Tags » Bitesize

5 tips to boost literacy

It used to puzzle me when strangers remarked on how well my children could speak. Now, strangers remark on how well my youngest (just turned 6) can read. 411 more words


Zabludowicz Collection #bitesize

(If you can remember the peculiar spelling of its name, let alone its pronunciation), the Zabludowicz Collection is a rather magnificent little gem, tucked away between Chalk Farm and Belsize Park. 272 more words

Bitesize: The past decade’s productivity growth in historical context

John Lewis

How poor has the past decade of productivity growth been by historical standards? Exceptionally. 317 more words


Mini Film Reviews (16-04-18 to 22-04-18)

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Much better than I was expecting. Snappy and sharp action-comedy, with some really sweet moments. 9/10.

Wrath of the Titans

Average fantasy film. 124 more words

Film Reviews

Bitesize: UK real interest rates over the past three centuries

John Lewis

How low are UK real interest rates by historical standards? Using the Bank’s Millennium of Macroeconomic Data, I compute real bank rate, mortgage rates, and 10-year government bond yields over time. 321 more words


Bitesize: Risk-weight watchers: a probe into UK banks’ capital ratios

James Cui and Marcus Pettersson

Shortcomings of the Basel capital framework became apparent in the 2007-8 crisis. One much reviewed and debated issue is that capital ratios can be increased by changes to methods and models for calculating RWA (M&M changes hereinafter) rather than by changes to balance sheets. 283 more words

Financial Stability

Bitesize! S-Club 7

Insidious things, oldies radio stations. You tune in with the harmless intention of soundtracking your working day, hoping for a little Carl Perkins here, a dash of The Animals there, a sprinkling of The Walker Brothers all over, only to find yourself the victim of heretical thoughts such as, “actually, Bachman Turner Overdrive really weren’t that bad”. 476 more words