Monthly Archives: August 2012

27 AugKISS. Keep It Simple Stupid. 29 million reasons that prove banks can’t spell it.

Banks are pretty low in the publics estimation. Of late, Sod’s law has applied in spades. What can go wrong has gone wrong; Nasdaq and the Facebook problem, RBS and their domestic banking problems. On top of that, banks have made a big mess of many basic things they should be getting right; rigging LIBOR, […]

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21 AugMoney. You’ve either got enough of it or you haven’t

Money and banking. The two go together. Banking is a schizophrenic business. There is some truth to the notion that people in banking earn a lot mroe money than people in other professions. There is a also plenty of truth to the observation that if you are in banking, there are plenty who earn more […]

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14 AugThree Types of Money. You’ve either got it or you haven’t. Of planes & automobiles.

After all the fun of London 2012, we are now in what in journalism is often referred to as “silly season”. The holiday month of August, where real news is in short supply. A light hearted look at some banking stories seems appropriate. It is often said that there are three types of money: getting […]

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08 AugImperialism and Bullying. The Americans are not playing cricket

Standard Chartered. They are the whipping boy du jour suffering at what I term “long hand of American imperialism”. This week they stand accused of all sorts of wrongdoing connected to Iran. Before them Credit Suisse, Lloyds, ABN and Barclays have been pressured in to handing over fistfuls of green backs to Uncle Sam for […]

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