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Chartastic – China exporting deflation at almost a record rate

My Times column today. I do like a chart. What the one above essentially shows is that China is exporting deflation to the rest of the world at a level not seen before — except for a few months at the height of the financial crisis in 2009. Noflation or lowflation, where prices barely go up, if at all, which is what we have in the UK, may continue for years thanks to China. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/columnists/article4502493.ece

CMA on supermarket pricing

Much as I love Aldi and Lidl, they don’t deliver.  And so for most of the family food shop, its Tesco online.  A few months ago, I asked Tesco to send me a list of all the products that I had bought  from Sept 2013 to May of 2015.   And it makes fascinating reading. The first thing that […]

The IMF has grown some balls (finally)

IMF report on Greek Debt Sustainability makes great reading: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2015/cr15186.pdf The opening line shows that the IMF has finally grown some: “Greece’s public debt has become highly unsustainable.” The final line of the first paragraph is also as punchy: “Greece’s debt can now only be made sustainable through debt relief measures that go far beyond […]

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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