Archive for February, 2012

Why we should be nervous about QE and inflation

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

I was an early advocate of quantitative easing, raising the possibility in September 2008 and advocating its commencement from November 2008. But, speaking as a fan of the idea, I have never been under any illusions regarding its difficulties, dangers, and limitations. The purpose of doing quantitative easing was to prevent a crash in the […]

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Finance firm announces 'pay it forward' program

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heights Finance Corporation, a consumer finance company, has announce its Customer Appreciation Days will take place during the entire month of March. Every Friday in March, each branch will provide refreshments and snacks for customers. The theme of this year’s event is “Pay It Forward: Helping Our Community Together.” Heights Finance will be do that […]

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21. Forwards and Futures

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Financial Markets (ECON 252) Futures markets were started in Osaka, Japan in the 1600s to create an authoritative and meaningful market price for agricultural products, using standardized contracts. Since then, futures markets have been copied around the world to allow the hedging various future risks, financial and other. In the United States, the Chicago Mercantile […]

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German finance minister plays Sudoku during heated Greek bailout debate

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Europe – WORLD Published February 29, 2012 | NewsCore Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet BERLIN — German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble was caught playing a game of Sudoku during a heated debate in Germany’s parliament over the latest Greek bailout. While his colleagues debated the merits of keeping Athens on life support with a […]

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How banks make £341 a second from you: the loan, savings and insurance tricks that boost profits

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

By James Coney and Ruth Lythe Last updated at 11:21 AM on 29th February 2012 Britain’s largest banks made £10.7billion from their High Street customers last year — despite being hit by record fines for investment mis-selling and receiving millions of complaints. James Coney and Ruth Lythe reveal how the banks had another bumper year […]

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Sir Mervyn King loses his cool at the Treasury Select Committee

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, made a remarkable statement in front of the Treasury Select Committee this morning. I’ll include his whole quote below, but let me sum it up. Andrew Large, a Labour MP on the committee, accused the Governor of being “relaxed” about the current economic situation, which provoked […]

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As more town halls defy Government with council tax hikes, is yours about to rise?

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Jade Gamlin Last updated at 11:22 AM on 29th February 2012 Refusing to budge: Councils are forcing through council tax rises despite a funding boost from Central Government that was supposed to help them freeze the local tax. The number of councils in England that have confirmed they will raise council tax in defiance […]

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Why choose the Masters in Finance at London Business School?

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hear from students, staff and alumni about the reasons for choosing our Masters in Finance. For more information about this programme, visit www.london.edu Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Sex, money and the myth of ‘grumpy old men’

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Money matters more to women than men, with the latter being more interested in sex, according to new research by the over-50s specialist group Saga. These conclusions may come as no suprise to anyone who remembers the Mrs Merton question: “So, Debbie, what first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?” But the analysis challenges […]

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Britain’s broken tax system

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Some points on the Barclays tax “scandal”. 1. Both tax “loopholes” Barclays was intending to exploit are quite widely used by UK banks, so much so that Barclays, advised by both its auditors and lawyers, really didn’t think there would be in any problem with them. It assumed they would be approved. 2. The fact […]

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