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It's time to get things started

Blain's Morning Porridge "It's time to get things started on the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational…. "  One of our traders was dragged screaming and foaming at the mouth from his desk this morning. As we gently strapped him up in the office straight-jacket and wheeled him...
A single lie breeds doubt

Blain's Morning Porridge "A single lie breeds doubt about every truth.... " Damn these Americans I was woken late last night by an American client asking for my thoughts on the deal Theresa May struck with Old Man Junkers late last night. Having "no idea" isn't normally a...
Had history been democratic

Blain's Morning Porridge "Had history been democratic, there would have been no farming or industrial revolution.. " Apologies for lack of Porridge last week.. But, even from the top of the Alps I heard the people cheer as my prediction the European Central Bank would cough up more free...
Government can spend, spend, spend....

View from the Bond Market: by Chris Iggo, CIO, Head of Europe and Asia Fixed Income, AXA Investment Managers Magic Money Trees Solvency or inflation?   Pricing inflation risk? But no need at the moment Growth sentiment is weakening Which bonds for you? The impossible dream   Disappointment with...
Goodwill impairment in the UK declines by 89 percent


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