BoE Bank Rate Rise: The Case for the Whimper, Not the Bang

Michael Martins | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Michael Martins

The Bank of England must balance competing and intertwined global and domestic priorities. The longer it maintains low interest rates and high levels ...

From Reckless Bankers to Reckless Central Bankers?

Alan Prout | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Alan Prout

Almost every day I read someone, usually on the left, bemoaning the excesses of "neo-liberalism". They have good cause. Although there are many problems to which the best solution may well be a market-based one, the idea that this applies to every problem, everywhere and at all times is sheer dogma.

Book Review: 'Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance', By Harris Irfan

Faisal Hanif | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Faisal Hanif

Given that transparency is the one thing most people want from financial institutions in the post recession era, a book whose title evokes secrecy may be somewhat of a repellent. And yet Harris Irfan's work is perhaps the most accessible insight into a maligned and mysterious industry.

100 Year Bonds Are Nothing More Than a Political Stunt

Samuel Dale | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Politics
Samuel Dale

Chancellor George Osborne doesn't have much to cheer about In the run up to his third Budget this week.

Debt Crisis 'Threatens Heart Of EU' Commission Warns

Huffington Post UK | Rob Smith | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics

The debt crisis is threatening the core of the eurozone, the head of the European Commission has said, warning that severe economic problems could spr...