Return to Normal

The numbers of wealthy individuals in the US has finally rebounded – two-thirds of a decade since the financial crisis.

Squeaky Bum Time

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson coined the phrase “squeaky bum time” and the UK economy is in the midst of it. In a week when Ferguson’s team celebrated their …

Jeepers Creepers

Unemployment in developed markets is normally subliminal in nature – a creeping phenomenon confined to specific geographic areas or segments of an economy. Countries with flexible workforces and free movement …

Boiling Point

The US may command the limelight in terms of economic turmoil but some alarming information out of the UK suggests things may be very bad indeed for the small island …

Grave Turn

The late Milton Friedman must be turning in his grave as he watches Governments around the world wantonly pumping money into their respective economies and, in some cases, rewarding poor …

Top Of The World

Vanguard Investments reached a notable milestone in the United States last week by becoming the largest managed fund investment group in terms of assets under management. The Pennsylvania–based manager ousted …

Abandon USS Greenback

The US and its beloved Greenback are facing a bleak 2008 and beyond with the writing on the wall for what has long been the global currency of preference. A …

Funny Business

If laughter is the best medicine then investors who lost money as a result of turmoil in the US sub-prime market may take solace from a parody out of the …

Lone Star Insurance

Rarely does the State of Texas in the United States make headlines for being a progressive and forward thinking place – yet this is the case for one insurance company …

Tighten Your Seat Belt

There are emerging signs that after ten years of a goldilocks global economy – neither too hot nor cold but just right – the bears, just like in the fairytale, …