January 2011 Noteworthy News

January 2011 Noteworthy News

  There’s no doubt there’ll be plenty of news over the coming months but as the classic lyrics remind us `I read the news today, Oh boy...'   Sometimes it’s good to have a rest from the news, especially as it’s often a deep look at shallow news, only  learning such things as ` ... how many holes it [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.22 – Break Away: Lodging Fusion

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.22 – Break Away: Lodging Fusion

Break Away: Lodging Fusion You’re there and suddenly it’s all worthwhile. But getting there! ....Threats of cancelled flights, traffic jams and suitable bribes for the children.  And then there is all the packing and unpacking!  Oh!  And what about closing down the house?  Who last had the toaster?  Was it unplugged? Did we take the [...]
May 2010 Noteworthy News

May 2010 Noteworthy News

Monthly Noteworthy News: Bank Taxes to Fund Future Bailouts The IMF is set to propose new taxes on global financial institutions. FSC (Financial Stability Contribution) and the FAT  Tax ( Financial Activities Tax) – did we just see irony? – will be placed on profits and pay. The next G20 held, Canada in June, is [...]
That’ll Be Three French Hens and No Ladies Dancing

That’ll Be Three French Hens and No Ladies Dancing

Thanks to the PNC Christmas Price Index the economy can be tracked when illustrating the purchase of gifts for the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas. The Index shows, in keeping with inflation, Christmas gets more expensive each year with a 1.8% increase over last year; itself an 8.1% increase over the previous year.  This year’s True [...]