03/22/2012

May 7th at dawn - Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild

Hesitating between new-found confidence and resurgent doubts, Patrick Ségal, former member of the Executive Comittee, takes us on a whirlwind tour of the global economy. He doesn't mince his words in his comments on France

03/15/2012

Back to 1952 - Coutts & Co

Does it make sense for longer-term investors to hold government bonds when better yields are available from dividends?

03/13/2012

We are richer in 2012, but are we happier?

The research claims that even though Britons are three times richer than they were in 1952, and UK GDP has dramatically increased, so has the Government's budget deficit.

03/08/2012

The Unconventional Becomes Conventional

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that a lengthy period of Quantitative Easing (QE) is needed to support economies through years of fiscal tightening and debt de-leveraging.

03/07/2012

Euro treads water, at the deep end - Coutts & Co

We believe the potential for negative events in Europe will keep the euro on the defensive against the dollar and sterling, but the downside looks limited in the near term given investors in general are already broadly holding negative positions.

03/02/2012

HMRC pushes back

Following breaches in the Banking Code of Practice on Taxation, retrospective tax legislation is to be introduced.

02/23/2012

Paying the piper….

HM Revenue & Customs have now started to issue the £100 penalty notices to those people in self-assessment that did not submit their return by the deadline of 2 February 2012.