Wednesday, 20 April 2016



Offshore in central London: the curious case of 29 Harley Street
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/19/offshore-central-london-curious-case-29-harley-street

Top ten trends in Fintech
http://www.futuresmag.com/2016/04/15/top-10-trends-fintech

What the great degree rip-off means for graduates: low pay and high debt
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/19/degree-graduates-low-pay-high-debt-students

good points against a 'Brexit'
https://medium.com/@DuncanWeldon/brexit-the-trade-deficit-is-not-a-source-of-strength-345f88026723#.6gjmupa5s

The whole point of the debate at the moment is that we know — at least in the short term — what Remain looks like, we don’t know what Leave looks like. That creates the kind of uncertainty which delays investment decisions and which would get worse after a Leave vote as we entered into months or years of talks.

And it’s this uncertainty which takes me to my biggest problem with the “the trade deficit is a strength” argument. It ignores the elephant in the room which the large UK’s current account deficit 

That to me, is the best economic argument against a Leave vote — why trigger an event that could lead to a reassessment of UK risks by global investors when you are “dependent to the kindness of strangers” for funding? 

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