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...

The end of the prologue
28th August 2007 by

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

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 ...

£80k Maserati going cheap
22nd August 2007 by

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

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...

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...

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...

Interesting Quotes (2)
12th August 2007 by

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

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...

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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