UK should step up defence of financial services

The Government must do more to defend the contribution the financial services sector makes to the wider economy because it is not just about “a few people drinking Bollinger”, according to the City of London Corporation.


The City, the EU and a very inconvenient truth

Enoch Powell once said that the best way to keep a secret was to announce it on the floor of the House of Commons, so little notice was taken of anything that went on there.


Goons versus Gold by Tim Price

My intent is not to show why these economists will fail (bigger and brighter minds such as Hayek, Mises, Friedman, etc. have already done this) – but rather to review the impact that the misguided manipulation of the price of money (exchange and int


A good year after all -HSBC Private Bank

It may have seemed like a difficult year, and a lot of challenges still loom, but 2012 has turned out to be a good year for investors, with strong performances across most asset classes.


Michael G. Palin's 15th Annual Christmas Fun Quiz

Welcome to my fifteenth annual Christmas Charity Quiz! Internet search is acceptable these days - so some sections don’t have easy or straightforward answers! For competitors please submit your answers to me by 15 January 2013.