The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

Contingent capital and the black horse’s head

November 3, 2009

Lloyds seems to be taking a leaf out of Vito Corleone's book: if you need someone to do something that they don't want to, you have to make them an offer they can't refuse. For the mafia boss in The Godfather, that meant decapitating a horse. For Lloyds, the UK bank whose logo is a black horse, it means threatening to cut off interest payments on your own debt.

from Commentaries:

Give your favourite UK NED the nod

September 14, 2009

FILM-OSCARS/Non-executive directors -- particularly at certain British banks -- are not exactly flavour of the month.

Re-entry dilemma for G20 ministers

September 2, 2009

copeland1- 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. -

PIMCO avoids UK, U.S. printing presses

July 20, 2009

REUTERS– Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are her own –

Osborne right on UK debt addiction

July 6, 2009

REUTERS– Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own –

The economy: reasons to be miserable

June 2, 2009

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

A reality check from Standard & Poor’s

May 21, 2009

REUTERS– Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

Lloyds’ Blank cheque

May 18, 2009

REUTERS- Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own –

The causes of the crash

May 15, 2009

philip-boothhighres3- Philip Booth is editorial and programme director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is editor of “Verdict on the Crash,” a new book available from the IEA. His opinions are his own. -