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Three economic events that were widely expected to be bombshells landed with a thud this week. Here’s what you need to know:

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Somerset's Old Pavilion

On Wednesday I made the trip down to Taunton to watch the 3rd day of the Championship match between Somerset and Middlesex. Despite Somerset having little riding on this end of season match, they had run through Middlesex’s top order the previous day to leave the visitors fighting for their Division 1 status. 745 more words


Sterling Soars on 'No' Vote

The pound strengthened at least 0.3% versus all of its 31 major counterparts as 55.42% of Scottish voters supported the “no” campaign compared with 44.58% who backed independence, a wider margin of victory than suggested in opinion polls. 591 more words

What I've been reading this week

Busy week.

Scotland says “no” to independence! The world breathes a collective sigh of relief as the pound surges. But the uncertainty ain’t over, especially if Cameron backtracks on devolution promises made in the heat of the moment. 185 more words

Reflections on Kolpakgate

When Yorkshire secured their first County Championship win for thirteen years, the club captain Andrew Gale was not on the field. Instead, when Ryan Sidebottom claimed the wicket of Nottinghamshire’s James Taylor to round off an assured performance from his team, he celebrated with his bowling partner Jack Brooks. 1,097 more words


18 September 2014 ~ Scottish Referendum Poll - Free Pocket Change

This referendum business continues to pay out… The writing seems to be on the wall that “No” will win the day (as far as the market is concerned, I’m not quite so convinced (see earlier posts)), nevertheless, more reassurances from the latest poll released at 11:45 UK time today pushed the value of the pound a bit higher. 12 more words

Harry Hindsight News

Yesterday’s retrospective – 18 September

Wednesday was a good day for stock markets with European equities gaining ground. Italian FTSE MIB and Spanish IBEX 35 climbing 1.5% and 1% respectively. French CAC 40 gained 0.5% and German DAX rose by 0.3%. 331 more words