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EQE and the Conditionality Risk in the Energy Markets Financing Scheme

There were many ways to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Black Wednesday this week, the day the UK crashed out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism and sparked a sterling crisis. Neil Collins and Jonathan Ford, hosts of the A Long Time in Finance podcast, chose to do it in a three-part series that ran […]

ALTIF Transcripts: Remembering Black Wednesday, Part Three

In the final episode on Britain’s 1992 currency crisis, Neil and Jonathan look at the consequences of Black Wednesday with Jonathan Portes, Sir Paul Tucker, both of whom had ringside seats in the Treasury and Bank of England respectively, and economic historian Duncan Weldon. Presented by Jonathan Ford and Neil Collins. With Duncan Weldon and Jonathan […]

Bed, Bath and Beyond Saga; The Plot Thickens

This is the third part in our series analysing this summer’s meme stock favourite, BBBY. Our first instalment went into a previously-unknown element behind the rise of GameStop (GME) stock in late 2019 (unknown to the mainstream at least). This noted that a user called ‘namsilat’, who also appears to operate TheCorporation subreddit, had provided […]

Spot Markets Live Transcript: 23/09/22

Today’s Spot Markets live session is with Anjuli Davies, formerly of the Telegraph and Reuters, Davies’ last posting was as Senior City Editor for the Telegraph, moving there from her role as Acting Chief UK Financial Correspondent for Reuters. Comments addressing audience questions have been put in bold. Izabella Kaminska 11:58 Hello and welcome to […]

In the Blind Spot (Prop Crypto Trading, Adam Curtis, Resistors)

Business, Econ, Markets etc… The zinc market is stuck between both weakened demand and decreased supply. One of the world’s most powerful oil & gas traders may be created as Abu Dhabi Oil Giant discusses purchasing Gunvor. Apple will move 25 per cent of its entire iPhone production line to India by 2025, seeking to […]