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How to steal your identity

I’ve blogged a few times about identity theft and its issues, but it only came home to me how easy such theft can be last week.  My challenge was related to my ageing in-laws who needed to close down a remortgage with their bank but, …

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Business Journalism

In the taxi on the way home last night after (another) too long day in the office I was listening to a re-broadcast of what sounded like a BBC program on the current market conditions. I was very pleasantly surprised to hear it actually making …

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Politician’s Economic Populism

All political campaigns generate their own examples of economic idiocy and this one in Australia has been no exception. Listening to the radio this morning, though, reminded me of this. I thought I was listening to some hick economic populist – then I realised it …

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Politician’s Economic Populism

All political campaigns generate their own examples of economic idiocy and this one in Australia has been no exception. Listening to the radio this morning, though, reminded me of this. I thought I was listening to some hick economic populist – then I realised it …

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Politician’s Economic Populism

All political campaigns generate their own examples of economic idiocy and this one in Australia has been no exception. Listening to the radio this morning, though, reminded me of this. I thought I was listening to some hick economic populist – then I realised it …

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Politician’s Economic Populism

All political campaigns generate their own examples of economic idiocy and this one in Australia has been no exception. Listening to the radio this morning, though, reminded me of this. I thought I was listening to some hick economic populist – then I realised it …

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MiFID week is finally here

There’s lots being written on MiFID this week as it’s MiFID implementation week – hurrah! – so I thought I’d try to summarise some of the key things being reported during the week.  Today, I thought it worth a very brief recap of the key …

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MiFID week is finally here

There’s lots being written on MiFID this week as it’s MiFID implementation week – hurrah! – so I thought I’d try to summarise some of the key things being reported during the week.  Today, I thought it worth a very brief recap of the key …

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MiFID week is finally here

There’s lots being written on MiFID this week as it’s MiFID implementation week – hurrah! – so I thought I’d try to summarise some of the key things being reported during the week.  Today, I thought it worth a very brief recap of the key …

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A banker’s favourite smell is …

Interesting supplement in today’s Times newspaper on careers with an 8-page supplement on careers in Banking.   A few choice quotes: “Confidence in the world’s financial markets is shaky” “Lehman Brothers, UBS, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse have all announced redundancies” “Is now the worst time …

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