October 29, 2020

Archives for November 2011

Edinburgh Business School Director of Business, Alick Kitchin, Featured in Times Newspaper Supplements

Recent editions of The Times newspaper have run features on Edinburgh Business School, its distance learning MBA programme and EBS’ Director of Business, Alick Kitchin. An article published in the newspaper, dated November 21st and titled “Fast track life of the frequent flyer” explores Alick’s thoughts on airline travel as a frequent flyer – he […]

Oil Price Watch November 26th 2011

Oil prices continued to fall this week (but only marginally) as demand side fears about the European debt crisis and poor US economic data weighed more heaviliy than worries about a possible European ban on oil imports from Iran and a fall in US inventories. This is just a short update – next week I plan to also use the Oil Price […]

Million Dollar Taxis

I was in New York in October 2011 and read in the Times that two New York taxi medallions – aluminium plates that grant the right to operate a yellow cab – recently changed hands for $1 million each. This is the highest recorded sale since the first medallions were issued in 1937. At that […]

Interesting Articles

A few more articles on the continuing Euro Crisis, all from Economist blogs: A discussion of the end of Silvio Berlusconi can be found here A great interactive graphic on the European economy here A candid assessment of European Central Bank policy here Tim Harford discusses credit ratings agencies and their role here Australia faces […]

Oil Price Watch November 19th 2011

The Brent oil price fell significantly by more than $7 this week, there is an interesting post by Reuters which illustrates some of the short-term reasons for this, as well as some medium to longer term issues – including crucially Issue 5 (limited effectiveness of cartels) in the Oil Price Watch Overview The conflicting pressures within the Organization […]

Edinburgh Business School Sweden Alumni Club Event

On 9th November, Edinburgh Business School Alumni Club (Sweden) held its annual meeting at Executive Management Institute (ExMI), Danderyd, Sweden. The evening was attended by fifteen Edinburgh Business School graduates and featured an address by Mr Mikael Jensen, CEO of ExMI and also by newly appointed Ambassador for the Swedish chapter of EBS Alumni, Mr […]

Edinburgh Business School MBA Program Launches in Jordan

Representatives from Edinburgh Business School and EBS Arabworld attended an event organized by Al Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) to celebrate the launch of a new academic collaboration offering the MBA programme with teaching from both AAU and EBS faculty. A ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, on Wednesday 28th of September 2011, under […]

Early Retirement?

We all know that life expectancy has increased dramatically over the last fifty years, and if you believe this Guardian graphic produced from the recent UN report on population, it looks set to increase further across the world by the end of the century. Because of this developed economies now have an increasingly large proportion […]