Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Wonders of Hong Kong

May 24, 2012

The last few days have been a dazzling introduction into the wonders of Hong Kong. Drinks on roof terrace bars watching the night lights over the city switch on, delcious Szechuan cuisine and offices an insane number of floors in the air overlooking Kowloon Bay. Not least of the pleasures was chatting over coffee at the Mandarin

Dim Sum Market has growth potential

May 24, 2012

I was fortunate enough to attend a fascinating opening plenary session at Euromoney’s Global Offshore RMB Funding Forum yesterday in Hong Kong. Despite a recent slowdown in the Dim Sum bond market, the panel was unanimous that there is still huge growth potential, potential that will be enhanced as London grows into the major Western trading hub

Professor Paul Kennedy speaking at Chartwell’s Breakfast Club

May 23, 2012

Looking forward to hearing Harvard-based historian Paul Kennedy at Chartwell’s Breakfast Club next week. Paul is well known for his commentary on great power struggles, and his study of the relationship between their political and economic success. “Military and naval endeavours may not always have been the raison d’être of the new nations-states, but it certainly was

Michael Sandel on what money can’t buy

May 23, 2012

It was a real treat to see Harvard Professor Michael Sandel at the Royal Institution last night delivering his lecture on The Moral Limits of Markets. Although the audience in the packed auditorium may have been slightly reticent to get involved at first, they quickly warmed up, enlivened by Professor Sandel’s questions on the morals of

Hernando de Soto: Egypt’s ‘informal’ economy

May 22, 2012

A few weeks ago Gillian Tett, in the FT Magazine, wrote about how Hernando de Soto, once called “the greatest living economist” by US President Bill Clinton, has been advising the Egypt’s leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. De Soto disagrees with the suggestion that it was the young and impoverished who kickstarted the Arab Spring.

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