Yearly Archives: 2011

Tiger Head, Snake Tails

Oct 28, 2011

Yesterday Chartwell caught up with Jonathan Fenby, China expert, historian and co-founder of the emerging markets research firm, Trusted Sources. Though in no way a subscriber to the ‘China is doomed to fail’ thesis, Jonathan did argue that China’s leadership is faced with a tricky balancing act between maintaining legitimacy through growth on the one hand, and maintaing

Finally, some good news for the euro?

Oct 27, 2011

After weeks of turmoil and uncertainty, European leaders reached a deal with Greek debtholders this morning that will see private investors take a 50 per cent cut in the face value of their bonds, a deep haircut that officials believe will reduce Greek debt levels to 120 per cent of GDP by 2020. Also agreed

US will bounce back

Oct 20, 2011

Earlier this morning we hosted one of our regular breakfast club events at the RAC in Pall Mall. In conversation were Dr Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) and Sir Christopher Meyer, British Ambassador to the United States during the Bush administration from 1997 until his retirement in 2003.

The Commonwealth can save not only Britain, but humanity itself…

Oct 19, 2011

Not long ago in these pages we discussed how Whitehall sees the Commonwealth as key if Britain is to withstand the challenges of a globalising world. For Chandran Nair, the Commonwealth also has a crucial significance, not only for Britain, but for the very sustainability of capitalism and humanity itself. After seeing our original post, he

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