Growing Pains

On Friday 27th February, the US Commerce Department revealed the economy grew by 2.2% in the final quarter of 2014, weaker than the estimated 2.6%. Fine margins though it may be, the slowdown in the economy was more pronounced than previously thought. The concerns stem from the fact that the fourth quarter growth had been … Continue reading Growing Pains

TV Broadcasters in a League of Their Own

Bewildering, confusing, excessive, mystifying, – just a few words to sum up the news that the rights to broadcast Premier League matches on TV have been auctioned off for a record £5.136 billion. Just as Chelsea and Manchester City have done, Britain’s biggest broadcasters have asserted their dominance through their financial firepower. Sky TV paid … Continue reading TV Broadcasters in a League of Their Own


The UK Treasury is set to investigate allegations that the Swiss arm of HSBC helped around 130,000 clients evade tax. Whistleblower Mr Falciani – not Falcao, because he can’t seem to get anything right at the moment – claims that the UK government should have known about the scandal as early as 2010. Her Majesty’s … Continue reading Scandalous!

Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece

In the first of a two-part instalment, this article will discuss the benefits of Greece leaving the EU. A quick assessment of the relationship between Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel will tell you that their relationship won’t reach Danny Zuko - Sandy Ollson levels of happiness. Rather, with Greece’s deteriorating financial situation testing the resolve … Continue reading Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece

TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?

If you haven’t heard of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership don’t worry – you’re not really meant to have. The TTIP is a series of trade negotiations, primarily for the purpose of cutting tariffs and regulatory barriers to trade between the US and EU, making the access to each other’s markets easier for companies. … Continue reading TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?