The Great Debate

Why final salary schemes are bad for you

June 3, 2009

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Don’t buy this index-linked debt

June 3, 2009

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from The Great Debate UK:

A reality check from Standard & Poor’s

May 21, 2009

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Standard & Poor's could have chosen a better day to kick the British economy, by placing the UK onto "negative outlook", the usual precursor to a downgrade of S&P's rating of an issuer's debt.

from The Great Debate UK:

Labour hits the right nuclear button

April 30, 2009

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Here's a novelty -- an awkward process that this British government has actually got right. Labour has played a fine game of grandmother's footsteps in its realization of the inevitability of new nuclear power stations, and this week has clinched the sale of two sites for them.

from The Great Debate UK:

Don’t say aye, aye to 3i

April 30, 2009

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It's hardly surprising that the shareholders in 3i, the listed private equity group, are deeply unhappy at the prospect of having to return 700 million pounds of the 1.75 billion pounds of capital they have received from the company in recent years.