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Is this the start of another banking crisis?

Somebody is worried. In fact more than somebody.. actually quite a few.. Because markets are telling us that banks from all over the world – highly sensitive to economic conditions – are in trouble… And that means that Osborne’s desire to get taxpayer cash back from sales of Lloyds and RBS is put further into future. His decision to delay the retail sale for Lloyds recently forced upon him by rapidly deteriorating market sentiment towards banks. And it is beginning to look ugly. So time […]

Is a US recession Looming?

At 1.30pm the January US employment report is released. The official unemployment rate has been stuck at 5% for October, November and December. The rapid falls in joblessness seem to be over. Like the UK there has also been a big move in market sentiment towards interest rates in the US. When the Fed raised […]

Sacrificing jobs to pay dividends.

Two of the UK’s biggest companies – BP and Shell – are cutting jobs to fund unsustainably high dividends. Putting shareholders priorities ahead of employees. Shell announced this morning it was to cut 10,000 jobs across Shell and BG and yet it maintained its dividend at $1.88 a share. The dividend last year cost Shell […]

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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