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China Sets A Minimum Wage: Send For The Tibetans

IN Guangdong, China, workers will get a new minimum wage from Jan 1. Wages could go up by 20 percent. Will prices for goods go up? Or will China just make the stuff you buy somewhere else?

For decades, Guangdong

Posted: 11th, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scotland Can’t Afford Independence: Windmills Will Bankrupt It

SCOTLAND can’t afford independence. This is a fun little set of numbers :

David Cameron has endorsed an expert report that warned Alex Salmond’s plan for a renewable energy revolution would increase the average household power bill by £875 in

Posted: 9th, November 2011 | In: Money | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Better Than What the Cat Dragged In: Battersea’s Collars And Coats Celebrity Gala Ball

ON November 11th, I’ll be video blogging from the Collars And Coats Celebrity Gala Ball on behalf of Battersea Dogs Home hosted by Peter Andre, who undoubtedly empathises with the cause.

There will be a headlining performances from LULU, straight

Posted: 9th, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malinda Dee: One Alleged Crooked Banker Gets Close To Severe Smack On The Wrist

Bankerincourt ANOTHER in Anorak’s occasional studies of the banking beast.

Meet former Citibank manager Malinda Dee(aka Inong Malinda) left , being shepherded into a Jakarta District Court today. Lots of pushy journalists were making her planned haute couture entrance a smidgeon

Posted: 8th, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Some Good Sense On The Robin Hood Tax

THIS, it’s absolutely correct in every single particular :

The Commission itself points out that a European financial transaction tax would have a serious impact on European growth. It would hit the UK economy, it could reduce European GDP by

Posted: 8th, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yes, Europe’s Going Bust!

YES, Europe’s Going Bust! I think we all pretty much knew this was happening, there have been enough stories about it just recently. But it does really rather look like Europe really is going bust .

Eurozone finance ministers will

Posted: 7th, November 2011 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Finding Complete Bollocks In The Guardian: Banking Balls

NO, no, I know, it’s not a total surprise is it, finding something in The Guardian which is simply complete, total and utter bollocks. And yes, it’s in the comments section but it is still important. Important both for who

Posted: 4th, November 2011 | In: Money | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Robin Hood Tax Will Give London The Entire EU Financial Market

THIS has to be the best paragraph in any of the newspapers today . The Guardian reports:

Treasury sources said Britain would hit the 0.7% target without an FTT, adding that the European commission’s plans would see individual countries using

Posted: 3rd, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The New £50 Note Is An Object Of Desire

HAVE any of you been fed a new £50 note? Right now, only four cash machines in the UK hold the note. Can you guess where they are?

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Posted: 3rd, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ultimate Greek Tragedy: A Tale of Well-Heeled Swine Bankers

swine “EUROPE’S leaders should have paid more attention to the distress of ordinary Greeks and less to the distress of well-heeled European bankers. Rather than trying to punish the “profligate,” they should have thought about the consequences of condemning Greece to

Posted: 3rd, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


So Is It Going To Be France Next To Go Bust After Greece?

SO. Is France alls et to follow Greece? Well, no, obviously it’s not going to be France going bust next: we’ve Spain Italy and Portugal to get through first. But the markets are moving to the point where France might

Posted: 2nd, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Maybe We Finally Get to Jail A Banker: The MF Global Dream

ARE we about to finally jail a banker? That would be nice, wouldn’t it? finally being able to sling into prison a banker or two?

And it really could happen too. No, not because they lost all our money playing

Posted: 1st, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Really Make Money on the Stock Market: The Misinformation Edge

IT’S very difficult to make money on the stock market: most fund managers don’t even manage to bet the general rise (or fall) in the main markets themselves. And if those peeps making £hundreds of thousands a year can’t do

Posted: 31st, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gaia Will be Angry With Us: Solar Power Subsidy Cut

GAIA will be angry with us. But we should still welcome this as

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Posted: 28th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Don’t Fear The Greek Default: It’s A False Alarm

TO a large extent all this alarm about what’s going to happen when Greece defaults is just that: alarm. Alarm with no real basis in anything that’s really likely to happen.

There’s two things you need to know, over and

Posted: 27th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook Founder Sean Parker Finds Being Stinking Rich Awkward: He Is The 0.0000001%

SEAN Parker was once the President of Facebook. He’s now very rich and lives in a house so large you can see the curve of the Earth in his

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Posted: 27th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Occupy Michael Moore: How Rich Is Mr 99%?

MICHAEL Moore explains the percentages.Piers Morgan wants him to admit that he is more 1% than  99% :

MORGAN: I need you to admit the bleeding obvious. I need you to sit here and say, I’m in the one per

Posted: 27th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If The Euro Fails, Europe Fails: Hurrah!

ANGELA Merkel tells us that if the euro fails then Europe fails: to which the correct response

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Posted: 26th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Times Says Copenhagen Is New Capital Of Sweden

THE Times’ Danny Forston has news that Sweden has been relocated:

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Posted: 26th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Governments Lie: Following The Argentina Model

GOVERNMENTS lie all the time of course for you know that a politician is lying when you see his lips move. However, there are lies and lies: we all know that “Vote for me a it’ll all be fine” is

Posted: 24th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Have Good Sex At Occupy Wall Street: Open A Czech Bank Account

ARE you having good sex with the love vibes at Occupy Wall Street?

The Man’s Guide To Love #603 from themansguidetolove on Vimeo .

Feel the love:

The Man’s

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Posted: 23rd, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Legalising Marijuana Can Save The Economy

TEXAS is doing well. You can thanks the  Meixcan drugs trade:

[E]xperts who have studied the impact of drug money say it is undeniable that in a tough economy, trafficking has helped boost employment and economic growth in the state’s

Posted: 22nd, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


European Union To Ban Free Speech

THE European Union has banned free speech. That’s the implication of this little nugget of news :

BRUSSELS—The European Commission is leaning toward proposing a ban on the issuing of sovereign credit ratings for countries in bailout talks, a top

Posted: 21st, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


More Banking Regulation Will Lead To Bigger Banks

MORE banking regulation will lead to bigger banks. There’s a certain, umm, tension, shall we say, between the various things that people are calling for over the banks.

On the one side everyone seems to agree that we’ve got too

Posted: 20th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Halifax Bank Offers New F*ck Account To Its Idiot Customers

HALIFAX bank would like customer Steve Smith to “fuck off”.
Smith, from Lancaster, received a letter addressed to “Dear Off”. Inside was an application form featuring the expletive in black ink.
Says Mr Smith:

“I couldn’t believe the bank has

Posted: 20th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0