October 2010 Noteworthy News

October 2010 Noteworthy News

Basel s brushing  around  as, after the Banking Supervision Committee said it will require lenders to have common equity capital to at least 4.5% of assets and will introduce a 2.5% buffer, the news was generally one of acceptance.  There are now mumblings of it being too excessive and debate will continue. Accountancy Counts  according [...]
Catering for Conversation

Catering for Conversation

Musicians, writers, scientists, artists from every field, and historical figures, were among the famous and not-so-famous; language wasn’t to be a barrier and fictional characters even entered the discussion after a recent `#Watercoolermoment'  with Enterprise Nation  (e_nation)  which had us thinking about our fantasy guests at a dinner party. Thus the debate began, and ran with [...]
Ethical Money: Transparent Oxymoron or an Elephant in the Room?

Ethical Money: Transparent Oxymoron or an Elephant in the Room?

All things, or at least many things, eco and ethical, were mused upon during a conversation following the news of the grounding of a ship on the Great Barrier Reef. Giving out a quick remark to such a disaster is restrictive as both ethics and ecology are challenging, huge subjects. There is the temptation for [...]
Business Energy Cycles

Business Energy Cycles

YouGen’s Cathy Debenham recently asked the question "How many cyclists does it take to boil a kettle?"  Her Blog included fascinating numbers, and debate followed at SUF Headquarters about Business Cycles. How many employees does it take to maintain a Company? How many regulations does it take to manage a Company? How many entrepreneurs does [...]