Posts Tagged ‘global financial crisis

27
Nov
09

Is Dubai’s culture of excess too good to last?

South KoreaIndia,  Canada, Mexico – you’ll struggle to find a market that hasn’t woken up to the here we go again syndrome today. 

A leading state-owned firm in Dubai has announced  it will be delaying debt repayments for six months, plunging markets into mayhem.

Are we about to embark on global financial crisis  ’round two’? And after decades of lavish living, is it time to say bye bye to Dubai?

Continue reading ‘Is Dubai’s culture of excess too good to last?’

11
Sep
09

The economic downturn: What’s the last year been like for you?


Continue reading ‘The economic downturn: What’s the last year been like for you?’

03
Aug
09

On air: Are graduates entitled to a job?

The case of Trina Thompson is making waves around the blogosphere at the moment.

University graduates Trina graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Monroe College in New York in April. A full three months later, Trina says she hasn’t been able to get a job and so she is suing the college for the $70,000 she spent in tuition fees.
Continue reading ‘On air: Are graduates entitled to a job?’

22
Oct
08

ON TV: Is recession inevitable?

On Friday Ros will be making his world TV debut …no pressure. WHYS will be on BBC World News at 1040 BST, 1345 BST and 1740 BST – if you want to catch us. This is where you come in. Our three mini editions of the programme are part of the BBC’s special day focusing on the economy. After a few some what bumpy weeks, we are asking these two questions – Is recession inevitable? Has your confidence returned? Continue reading ‘ON TV: Is recession inevitable?’

09
Oct
08

Is there an upside to the credit crunch?

It’s been a miserable few weeks hasn’t it? The world as we know it is apparently collapsing… everyone seems to be worried. I haven’t slept that well myself. Here in the WHYS office we’ve just been trying to cheer ourselves up a bit…surely there must be something positive amidst the doom and gloom? Continue reading ‘Is there an upside to the credit crunch?’

09
Oct
08

On air: Financial crisis….who is to blame?

It goes on and on, but it’s all that you’re talking about. Money and the global financial crisis. Governments around the world are taking drastic measures to get money moving again and get banks lending, but who is to blame? Continue reading ‘On air: Financial crisis….who is to blame?’

08
Oct
08

Talking points 9th October

Hi everyone..it’s Karnie today. Here’s something to get you started: The financial crisis is still dominating global news..shares have risen across the globe following government intervention. A slow start, but perhaps in the right direction? BUT as yet nobody has been blamed. Continue reading ‘Talking points 9th October’

26
Sep
08

Talking Points 26th September

Goodmorning, it’s Karnie with you today..

The 700 billion dollar rescue US deal has stalled. The proposal indicates each American taxpayer will pay out 5,300 dollars to rescue the banking system and save the world economy from catastrophe. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 26th September’

25
Sep
08

On air: Is making big money immoral?

Emergency talks are continuing in the US over securing the seven hundred billion dollar rescue package for the US economy. While in the UK the Church of England’s two most senior clerics have called the bankers and speculators behind the credit crisis “bank robbers” and “asset strippers.” Continue reading ‘On air: Is making big money immoral?’

19
Sep
08

On air: Should governments control the Markets?

It’s been a jittery week to say the least on the world financial markets. We’ve seen US investment bank Lehman brothers go bust, Merrill Lynch being forced to sell itself to Bank of America, a multi billion dollar bailout of insurance giant AIG and a takeover of British bank HBOS by rival Lloyds TSB. Continue reading ‘On air: Should governments control the Markets?’




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