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  • If in doubt, reach for the accent

    The start of a new year is tough on loans bankers, who have to content themselves with looking enviously at all the business their bond colleagues rack up in January. This year has been no different, with one of my old banking cronies recently feeling the impact of a lack of action.

    • 30 Jan 2014
  • As Warren Buffett says, stick with what you know

    Why someone would want to go to China for Chinese New Year, and take part in the largest annual human migration on the planet, is anyone’s guess.

    • 24 Jan 2014
  • The smartest guys on the beach

    Ah, the holidays! I know everyone has only just got back but already I’m looking forward to the next break. Not for me, you understand: I’m always on holiday. No, I just can’t wait for everyone to get out of town again, and in two weeks’ time Chinese New Year will oblige.

    • 17 Jan 2014
  • New Year, new IPOs, same old TaiTai

    It’s the start of the year and in keeping with tradition TaiTai and I have been jotting down a list of “improvements” that we think each of us needs to make. We then frame it and hang it outside our bedroom door and it acts as our New Year resolutions.

    • 10 Jan 2014