Chairman’s Blog

  • January 2020 - by Damon de Laszlo, ERC Chairman

    Since November it’s been difficult to “put pen to paper!” The year ended, from a general point of view, incredibly well. Stock markets at an all-time high, economies trundling along, and no major disasters to spoil the year end.

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  • November 2019 - The US recovery has held up remarkably well despite Trump-created uncertainty and a worry that ten years of improving stock markets should herald an end to a period of growth and bring in a cyclical re-balancing – in other words...
  • 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...