What they say

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


2011 – Predictions

December 28th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Economic and Business Predictions for 2011 UK and Global Growth I am forecasting circa 2% in the UK on the basis that 2011 will see some unwinding of debt though not enough to fuel GDP, quite the opposite as credit remains tight. We should in fact be content if growth is over1.5%. Over 2.5% will…

Has the US Peaked?

December 14th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

The question is somewhat rhetorical. China will take over USA’s GDP and therefore size as a trading nation by the end of the next decade or thereabouts. After this point one might argue that the debate is over. By then India will also be catching up. I must pay respect to Paul Kennedy who has…

High Speed Rail folly

December 3rd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

It’s fashionable in Europe now to carry a monstrous debt, pretend that the Eurozone is still a good idea and now it’s fashionable to have a ‘me-too’ high speed rail system. We marvel at the 2 1/2 hour journey from the centre on London to Paris etc. but what of the social and carbon cost…