Monthly Archives: September 2011

Britain attracts $129bn of emerging-market acquisitions 2000-2010

Sep 9, 2011

“In 2010 emerging-market firms accounted for a third of the world’s $2.4tr tally of mergers and acquisitions”. This week’s Economist argues that the UK is well placed to continue to attract disproportionate levels of investment from emerging-market multinationals: Our open economy makes it much easier for multinationals like India’s Tata and Mexico’s Cemex to take

Bernard Kouchner delivers powerful arguments at the IQ2 Debate

Sep 8, 2011

Great to see Bernard Kouchner in fine fettle whilst opposing the motion “The War on Terror was the right response to 9/11” at Intelligence Squared (IQ2 debate) on Tuesday. The former French Foreign Minister and veteran humanitarian may have strayed over his allotted time slot, but his charm, charisma and powerful arguing earned him the audience’s forgiveness. To find out more about Bernard

Sunshine in Stockholm

Sep 6, 2011

Just off the phone with Bo Lundgren, director of the Swedish National Debt Office. Low Swedish government borrowing costs, a national debt of 30% of GDP and beautiful September sunshine meant he was in a particularly perky mood.

Chartwell is recruiting

Sep 6, 2011

We are on the look-out for a new Account Manager. If you are intellectually curious, good with people and keen to help grow our business please do get in touch. Please click here for more info.

Masters of Nothing

Sep 6, 2011

We’re all looking forward to reading Matthew Hancock’s new book Masters of Nothing: The Crash and how it will happen again unless we understand human nature (Biteback Publishing 2011), which was launched yesterday at 11 Downing Street. Matthew, a former Bank of England economist and George Osborne’s chief of staff (2005-2010), who is MP for West Suffolk,

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