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Archive | January, 2012

Banker Bonuses – A quick comment

Just a quick comment on banker bonuses and specifically the bonus of Mr Hester at massively bailed out but STILL loss making RBS. The argument I have heard frequently in the media (most recently this morning on the Today Programme on radio 4 this morning) is that the bonus really has to be paid because […]

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Everything is fine

So I’ve been away for an age. Sorry about that. Filming is now over and I am catching up with domestic duties. The children look reasonably tidy and washed and meals are abundant if sometimes a little surprising. So let’s see…. Greece is heading for a blow out with its bond holders. Greece wants/has to […]

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A new Reserve currency to challenge the dollar – What’s really going on in The Straits of Hormuz.

A little over a year ago on 1st November 2010 I wrote what I called “…a little bit of scurrilous speculation.”  In it I speculated that an unintended consequence of QE had been to spur several countries to think very seriously of how they could replace the dollar as their settlement currency for international deals. The […]

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Your top 10 Golem XIV posts – Updated

I have a favour to ask. My friend Mark Tanner phoned me the other day to ask if I was going to enter the blog for the  Orwell Prize. I said I hadn’t thought about it. There was a tolerant silence followed by a gentle suggestion that I do think about it. I have and …well, […]

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