09/06/2012

ECB gets more serious about saving the euro - Coutts

While the European Central Bank’s new OMT bond-purchase programme announced at today’s press conference was in line with previous leaks, by making peripheral debt potentially investable again the programme has significant ongoing investment im

09/05/2012

Balls - I'm planning a proper wealth tax

A future Labour government could bring in a wealth tax on high-value properties to safeguard the NHS and invest in the economy, the Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls reveals today.

08/30/2012

Don’t make wealth tax a habit

So, in normal times, the Treasury jumps from a great height on anyone in government who speculates on tax policy.

08/29/2012

Would a wealth tax work?

The imposition of a wealth tax could well lead to a drop in yields from other taxes.

08/27/2012

Selling love and buying panic

The below charts compare the indicators with the six-month forward return on the Euro Stoxx 50 and S&P 500 respectively, meaning the last blue observation is the return on the index today if one had invested six-months ago.

08/27/2012

London's future: The City changes course

A growing litany of scandals is challenging London's position as never before. With capital fast building up in Asia itself, what role does The City have in the future?