Mark Deans, Moneycorp
Daily brief: Moneycorp
Mark Deans, Dealing Manager at Moneycorp
3 January 2012
Good morning and happy new year. The Daily Mail kicks off 2012 with a careless and eccentric rant at the City: "What recession? While families see income squeezed,
16 December 2011
Today is apparently the favoured day for the office party, that once-a-year chance for Sunday drinkers to embarrass themselves.
15 December 2011
In a speech yesterday, the UK's Chief of the Defence Staff said "I am clear that the single biggest strategic risk facing the UK today is economic rather than military."
14 December 2011
James Murdoch claims not to have known about the phone hacking, despite having replied to at least one email on the subject. Apparently he had not read the message before sending his reply.
13 December 2011
The Higgs boson is a massive particle predicted in 1964 by the Standard Model of particle physics. It is argued to be necessary for the formation of matter.
12 December 2011
Depending on their attachment to the competitors in the popular karaoke TV show X Factor, many Brits will have been delighted or disappointed at yesterday's result.
9 December 2011
The 28th British Social Attitudes survey was conducted between June and September 2010 and published this Wednesday.
8 December 2011
Images taken a week ago by the Heliospheric Imager-1 space telescope show a big solar flare. As the flare passes Mercury it appears to reveal a planet-sized object.
7 December 2011
Parliament's crossbench Treasury Committee was as ready as ever yesterday to sink its teeth into another hapless civil servant.
6 December 2011
The Turner Prize is awarded annually to the work of art most likely to generate controversy and derision. Past winners have included an unmade bed, a dead fish, a pile of bricks and a cheese sandwich.
5 December 2011
"Ever wondered what monetary policy is?" That is how the European Central Bank (ECB) introduces €conomia. The policy simulation game is an interesting demonstration of how difficult it is to control inflation with interest rates alone.
2 December 2011
They really started something in Athens when Lucas Papademos and his unelected government took power last month. In these straitened times the idea of saving money on the election process has undeniable appeal to the EU and its client states.
1 December 2011
Earlier in the week this column was scornful of the unions' plan to strike their way out of recession. In retrospect that was a totally unwarranted calumny.
30 November 2011
There is a delicious irony in the first result that pops up in a Google search for TUC. It begins: "Trades Union Congress – TUC – Britain at work".
29 November 2011
In past years the people of Longton, Stoke on Trent, have had to make do with the likes of Elton John and Sienna Miller to turn on their Christmas lights.