The subprime black hole
12th November 2007 by

Black holes are an apparently empty region of space, with the power to destroy anything that comes t...

US autos/housing worsen
9th November 2007 by

1 in every 196 US households was in receipt of a foreclosure filing at the end of September, accordi...

Subprime claims its first casualties
5th November 2007 by

Back at the end of August, I suggested that we had only reached the end of Phase1 of the credit crun...

3 key questions for any Board
1st November 2007 by

What are the key questions that need to be asked when discussing any budget or strategy proposal? I ...

4 risks from the credit crisis
26th October 2007 by

The Bank of England correctly predicted in April this year that the risks associated with US subprim...

Private Equity and the credit crunch
24th October 2007 by

I recently had the opportunity to attend a workshop organised by Pilko & Associates with leadin...

The hurricane touches down
18th September 2007 by

Extraordinary events have taken place in the UK since my posting on Friday: • A bankrun took place...

Northern Rock – subprime contagion spreads
14th September 2007 by

When the US subprime crisis began, we were assured by the ‘experts’ that it was only a small pro...

To cut, or not to cut?
9th September 2007 by

One of the benefits of writing this blog is that it provides the opportunity to research behind the ...

Blackstone moves on China BlueStar
7th September 2007 by

There’s an interesting indication today of the changes taking place in the Chinese economy. Bloomb...

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