Federal Reserve Will Think and Then Think Again!

Paul Fisher, Head of Markets at the Bank of England told the economic worriers of the UK that the BoE would not pull the stoppers out on the economic stimulus plan in the UK and that the “macroeconomic outlook here is not as bright as in the US, therefore we are some way behind them…

Milton Friedman: Please Come Back, All is Forgiven!

Milton Friedman once said that “if you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand”. I think if he were around still, he would need to revise that. It doesn’t take years to have a shortage of sand and the sand gets blown away…

Market Reactions

The Federal Reserve is going to cut its Quantitative Easing in September. Job openings are declining in the US (to 3.76 million in April from March’s figure of 3.88 million). The number of lay-offs increased between March and April also from 4.12 million to 4.28 million. There are currently 3.1 job-seekers for every job available…

LightIn TheBox: Chinese IPO Still Doing Good!

Goldman Sachs has suggested that there may be up to 349 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) taking place in China this year. But, it’s not the Chinese capital markets that those companies will be wanting. Chinese firms are still hell-bent on getting floated on the world’s biggest and best stock exchange, and rightly so. The US…

5 Biggest IPO Fails in History

There’s always a lot of fanfare when it comes to Initial Public Offerings. The bunting is brought out, the trumpets sound, the people stand up with killer actor and actress smiles and the champagne is popped at the New York Stock Exchange. Then? Sometimes, the hype works, the people are still popping the fizz. But,…

E-Cigarettes!

Have you noticed how e-cigarette shops are springing up all over your local high street and shopping arcade like mushrooms on a damp wet day as everybody’s answer to getting of the tar-laden fags that have been dogging us for decades? We were told that smoking kills you, that it’s bad for your health. Then…