Chairman’s Blog

Damon de Laszlo

February 2014

2013 turned out to be a remarkable year from the point of view of stock market recoveries. Nearly all markets rose, producing gains of between 20% and 30% in general: exceptional growth by any standard. January and February have, of...

/ February 28, 2014
Damon de Laszlo

October 2013

The light at the end of this particular tunnel is the hope that our political classes will get the message that less legislation, less pandering to vested interests and more concentration on balanced budgets might be politically popular. Always looking...

/ October 14, 2013
Damon de Laszlo

June 2013

The wild card in the world economy is Europe. One can be more sanguine about China as they have huge resource in both financial and, more importantly, senior government intellectual competence. The greatest worry for the rest of the year,...

/ June 28, 2013
Damon de Laszlo

May 2013

The UK Government continues to muddy the waters of recovery. The lack of political leadership along with incoherent economic and infrastructure policies is not helpful. Political attacks on business do not encourage investment, political polarisation and slanging matches over Europe...

/ May 15, 2013