December 2011

Human rights for all

Eulàlia d'Ortadó's picture

On December 10th we commemorated the 63rd anniversary of the approval by the General Assembly of the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights[1]. As we celebrated the Human Rights Day and the immense triumph of the international community we need to closely read the text and remember the fundamental freedoms enshrined in it, which each human being without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language or religion, is entitled to.

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The City doesn’t trust Merkozy’s Europe

Robert Casajuana's picture

I was on my way to my office in the City of London last Friday morning when I realised that Cameron had taken a big decision in Europe. When you are dealing on a trading desk you try to guess the effect of these political decisions on the financial assets more directly related to it and affected by it. And believe me, in the last couple of years this has been a constant challenge for us bond traders.

Cameron’s was a big move, a big decision, a brave answer to Europe or a cowardly one depending on the point of view taken.

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