How often do you meet someone at a party who declares self-deprecatingly, 'Oh, I’m useless when it comes to football/the Middle East/personal finances?' But whereas ignorance of the offside rule might be endearing, and confusio
• The most realistic scenario for euro break-up is that one or more of the weaker peripheral countries will leave the eurozone, introduce a new currency which then falls sharply, and default on a large part of their government
The revelation of attempts to manipulate Libor and other rates is truly shocking. Not just because of the impacts on financial contracts ranging from mortgages to derivatives. There is also a deeper reason.
If concerns about Europe and exposure to the amount of bad debt on European banks balance sheets weren’t enough for the banking sector to think about, the current furore surrounding the Libor fixing scandal isn’t likely to chan
It was reported recently that a son of a Derbyshire farmer lost an appeal over a promised inheritance of the family’s £1.2 million farm. The son was disinherited due to a falling out over the son’s choice of second wife.