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Financial crisis = televisual crack

February 5, 2009

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Here is another one of those “no shit Sherlock” reports.  A report commissioned by Sky News reports that television reports about the banking crisis having had the biggest impact on British viewers of any news story in the last 20 years. Isn’t it slightly disingenuous to report this as news? Anyone working in a TV newsroom […]

Mugged on Gray’s Inn Road

October 21, 2008

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As I’ve alluded to in previous posts I have a few issues with budgeting. While it’s cool to have so many Librans in my life, the months of September and October are always tight as I seem to have parties to attend every other night. This has left me with £23 in cash (£20 of which was […]

Andrew Lahde quits the game to “spend more time with his money”

October 18, 2008

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An inspirational story about hedge fund legend Andrew Lahde bowing out of the business in today’s Financial Times. Possibly one of the best resignation letters, ever?

Calculate personal inflation as UK figure hits record high

October 14, 2008

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Inflation in the UK has hit a record high. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) reached 5.2% last month – the highest CPI reading since 1997 and a 16-year historical inflation peak. But what does this mean for me, I hear you asking. Well, the Office for National Statistics has this genius JavaScript-based calculator that allows […]

Even online advertising is doomed

October 13, 2008

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In the second quarter of 2008, the online revenue of the Newspaper Association of America was down 2.4 per cent compared with last year, to $777 million. This is the first year-over-year drop since the group began measuring online revenue in 2003. Maybe it’s time to bail on the media game in the UK and start farming cocoa […]

Picturing a downfall – financial markets in freefall

October 10, 2008

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Can’t get your head around why people keep going on about this crisis? To be honest after the hell of the past week I was getting kinda bored of it too until a friend mailed me this: Kinda makes you think again eh?

Financial crisis on a global scale

October 10, 2008

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The fruits of my labours today (in addition to surviving the hangover from hell). Wanted to embed some stills, maybe I’ll get round to that later. Today really was the day that it hit us just how out of control the financial meltdown really is.   Despite all of the measures by governments around the […]