April 23, 2018

Archives for October 2011

Oil Price Watch 22 October 2011

The FT reported on Tuesday that there were concerns about China’s GDP growth (latest data quarterly data just published showing it had grown at its lowest rate for more than two years). By Friday, Douglas Hepworth, director of research at Gresham Investment Management, told the FT that investors are “obviously nervous about a US slowdown. They […]

Edinburgh Business School alumni featured in Independent’s MBA Supplement

A recent article published in the Independent newspaper MBA supplement entitled ‘Start me up: making fine ideas a reality’ and focussing on how Business Schools are helping shape today’s entrepreneurs features commentary from Edinburgh Business School alumni, Mark Pierotti. Mark, who studied his MBA at Edinburgh Business School during the 1990s, founded charter airline AjA […]

Professor Alex Scott visits Windhoek, Namibia

Professor Alex Scott, Edinburgh Business School‘s Director of Learning and Teaching, recently held information sessions for potential students and also alumni and current students in Windhoek, Namibia. Professor Scott has worked with Professor Keith Lumsden on the development of the MBA from its origins, held the sessions on Friday 30th September 2011. The first session […]

Oil Price Watch 15 October 2011

Welcome to this run of the Oil Price Watch! Over the next few weeks we will be monitoring what has been happening to this crucial market and try to explain why the price has been moving the way it has.

Risk loving … or risk avoiding Australians?

One of the nice things about blogging is that it is interactive and quite often collaborative. It also gives you the license to raise important and interesting questions and puzzles without being in any way obligated or expected to give answers – being able to say, “heck, I don’t know” is a nice break from […]

Exogenous Shock?

There was a worrying macroeconomic development yesterday. Further to my post about the European and US Economies earlier this week, Slovakia has now voted down an expansion of the European Financial Stability Facility. The proposed expansion (which has been approved by all other eurozone members) was intended to provide further lending facilities and the power […]

Oil Price Watch Overview

At different times we have conducted an “Oil Price Watch” (as well as sometimes looking at the behaviour of other commodity markets). The idea was to monitor what happens to the price of oil on a week by week basis as reported in the Financial Times and to see how this market can help illustrate basic economic […]

Banker’s Dilemma?

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has decided to stop some of its customers using cash machines (ATMs) owned by rivals. Now the only cash machines  these customers will be able to use are RBS’s own ones Lloyds Bank has gone down the same route.  And now Nationwide director Mark Rennison has written to the deputy convener […]