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Lessons from 2009 for Poland

Thursday, December 30, 2010 » Tags:

Poland was the ONLY country in the EU to avoid recession in 2009. In 2010 we expect again the record level in Europe (around 2% GDP growth). How was such an economic top performance possible?

Probably the most important aspect was that Poland had a relative low debt ratio (about 50% ...

In our economic system it is essential to take responsibility for your own financial well being. Where under certain protective economic systems the state will care for the individual to a large extend, these systems tend to come with loads of disadvantages. We’re all happy to live in a ...

High Frequency Trading

Saturday, October 23, 2010 » Tags:

The Slow are Lunch After All

Is it just a case for open source software?

In the wake of their public face off in 2008 where during 6 hours and 45 minutes they were unable to consolidate any trades, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) announced that will upgrade it’s .NET ...

Looking for safe investments? Government bonds!

But is that really so? And if not, what tools do we have to assess and compare the risks? Is there an issue with Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain (the “GIIPS countries”)?

First of all there are the rating agencies. They ...