Monthly Archives: September 2011

Out and about in Asia

Sep 30, 2011

It’s been a busy week. I spent the first half of it in Mumbai with our Indian team, meeting clients and some brilliant economists, business leaders and journalists. We live in  inter-connected times, and India’s commercial capital was abuzz with the prospects for the euro, and the political outlook for the US. India’s financial system

Fighting corruption and protecting sovereignty are priorities for Imran Khan

Sep 30, 2011

Pakistani cricketing legend turned politician Imran Khan has been in London recently to launch his new book, Pakistan: A Personal History (Bantam, 2011). His political party, Tehreek-e-Insaf, is widely predicted to gain a number of seats in the 2013 elections, with his own personal poll ratings far ahead of any other political figure in Pakistan.

Two cappuccinos in the life of the Chartwell research team

Sep 30, 2011

It was a busy day for the Chartwell research team yesterday – met for coffee with a couple of fascinating speakers: Greg Pytel, expert risk analyst specialising in European oil and gas, was telling me of the opportunities surrounding shale gas exploration in Poland. While there has been a huge amount of buzz around investment potential in actual exloration, not enough

Introducing Chartwell Singapore

Sep 21, 2011

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Chartwell’s new international office. We now have a senior presence in Asia’s three leading financial centres, in addition to our headquarters in London. Our office in Singapore will enhance our ability to assist your Asian events programmes. Click here for some more information on Claire Ngo, who will

Nigel Farage vs. Bernard Kouchner on the future of the euro

Sep 21, 2011

Yesterday we had UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP debating the future of the Eurozone and EU with Bernard Kouchner (French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs 2007-2010, and founder of Médecins Sans Frontières). Neither man was going to agree with one another, but their discussion generated light as well as heat and an audience of

PIMCO CEO predicts emerging markets risk strategy to “eschew boldness for prudence”

Sep 20, 2011

Over at Project Syndicate, Mohamed El-Erian has penned a great piece on the two distinct policy choices facing decision-makers in emerging economies as developed countries in the west continue to suffer from low growth, crippling sovereign debt and extreme market volatility. According to El-Erian, emerging economies can either “compensate for the global weakness by turbo-charging

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