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Moneycorp LogoDaily brief: Moneycorp

Everything’s moving

Posted on: 4 February 2015

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Monopoly board game in France, its maker will produce one set containing €20,580 in real euros.

All change

Posted on: 30 January 2015

"One must be careful not to be baffled and bewildered by technical jargon. There is no sphere of human thought in which it is easier for a man to show superficial cleverness and the appearance of superior wisdom than in discussing questions of currency and exchange."

Survivor not victim

Posted on: 28 January 2015

The Moscow Times reports that budget cuts are forcing the Russian State Circus Company to lay off some of its 2,000 animals.

ECB pulls the trigger

Posted on: 23 January 2015

TV commentators became increasingly agitated yesterday afternoon as the minutes ticked by until the European Central Bank president arrived seven minutes late for his press conference.

Pull up a sandbag

Posted on: 21 January 2015

Pedants are unfairly having a go at the Royal Mint because its new £2 coin shows King John using a quill to sign Magna Carta.

QE countdown

Posted on: 19 January 2015

A chap took his three-year-old son to a Folkestone nursery, leaving him with a bag containing his packed lunch.

Franc shank

Posted on: 16 January 2015

Monday: "The floor rate must remain the pillar of Swiss monetary policy.

Disinflationary forces

Posted on: 15 January 2015

According to a press release from headphone manufacturer Sennheiser, 1728 of the emails we receive every year are pointless because their subject matter is trivial and nobody cares.

So far so good

Posted on: 14 January 2015

Dear Chancellor, When inflation falls outside its 1%-3% target band the Bank's remit requires me to write to you explaining what we are doing about it.


Posted on: 13 January 2015

Fearless investigative journalists at the Daily Mail have opened the lid on instant porridge

Jobs day

Posted on: 9 January 2015

A Birmingham policeperson ran a gang of drug-dealers for years without being detected.

Investors scorn euro zone deflation

Posted on: 8 January 2015

There was absolutely nothing funny about yesterday's Euroland consumer price index data: Deflation slumped to -0.2% in the year to December. So investors saw no fundamental reason to attack the euro.


Posted on: 7 January 2015

A few hours ahead of Twelfth Night, as traditionalists were taking down their Christmas lights, the local authority in Walsall was putting them up.

Sterling slippage

Posted on: 6 January 2015

Cornish pasty makers fear for their livelihoods if the proposed EU/US free trade agreement goes ahead.

Grexit looms again

Posted on: 5 January 2015

Was it deliberately run aground?