Monthly Archives: August 2011

Will Europe miss out on Africa’s economic recovery?

Aug 19, 2011

This morning I spent some time on the phone with an entrepreneur in Accra. He has a thriving financial services business, and is keen to share his insights with audiences in London. After I put the phone down I picked up the FT, and read William Wallis’s oped ‘Why Africa is leaving Europe behind‘. Wallis

Man Utd flotation on SGX planned for late 2011

Aug 17, 2011

In a surprise move, it appears that the world’s most valuable football club is planning to raise up to $1bn through a partial flotation in Singapore. Today’s FT reports that the ‘Glazer family, the US-based owners of United, have long believed that the football club was worth more than £2bn ($3.3bn). However, one person with knowledge

“Bickering our way into a stagnant future”

Aug 16, 2011

“The world is at a crossroads,” writes Nobel laureate in economics Michael Spence, “with popular expectations diverging from reality.” He concludes that much of the Western world has been living far beyond its means for the last two decades. Nobel economists Edmund S Phelps and Vernon L Smith also offer their thoughts on the US

Renaissance in Detroit?

Aug 12, 2011

Had a cappuccino with The Economist’s Vijay Vaitheeswaran on Tuesday. Vijay is en route to China, where he will be the newspaper’s first ever China Business and Finance Editor. An experienced keynoter, panellist and provocateur, Vijay’s sweetspots include global healthcare systems (he used to be  The Economists’s healthcare correspondent), business strategy and innovation. And now

America’s divided government

Aug 11, 2011

Writing in this week’s Spectator, Christopher Caldwell warns that America’s divided government “will be the country’s ruin”, and describes next year’s Presidential election as a choice “about the fundamental direction of the country”. Caldwell describes the options before the US people as between “Obama’s social democratic terms” and “the Tea Party’s watchman-state terms”. The logic

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