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Death and Resurrection better than Death by 1000 cuts

The IMF has published its latest Debt Sustainability Analysis on Greece: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2015/cr15165.pdf And it confirms what most have been saying for some time, that Greece has unsustainably high levels of debt and needs a debt write off / restructuring of its bailout loans.   Of course the IMF doesn’t say that the rest of the Eurozone’s taxpayers will therefore not get all their money back and that essentially this write off involves fiscal transfers.  It uses more politically sensitive euphemisms: ” “the maturities of existing European loans […]

Self Defeating Austerity?

Varoufakis posted on his blog a short summary of why he and Tsipras are recommending a No vote yesterday: http://linkis.com/yanisvaroufakis.eu/2/wPX4q Out of six short bulletin points, the first four are all about the absolute necessity of debt relief / restructuring. I couldn’t agree more.  Greece’s debt is unsustainably high and should have been cut properly in 2012.  For political […]

Ocado – the changing face of retail…

Ocado is the only specialist online grocer in the UK.  Ignoring the mixed share price performance, I think it is a really interesting business.  And what it says about how it sees the market developing is really important for the big four supermarket groups.  Hence I am going along to the presentation at 9.30am in […]

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

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