Chairman’s Blog

Damon de Laszlo

August 2014

Global trade and a great deal of prosperity generated over the last decade or so has depended on the free movement of goods and people. In the last few months there has been an insidious and growing disruption to both....

/ August 19, 2014
Damon de Laszlo

July 2014

The Middle East continues to polarise along sectarian lines with Isis’s announcement of the establishment of a caliphate – or new Islamic State. The leadership of this organisation appears to be highly sophisticated and a lot...

/ July 2, 2014
Damon de Laszlo

May 2014

Barring a political miscalculation in the Ukraine and provided the conflict in the Middle East does not spread further into Saudi, the Gulf States and Turkey, we should see a steady improvement to the economic world for the time being....

/ May 29, 2014
Damon de Laszlo

March 2014

With spring in the air, we should be seeing economies improve, albeit at different rates. It is certainly likely that those in work and businesses will put the foot on the accelerator.....

/ March 28, 2014