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Stephen Hill is a businessman who has been published on classical economics and on European philology and philosophy.
Britain is winning the race into the double-dip as our exports fall and production and GDP falter for the second quarter running, and the trend is downwards
The problem for Draghi is that the Germans have all the money in Europe and so call all the shots, and they are not keen to pay for Nick the Greek and his ilk to lie on their lilos on the beach all day
The ECB tries to pretend it is saving the euro by buying more PIGS bonds of questionable value and recoverability
What drove the Americans was the opportunity to build bulge-bracket banks in London beyond the control of the US’s 1933 Glass-Steagall Act that forbade such groupings
The obvious solution is for the markets to step in and put Barclays out of its self-inflicted misery, before the politicians make their next false move
When King bazooka’d the Barclays boardroom, however, he also knocked out the government’s Vickers tank parked on his regulatory lawn
Today, the presidency of the dysfunctional EU has passed to Cyprus. Who? What? You’re kidding? No, you’re bonkers!
Have you noticed how anyone who supports the euro or thinks it’s the answer to anything inevitably ends up to be seen as an errant fool?
The Greek elections are almost irrelevant as soon as they are over: Greece is bust, whether it is inside or outside the eurozone
It is impossible to imagine a bigger balls-up than the Spanish banking fiasco and the EU’s attempts to sort it out
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