Wherever one looks in the business world, there seem to be animals. And it is not necessarily good news. Two animals that have been spotted in the bond and currency markets are bears and chickens. A dangerous combination.
Very soon, I shall be heading to the United Kingdom for a short visit.
So, naturally, I am delighted that the country's currency has nosedived
recently. That means my euros will go further. But is the pound's fall good for Britain?
Since Business Spotlight was launched in March 2001, our main aim has been very simple: to help you to use
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I have another confession to make. According to my records, the last time I confessed something embarassing in this blog was back in 2010, when I publicly declared my love of percentages. This time, it's my love of bureaucracy.
Recently, I overheard a lunchtime discussion in a restaurant between a medical doctor and an economist. They were discussing their respective
professions — and they came to some surprising conclusions.