Politics of Prize-giving

Robert Mugabe has been disastrous for Zimbabwe. Awards such as the Confucius Peace Prize should go to local heroes who fight for the little guy. In the SCMP: Politics of Prize-giving Two little black boys lived over the hedge between our houses in the middle of Africa. It was in the middle of the sprawling…

Danger of deleveraging

From South China Morning Post, 2 October 2015.  20151002 Danger of deleveraging, 2 Oct, 2015   When the lights go on, the cockroaches scurry for the dark – and some of them get squashed. No one knows what is really going on in the dark recesses of a bull market until rising rates expose all….

A fine mess for VW

From South China Morning Post, 25 September 2015  20150925 A fine mess for VW, 25 Sept, 2015   His object all sublime, He will achieve in time, To let the punishment fit the crime; the punishment fit the crime And make each prisoner pent, unwillingly represent. A source of innocent merriment; of innocent merriment! The…

Dog eat dog world

From South China Morning Post, 18 September 2015 20150918 Dog eat dog – Hayes trader case

The pursuit of a better life

From South China Morning Post, 11 September 2015 20150911-Pursuit of a better Life – migrants

Squabbling over rates is just noise

From South China Morning Post, 4 September 2015 20150904 Squabbling over rates is just noise, 4 Sept, 2015

Time for optimism

From South China Morning Post, 28 August 2015 20150828 Time for optimism, 28 Aug, 2015

Cost of low rates

From South China Morning Post, 21 August 2015 20150821 Cost of low rates, 21 Aug 2015

Rebalancing act

From South China Morning Post, 14 August 2015 20150814 Rebalancing act, 14 Aug, 2015

Calling the bottom

From South China Morning Post, 7 August 2015 20150807 Calling the bottom, 7 Aug, 2015