Scottish independence: Foreign investors desert British economy amid fears of ‘yes’ vote
Up to £12bn withdrawn as Japanese bank Nomura warns of possible sterling ‘collapse’
Scots, What the Heck?
Comparing Scotland with Canada seems, at first, pretty reasonable. After all, Canada, like Scotland, is a relatively small economy that does most of its trade with a much larger neighbor. Also like Scotland, it is politically to the left of that giant neighbor. And what the Canadian example shows is that this can work.
Scotland far closer to sovereignty than Quebec as Marois heads to Edinburgh for meeting with separatists
The Parti Québécois long served as a source of inspiration to Scottish nationalists looking to achieve independence.
Scottish independence: have we seen these tactics before in Québec?
Let’s push this more and post some more pages
In opinion pieces:
- 55Sterling fundamentals will take centre-stage on Wednesday with high volatility inevitable. The Bank of England inflation report will have a mixed tone and plenty of caveats, especially as Governor Carney will want to keep as much flexibility as possible. While not ruling out a 2014 rate increase, he will again…
- 48. ECB and BOE interest rates remain on hold. ECB keep at 0.25 % UK keep at 0.5% The press conference with ECB President - Mario Draghi - and Vice President -Vito Constâncio - will tells us more
- 48If trade and financial sanctions were imposed on Russia, the cost to the UK might well exceed the cost to Russia. That is presumably why the Foreign Office wrote - in a document carelessly (or deliberately?) displayed yesterday for the lenses of photographers - that "the UK should not support…
- 46(Source http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-blanchflower/david-blanchflower-we-should-fear-deflation--not-welcome-it-9986726.html ) The UK isn’t in deflation yet. While central bankers know what to do about stopping inflation, they don’t know what to do about halting deflation. The Swiss National Bank last week abandoned its attempt to defend a currency floor, which caused a sharp appreciation in its currency, which…
- 43Osper, a new UK startup, has come up with an innovative way to create a banking service than can be used by children, combining prepaid debit cards and smartphone apps controlled by both them and their parents. The approach could potentially reach a market underserved by most banks, but which…