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Its the final countwon – one month to go before the pension changes


Friday, March 6th, 2015

In my German O-level I forget the word for street lamp but remembered it was similar to English. I had a go with “lampa posta” – aka lamp post. It is actually “strassen laterne”, street lantern. The examiner did her […]

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.  […]

HSBC – Hiding Secret Bank Contracts?


Monday, February 23rd, 2015

HSBC celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2015.  But from the annual report out today there is little cause for joy.  The report runs to 488 pages and I admit to not having read them all. Normally I go straight to […]