The Great Debate UK

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.–

from Felix Salmon:

Greece: The bull case

By Felix Salmon
September 1, 2010

Back in April, I noted with respect to Greece that "the bear case is terrifying, and the bull case is very hard to articulate". So it's extremely useful to have a clearly-articulated paper from the IMF, entitled "Default in Today’s Advanced Economies: Unnecessary, Undesirable, and Unlikely", which puts the bull case much more vividly than I've seen it before.

Not much stress, not much test

July 26, 2010

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

from MacroScope:

It’s all Germany’s fault

July 20, 2010

It is fairly commonplace at the moment for U.S. and UK financial analysts -- what continental Europeans call the Anglo-Saxons -- to predict the collapse of the euro zone,  a project they were mostly sceptical about in the first place.  MacroScope touched on this on two occasions in March.

from MacroScope:

Should central banks now sell gold?

July 5, 2010

Central banks in debt-strapped countries have a golden opportunity ahead of them, if you will excuse the pun, to help their countries' finances by selling their yellow metal holdings.

Sovereign default risk, fact or fiction?

May 14, 2010

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

You could not make this stuff up

May 12, 2010

-David Kuo is director at the financial website The Motley Fool. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Risk aversion comes screaming back

May 7, 2010

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

Eerie calm before Britain’s election

May 5, 2010

– James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

To look at sterling and gilts, you would hardly know that Britain is sailing into a general election which will likely deliver a weaker government with a diminished ability, if not will, to grapple with high debts, an uncertain role in the global economy and an aging population.

Financial Crisis Part II

April 29, 2010

- 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. -