China’s Finance Minister resigns
30th August 2007 by

You may remember that the Chairman of Sinopec, Chen Tonghai, suddenly resigned last June. This promp...

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The end of the prologue
28th August 2007 by

The report in today’s ‘Financial Times’ that Barclays Bank has lost ‘several...

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A tale of two worlds
23rd August 2007 by

It used to be said that ‘if the US sneezes, the rest of the world will catch a cold’. Well, the ...

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£80k Maserati going cheap
22nd August 2007 by

Would you like to buy a nearly-new, limited edition £80k ($160k, €120k) blue Maserati Cambiocorsa...

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Interesting quotes (3)
19th August 2007 by

Some of these quotes just seemed too good to ignore… `I don’t see any impact as yet on the r...

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Thursday’s child has far to go
17th August 2007 by

The past two Thursdays have seen extraordinary things happen in financial markets. Last Thursday, BN...

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Rolling thunder and Penn Square Bank
14th August 2007 by

When I worked with ChemConnect in the halcyon days of the dot-com era in 1999-2000, we had a fantast...

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Interesting Quotes (2)
12th August 2007 by

Credit market problems intensified last week, even though stock markets rallied strongly until Wedne...

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Every mania has its illusion
10th August 2007 by

All the world’s media are now carrying accounts of the ‘liar loans’ and fraud that has accompa...

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Subprime: a many-headed Hydra
10th August 2007 by

Yesterday, the ECB (European Central Bank) provided an unprecedented €95bn into the region’s cre...

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