Chairman’s Blog

  • August 2019 - Another interesting positive side effect of the upheaval in the basic order is a realisation that leaders can break through the constraints of bureaucracy.  Flouting all conventional advice, Trump’s meeting...
  • July 2019 - Another interesting positive side effect of the upheaval in the basic order is a realisation that leaders can break through the constraints of bureaucracy.  Flouting all conventional advice, Trump’s meeting...
  • March 2019 - We are not in a bad place economically, although politically the world is fractious and unhappy....
  • February 2019 - The sound and fury of the current debate is obscuring the possibility for stable global growth for the foreseeable future.....
  • ERC Chairman receives Honorary Degree from Durham University - Master of Science Honoris Causa is conferred upon Damon de Laszlo at the University of Durham.
  • December 2018 - The government and parliamentary antics are in danger of creating a frightening constitutional crisis, potentially more damaging than anything the Brexit debate has so far engendered......
  • September 2018 - Looking across the Atlantic, one has to start thinking that Europe is becoming a sideshow to the Pacific Rim countries. Relations between the US, China and Russia are of greater importance to the global economy...
  • August 2018 - The market setback for the technology companies seems mostly to have been driven by a relatively small amount of selling into a market that is suffering from a lack of so-called ‘market makers’.  These thin and volatile...
  • May 2018 - Since putting pen to paper in February, there has been a more than usual amount of trivia in the headlines. The global economic expansion has steadied and in many areas, the rapid growth of last year has dropped to more realistic single digit figures...
  • February 2018 - As many of you know, I have always been fascinated by China, a country that in the Middle Ages led the world in technology and then became paralysed by bureaucracy until the 20th century when ...