Monthly Archives: January 2012

Between two stools…

Jan 31, 2012

Capitalism is in crisis. I know this not because the waiter tried to charge me £12.75 for a cup of tea and an espresso (“I’m so sorry, of course you didn’t order the bread basket and olives” – nice try), but because Loretta Napoleoni, esteemed economist and author of Maonomics (released February 14th), was telling me so.

For China the future is ageing, and fast

Jan 17, 2012

On Monday night we co-hosted another thought-provoking discussion at Asia House, focusing on the two big economic beasts of the region, China and India. There was a great turn-out for the discussion between Alan Rosling, former executive director of Tata Sons Ltd and George Magnus, senior economics advisor to UBS, moderated by the Sunday Times’

A good start to 2012…

Jan 11, 2012

This morning Matt Ridley popped into our offices for a coffee and a catch-up, and to share his reassuringly positive worldview at a time of such doom and gloom in the financial markets. Matt  put forward the case that although things look grim now, in the long term there’s no reason why living standards can’t

Chartwell & Editorial Intelligence

Jan 10, 2012

Chartwell was delighted to spend the morning at a really excellent event organised by our good friends over at Editorial Intelligence ( We joined Ambassador Louis Susman (United States Ambassador to the Court of St James’s), Guy Elliott (CFO, Rio Tinto), Loretta Napoleoni (economist and author) and Martin Wolf (Chief Economic Commentator, Financial Times) at the

Indian manufacturer is world’s biggest tractor maker

Jan 10, 2012

Another milestone in the rise of Asia: Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian manufacturer claims to have overtaken John Deere as the world’s biggest manufacturer of tractors. Here’s more, lifted from today’s Financial Times: “Anand Mahindra, the group’s managing director, said India’s buoyant rural economy and joint ventures in China had helped Mahindra Tractors to take

Gary Langer on Iowa

Jan 4, 2012

Over the past few weeks I have been in regular phone and email contact with Gary Langer, founder of Langer Research Associates and one of America’s top pollsters. His view of the coming Republican Primaries has been fascinating, and the sheer depth of his understanding of voter trends is demonstrated by his analysis of the Iowa Caucuses here. A

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