Archive for May, 2012

Penny Wong v Joe Hockey over Gay Marriage on Q and A (14–05-2012)

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong delivers a dignified and emotionally powerful response to Joe Hockey after a question about same-sex parenting on the ABC TV show Q&A. This happened live on TV on Monday night and Twitter went mad. The whole show can be seen on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda

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The Office of Fair Trading must crackdown on insurers inflating motorists’ costs

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) must crackdown hard on cosy deals between insurance companies and their contractors to fraudulently force up costs by £225m a year for hard-pressed motorists. You would have to be very naïve indeed not to know where the familiar question “Is this an insurance job, guv?” generally leads. Prices soar […]

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Spain can’t even control spending in its regions – so how will Brussels control spending in Portugal, Spain, or Italy?

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

As I noted a couple of months ago, Spanish banks are the euro’s next big challenge, possibly triggering another round of bank bailouts, which probably almost have to involve eurozone bailout cash. With Bankia – one of the country’s biggest banks – in line for a €23.5 bn rescue package (still unclear where all the […]

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Experian Automotive Ranks Huntington Auto Finance Number One Among Banks in Auto Dealer Loyalty

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Huntington Auto Finance, a division of Huntington Bank (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com), has been ranked number one among banks in Auto Dealer Loyalty by Experian Automotive. The annual ranking is based on customers who financed their vehicle loan through Huntington and then returned to the same dealership as a repeat customer. “Our primary […]

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Crest Capital Reviews | Construction Equipment Financing

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Home building and general construction companies utilize all manner of equipment. From construction vehicles / heavy equipment to generators to the power tools utilized, a full-service construction company like Ruhmel Contracting, Inc has a lot invested in their equipment. And Crest Capital is right beside them, providing the construction equipment financing the company needs to […]

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ifs School of Finance Launches Masters Degree in Banking

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

LONDON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – City heavyweights join lecturing faculty Leading not-for profit financial educational provider the ifs  School of Finance has launched a full-time Masters degree in Banking Practice and Management to be delivered at its City of London campus from September.  The new MSc programme is designed for aspiring financial services professionals from around […]

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Facebook IPO: Morgan Stanley should be praised for acting ethically

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

We all know that the world’s in a mess and Armaggeddon is nigh simply because the investment banks were too greedy, too interested gaining their own pots of filthy lucre, to take care of their customers’ interests. Then along comes an investment bank that does in fact act contrary to its own interests, specifically and […]

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Credit Card Lending Down In April 2012

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Credit card lending has fallen by its largest monthly amount in more than five years, figures released by the Bank of England have shown. The figures show that consumers are trying to pay down their debts in these economically challenging times, rather than borrow more money for the short term. The central bank’s figures show […]

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Euro break-up fears escalate as borrowing costs in Spain and Italy soar

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Hugo Duncan PUBLISHED: 16:52 EST, 30 May 2012 | UPDATED: 16:52 EST, 30 May 2012 The eurozone took a hammering on the financial markets yesterday as investors worried about a cataclysmic break-up ran for cover. The single currency tumbled and borrowing costs in Spain and Italy soared as the crisis that has plagued the […]

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Apparently, I don’t understand demand management

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is the last blog I ever do on Krugman – honest, because whenever I do them, I get my head torn off by his followers, and just recently, by the great man himself. It’s hard to criticise a perceived demi-god, and in any case, these arguments about deficit spending go round and round in […]

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