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


Greece and Scotland – Unlikely comparisons?

October 13th, 2014 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

For three hundreds years Scotland, made up of a mainland and many islands has been part of the UK. For nearly 15 years Greece made up of a mainland and many islands has been part of the Euro – the ‘ultimate’ member status of the EU. Greece has had a torrid time as a member…

Greek debt tragedy takes a breather – but is it now a Chimera?

March 13th, 2012 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

On the face of it, the ECB as lender of last resort has staved off a Eurozone disaster. It did so by issuing a staggering 1 Trillion Euros credit (for three years at almost no interest) not to Greece but to the banks of Europe whose balance sheets were not too healthy – or would…

Economic Confidence – Greece and Oil

May 17th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Two things lubricate an economy: liquidity and confidence. Without one or the other, an economy struggles. I wrote about this five months ago and now we have a new global, US and UK dynamic at play when it comes to confidence in the economy. Greece and oil, but I will come to this. Growth in…

The end of the Euro?

July 22nd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

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…