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


Planning in Business: Brexit and Trump mask less conspicuous challenges and greater changes ahead.

July 10th, 2018 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
Britain EU

We live in the most unpredictable times since the 1930s, so we are all personally in bumpy, uncharted waters. We hope for the best but how much should we plan for the worst? Sit tight, I will end this piece with optimism… Europe: Brexit is a side show in Brussels compared to the strains being…

The Eurozone demise – the new age Greek tragedy

June 23rd, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
The Euro in Crisis

I have read of bankers and politicians suggesting, no, insisting, that the Eurozone crisis can only be solved in the long run by greater political and economic integration. This is like saying that 6 of the 18 family members are all alcoholics so let’s all get drunk together instead. I am astonished by the intellectual…

Credit Rating Agencies : Mystery bodies controlling our destiny

June 14th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Few people had heard of them or taken much notice of them until a few years ago but now their role in our economic destiny has come into sharper focus. It is the CRA’s view of the UK economy that has led George Osborne to pursue the economic medicine that he has prescribed. It is…

Ireland’s bad day at the races – whose bet is next to turn bad?

November 23rd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

On July 1st I put a positive but cautionary stamp on the Irish recovery. Ireland’s attempt to avoid a rescue deal was always going to fail following Angela Merkal’s recent remarks about private bondholders carrying more risk and the widespread derision last week of Ireland’s attempts at keeping a lid on the problem. So much…