Will Saudi Arabia’s oil proposition pay off?

In the aftermath of a damming report by the IMF stating that Saudi Arabia could be bankrupt by 2020, it seems as if the world’s biggest suppliers of oil are finally about to drop their stubborn act and limit their…

Look good on the cheap at Lidl

It wasn’t so long ago when shopping at the likes of Primark, Aldi and Lidl made you a pariah but since the mid 2000s it’s all changed. Primark are up there with your New Looks, sort of, and doing your…

Teaching in the UK- The worsening Recruitment Crisis

Now that the economy in the UK is pulling through, the need to attract top graduates to teaching is particularly at secondary school level is dire. The government has expressed that there are simply not enough people undergoing training and…

Will the Fed hike in December?

Last week saw a phenomenal Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) figure across the pond, with 271,000 jobs being created in the US private sector in October. Naturally, this has put a December hike on the forefront of many minds – including us…

Super Woman

When given the hefty task of writing about ‘Super Women’ I imagined a colourful and digestible post, entertaining and relevant. Easy as can be, right? … Uh-nuh! It turns out the whole process has been extremely humbling and motivating; stirring…

Will London have time for Sub Prime?

I found it interesting reading sub-prime mortgages, widely blamed for causing the 2007-08 financial crisis, are making a surprise comeback in the UK, with several new lenders launching home loans for people with poor credit histories. Lenders are targeting people…

CM Inspires – Interview with James Johnson

James Johnson has been a Partner with Clifford Chance since 2000. Prior to that he was a partner at Wilde Sapte, where he qualified, from 1991 to 2000. James specialises in all forms of corporate banking, but in particular leveraged…

David Cameron – the Tax Credit snatcher?

“I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep”… “I have no plans to cut tax credits”. These two phrases have sparked outrage in the media recently, after plans have emerged these cuts will be made. This comes after it…

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