The Great Debate UK

Who’s to blame for market glitches?

By Guest Contributor
August 30, 2013

–Tanuja Randery is the CEO of trading services firm MarketPrizm. The opinions expressed are her own.–

Why is the West bankrupt?

August 8, 2011

By Laurence Copeland. The opinions expressed are his own.

The UK, USA, the PIIGS (Ireland and Italy are together in the same stye), France is in poor fiscal shape  – OK, Germany is ostensibly living within its means, but it looks a lot less solvent when you remember that it has underwritten the rest of the euro zone (in large part, to protect its own irresponsible banks). In any case, as I have argued in previous blogs, this or a future German Government is likely to cave in to the pressure from its own electorate and from inflationist economists at home and abroad to join the party and spend, spend, spend. Only Australia and Canada, riding high on the commodities price boom, and a handful of small countries, look stable.

from Felix Salmon:

What does the stock sell-off mean?

By Felix Salmon
August 4, 2011

At 8:30 tomorrow morning, the July jobs report will come out, and it's almost certainly going to be pretty miserable, with headline employment growth of maybe 100,000 new jobs, significantly less than needed just to keep up with population growth. The jobs report is rightly renowned as the most market-moving of all economic indicators, and so market action in the immediate wake of its release is closely watched.

from FaithWorld:

Pope slams selfish food speculators, urges curbs on world commodity markets

July 1, 2011

(Traders in the Corn options pit at the CME Group signal orders shortly before the closing bell in Chicago, February 11, 2011/Frank Polich )

from Felix Salmon:

Why market aftershocks will continue

By Felix Salmon
March 15, 2011

Neil Hume asks whether the stock-market plunge in Japan is an "overreaction," as markets around the world are exhibiting enormous volatility and uncertainty for obvious reasons.

Is the currency war over?

November 1, 2010

The communiqué from last week’s IMF G20 finance minister’s meeting was the first step in trying to resolve the so-called global currency war. The ministers released a joint statement on October 23 which pledged that all countries would “move towards more market determined exchange rate systems that reflect underlying economic fundamentals and refrain from competitive devaluation of currencies.”

Bank of England Inflation report offers markets a reality check

August 11, 2010

-Mark Bolsom is Head of the UK Trading Desk at Travelex Global Business Payments. The opinions expressed are his own.-

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.-

Risk aversion comes screaming back

May 7, 2010

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

A hung parliament offers sterling little comfort

May 7, 2010

-Mark Bolsom is head of the UK Trading Desk at Travelex, the world’s largest non-bank FX payments specialist. The opinions expressed are his own.-