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Stephen Archer is a speaker with great charisma. By using illustrations and personal experiences and not being afraid to share his own point of view of the current situation and who is to blame for it, he engages the whole audience, at the same time helping us all to understand the credit crunch a little better.

— Warwick Business School

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The end of the Euro?

July 22nd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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With the current stress within the Eurozone, are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the Euro? Quite possibly in my view. I have maintained from the outset that the Euro is a deeply flawed concept and was doomed to fail if not the whole region then at least some members. We now have…


BP

July 14th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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BP, BP is now slipping out of trouble thanks to the new cap which will surely work and in combination with the relief wells the crisis will abate. Amazingly the US coastguard says that it will require a only a few more weeks to work on the mess. But how does BP get its reputation rebuilt? It must…


Cutting the State – a mistake?

July 5th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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There is a view that cutting state costs and jobs at this time will hinder recovery and even precipitate a second recessionary dip. I believe that we have to tackle the debt as a priority, indeed, I think the majority believe this, in which case the question should be posed – ‘when is the right…


Irish recovery

July 1st, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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No, not the title of a book about the ‘morning after’, but hopefully the title of a real economic recovery. The news that GDP has grown by 2.7% in the past quarter is excellent though needs to be temepred with the slight fall in GNP and an increase in unemploymnet claimants taking unemployment to over…