Currency Wars aren’t the problem – protectionism is

Currency Wars aren’t the problem – protectionism is

Since the financial crisis almost ten years ago, there have been several examples of significant currency depreciations among large developed economies. Such large currency moves invariably took place against a background of weak global growth. Inevitably accusations...
Why Donald Trump launched his air strike on Assad in Syria

Why Donald Trump launched his air strike on Assad in Syria

Read Article This article was featured in the New Statesman Barack Obama made a virtue of his decision not to follow the “Washington playbook” on Syria. His successor had an opportunity to distinguish himself. Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria has clung on to power...
Let’s be franc: France and the euro

Let’s be franc: France and the euro

As the French Presidential election approaches, the contenders’ policy proposals are coming under close scrutiny. The latest opinion polls suggest that Marine Le Pen of the Front National will face a run-off in the second round against Emmanuel Macron — which she will...
All to play for

All to play for

Read Article This article was featured on Public Finance Brexit offers a chance to re-examine the UK’s economic objectives and do things differently. There are many reasons to be cheerful. When Britain entered the European Economic Community in 1973, there was a...
The Rise of Emmanuel Macron

The Rise of Emmanuel Macron

News last week that former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was backing Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron is but the latest windfall for the man increasingly likely to become France’s next leader. Criticisms of Macron’s youth and inexperience are countered by...