Louise Cooper Finance economics markets retail business


Osborne on Banks…


Monday, February 4th, 2013

Osborne on Banks… In Bournemouth later, George Osborne will announce plans to “electrify” the ring fence between “casino like” investment banking and “safe” retail banking. Millions of words will be written about his speech and so I will restrict myself […]



Friday, January 25th, 2013

UK 4Q GDP at -0.3% – Bumping along the Bottom 2012 flat on 2011 – Worse than expected. So what do we call the UK’s current economic performance? Triple dip recession? Not yet – we need another negative quarter for […]

Bank Of Japan


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

So after two decades of almost no growth and deflation, are we at a turning point for Japan? Assuming we are, is it a good thing or does it just create a whole new set of problems? The Bank of Japan’s announcement to target […]