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OIL TOIL

— Dec 31, 2014
The price of oil has plunged in a manner no commentators were predicting at the start of this year. An initial conclusion should be to reinforce your...

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IF WISHES WERE HORSES, BEGGARS...

— Sep 3, 2014
Article by Professor George Feiger Executive Dean, Aston Business School   The wishes in this title are, of course, for a truly...

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MARKET PERCEPTION FAILURES

The Phones4U story provides an irresistible opportunity to discuss CSR, which has also been in the news recently. It is an ideal counterpoint to the...

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PHONES 4U EVAPORATES

Private Equity – not the mobile operators - killed Phones4U” Jonathan Ford—Financial Times “This is an unprecedentedly ruthless and...

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THE DOLDRUMS

The summer saw markets extend the pre-existing moribund state into out and out docility. There is a growing acceptance among financial institutions...

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STRATEGIC PLANS – THE...

— Jun 11, 2014
One of the hats I wear is as the Deputy Chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull (GBS) LEP. In all there are 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships...

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HOUSING – THE INVISIBUBBLE

Housing prices up by 9.9%” ONS “How Help to Buy helped to fuel London's property bubble” Daily Telegraph “The average annual gain...

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A GILT FREE AFFAIR

A vast pool of liquidity has been thrown at the global economic system by the central banks since the credit crunch.  One of the results has been...

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HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING

— Apr 22, 2014
Those with a keen interest in finance will have noted the publication on Monday 14th April of “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis, an accomplished...

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