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Tag Archives: UK

The new London Budget – Cable turns up the volume | Advantage 'zyaada'

Cider is cheaper, so is Osborne’s London While the Debt is supposed to go down by ten times, south from 10% of GDP, Corp Tax is down to 24% and … Continue reading

June 22, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Office of fair trading strikes in the money | Advantage zyaada

The English psychology of trying for second place (mistakenly read as the Hindu rate of growth in our part of the Commonwealth)     The European markets have in general … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · 1 Comment

From the 'deux la machina' to the Elephant | Advantage 'zyaada'

The Euro hasn’t really moved in ten years Unfortunately, just when the Lib Dems finally joined the government in the UK, the Euro almost seems ready to be consigned to … Continue reading

May 17, 2010 · 2 Comments

Rating agencies to be investigated? | Advantage zyaada

Tradin gprofits and their consistency made one helluva masquerade on wall street press yesterday…First NY Times dot Com updated how the rich Goldman Sachs was in trouble for being the … Continue reading

May 13, 2010 · 1 Comment

Greece’s Legacy for the Euro | Advantage zyaada

The Greek and Portugal national default, as likely and now also triggered by the newly driven down debt ratings, have been coming for some time. ECB, Germany ( Eur 35 … Continue reading

April 29, 2010

UK's getting some new banks | Advantage Banking

Santander was planning an IPO in London in February even as Northern Rock proved to the world it could score profits. Its restructured GBP 20 bn retail bank and the … Continue reading

March 11, 2010

The aftermath of the bailout | Advantage Banking

This is an undesigned prequel to the Bonus debate, as I was about to priorities the next paper between the TBTF Umbrella from Basel to Volcker and the post bailout … Continue reading

February 4, 2010

London, London

The next few establish London’s faults for those who need to absorb the smells of the city, [ and are optional to dramatised, televised or reproduced versions of this blog’s … Continue reading

January 12, 2010 · 2 Comments

Jamie Dimon, J P Morgan and Cazenove

Too Big to Fail When this Facebook movie guy wrote this book and I started looking forward to his dealbook blog in the other direction in June 2008, I was … Continue reading

January 12, 2010

Stimulus costs become apparent

The chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, announced a one-time tax on bank bonuses Wednesday, part of the government’s effort to shore up the still-weak British economy. Banks will be … Continue reading

December 10, 2009