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ECB QE – The Big Day


Thursday, March 5th, 2015

It is the day we have waited years for.  QE has finished in both the UK and US and yet the ECB is only now starting.    Decisions by committee are always slow.  But even so the ECB is extraordinarily leisurely.  […]

Eurostar sold at a high price. Investors searching for yield in a ZIRP world.


Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The consortium who bought the Eurostar stake from the government paid a full price: 3.8X 2013 sales, 14X 2013 EBITDA and 26X 2013 net profit.  The government sold well, not least because the new owners are minority shareholders to the French […]