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Davos never forecast this lot

In 2006, I was honoured to be invited to join a project looking at scenarios for the financial markets, as an advisor to the World Economic Forum.  The first call I had with the project leaders, they asked me what concerned me most about banking? I spent most of the time talking about concerns around…

Davos never forecast this lot

In 2006, I was honoured to be invited to join a project looking at scenarios for the financial markets, as an advisor to the World Economic Forum.  The first call I had with the project leaders, they asked me what concerned me most about banking? I spent most of the time talking about concerns around…

Why the UK government cannot nationalise

I wrote the last piece about nationalisation, because I was reflecting upon the challenges involved in the banking sector right now. The bottom-line is that shareholder confidence has disappeared in the sector, especially in the UK.   For example, on 12th December I put a chart together for one article as follows:                      Share Price                                       …

Why the UK government cannot nationalise

I wrote the last piece about nationalisation, because I was reflecting upon the challenges involved in the banking sector right now. The bottom-line is that shareholder confidence has disappeared in the sector, especially in the UK.   For example, on 12th December I put a chart together for one article as follows:                      Share Price                                       …

Why the UK government cannot nationalise

I wrote the last piece about nationalisation, because I was reflecting upon the challenges involved in the banking sector right now. The bottom-line is that shareholder confidence has disappeared in the sector, especially in the UK.   For example, on 12th December I put a chart together for one article as follows:                      Share Price                                       …

Why the UK government cannot nationalise

I wrote the last piece about nationalisation, because I was reflecting upon the challenges involved in the banking sector right now. The bottom-line is that shareholder confidence has disappeared in the sector, especially in the UK.   For example, on 12th December I put a chart together for one article as follows:                      Share Price                                       …

The pro’s and con’s of bank nationalisation

For the past year, we have watched financial institutions regularly being nationalised, part nationalised or effectively nationalised in all but name. We happily accept that this is right, as banks are ‘too big to fail’. But is it right? Is nationalisation a good or a bad thing? Most folks who grew up under Margaret Thatcher,…

Why banking will be free (Part 1)

Some people cannot understand why I blog everyday and so frequently, especially as it's free.  They actually think I should charge something for this stuff! Sure, it would be nice, but I learned a long time ago that being free is far more effective than charging for everything.  In particular, I spent some time with…

Why banking will be free (Part 1)

Some people cannot understand why I blog everyday and so frequently, especially as it's free.  They actually think I should charge something for this stuff! Sure, it would be nice, but I learned a long time ago that being free is far more effective than charging for everything.  In particular, I spent some time with…

Why banking will be free (Part 1)

Some people cannot understand why I blog everyday and so frequently, especially as it's free.  They actually think I should charge something for this stuff! Sure, it would be nice, but I learned a long time ago that being free is far more effective than charging for everything.  In particular, I spent some time with…

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