The Great Debate UK

New UK coalition deserves 7 out of 10

By Hugo Dixon
May 13, 2010

– Hugo Dixon is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Are the markets right to fear a hung parliament?

January 18, 2010

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

There is a well-trodden saying that markets hate uncertainty. Elections are inevitably uncertain, so until the votes in the next election are counted we cannot be certain which party will govern the UK.

from UK News:

Too big to fail? Guerrilla central banking and the last resort

November 25, 2009

ukreuterscomDeciding it was safe to come clean because banks are now on a more even keel and the worst of the credit crisis is behind us, the Bank of England has told the nation that at the height of the turmoil it secretly lent Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS a colossal £62 billion, which is more than the entire British defence budget.

Pound’s fall a symptom of crisis, not a problem in itself

January 28, 2009

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–Vincent Cable is Deputy Leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats. He is a former economist who is also the party’s spokesman on economics and finance. The views expressed are his own. –