Monthly Archives: October 2008

Newspaper articles in these tumultuous, fatal, not-seen-since-the-Great-Depression times are so tightly packed with cliche that it is hard to do anything other than join in, says Lucy Kellaway. But she says we must be careful not to overstate things.

 

Can you help your home hold its value in the property crash?

 

The idea that a quick recession would purge the world of past excesses is ludicrous. Choosing to risk a catastrophic downward spiral would be like deciding to let a city burn in order to punish someone who smoked in bed. Everything possible must be done to prevent the inescapable recession from turning into something worse, says Martin Wolf.

 

Turmoil in the financial and property markets has left buyers and sellers eyeing each other warily. Tim Cullen of Oxford University’s Said Business School discusses negotiation strategies that can resolve the deadlock

 

In this week’s show, can the head of an IT company survive without email?

 

The idea that a quick recession would purge the world of past excesses is ludicrous. Choosing to risk a catastrophic downward spiral would be like deciding to let a city burn in order to punish someone who smoked in bed. Everything possible must be done to prevent the inescapable recession from turning into something worse, says Martin Wolf.

 

Frozen in Iceland: what are the chances of getting your offshore savings back?

 

The worst consequences of the banking crisis – a true depression – have been avoided. But the impact of the implosion of what economist Nouriel Roubini calls ‘the largest leveraged asset bubble and credit bubble in history’ is hitting real economies hard, says Martin Wolf.

 

Four experts give their views on IT security risks, cloud computing techniques in malware, the best way to spend security budgets and the nature of the enemy

 

Leading economists from London Business School – Lucrezia Reichln, Richard Portes, Andrew Scott and Helene Rey – dissect the roots of the financial crisis, and debate how badly the real economy will be affected. The debate was chaired on Oct 14 by Mark Malcolmson in front of alumni of the LBS.