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Can demographics help us understand Putin’s game?

The following thread is from Simon Kuestenmacher Simon’s one of the clearest thinkers on Geography I’ve read, maybe because he writes like Abba sang, as a European in a second tongue (making his words stand out as each is thought … Continue reading

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Life during wartime

A comment on yesterday’s blog on the impact of the Ukrainian war on our pensions Henry What was invested in your funds is no longer relevant – what is invested now is to all intents and purposes zero. So for … Continue reading

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Why does Putin have so much of our money?

In a brilliant essay, Tim Harford looks at the brinksmanship Putin is playing with the rest of the world over Russia’s nuclear capability. This morning that threat seems the more real as his forces nearly damaged a Ukrainian nuclear reactor. … Continue reading

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The West must learn fortitude.

The world is living through a perilous moment. Ukrainians are offering it a lesson in fortitude. Birdsong above Kyiv. Soon, the curfew on the city will lift. And millions can emerge from their bunkers. From our conversations over this weekend, … Continue reading

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Swift – does Russia get the message?

This blog is about Swift, I don’t use it but you may – so skip the explanation if you do – it’s for the non-bankers among us! With the rapid deterioration of the Russia/Ukraine situation, you’re going to hear a … Continue reading

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Stop – Putin – stop!

  Last night, BBC2 ran a program on the invasion of Russia by the Germans in the second world war. Hitler was characterised as a man who wanted German to be permanently at war as (for him) it energised the … Continue reading

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