picked, its task momentous: to come up with a plan should a eurozone country enter a crisis and threaten the currency union.

“Impossible” balancing act to perform with stress tests

July 23, 2010

-Tiffany Burk is the European Market Analyst at Travelex Global Business Payments. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from Global Investing:

What fund managers think

June 16, 2010

Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's monthly poll of around 200 fund managers had a few nuggets in the June version, aside from the usual mood-taking.

False dawn or risk recovery?

June 15, 2010

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