Money Matters

I recently noticed a report which concluded that members of Generation X are poorer than those from the Baby Boom generation. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ financial security and mobility project…
Friday February 13 - February 19, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 7)

Thailand in 2015: What next?

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Once again it’s the time when finance experts try to make predictions for the new year. Global economy is turning Japanese The global economic backdrop in 2015 remains a debt…
Friday February 6 - February 12, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 6)

2015 Global Outlook: Hazimemaste!

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
It was a great pleasure to speak with the economist Prof. Steve Keen at the IDEA economics Asia launch in December. Steve is one of only 13 economists in the…
Friday January 30 - February 5, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 5)

Abe Nonsense?

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Many of Shinzo Abe’s fellow party members disagreed with his decision1 when he dissolved the Diet in November. But the gamble paid off and he has won another term to…
Friday January 2 - January 8, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 1)
Amidst all the brouhaha surrounding the proposed changes to the Foreign Business Act (FBA), and before that the changes to short-term tourist visa rules, one important development could easily be…
Friday December 26 - January 1, 2015 (Vol. XXII No. 52)

Oil price drop could fuel crisis

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Like the man parading up and down the high street with a sandwich board, for most of 2014 I’ve been harping on about us coming to the end of the…
Friday December 19 - December 25, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 51)

All’s well that ends well?

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
In mid-November, UK Ambassador Mark Kent used his blog page on the FCO website1 to criticise proposed changes to Thailand’s Foreign Business Act (FBA). It was the first time I’d…
Friday December 5 - December 11, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 49)

UK Parliament debates Money Creation

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
The UK Parliament held a debate recently on Money Creation and Society. This was the first time money creation had been debated in the House of Commons since 1844. The…
Friday November 28 - December 4, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 48)
November is a time of year when many Europeans and Americans reflect on Armistice Day, a commemoration of the end of the First World War. Having grown up in the…
Friday November 21 - November 27, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 47)
We’ve just passed the 85th anniversary of Black Tuesday, the pinnacle of the Wall Street Crash, when 16 million shares were traded in one day. Have economists, central banks and…
Friday November 14 - November 20, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 46)

Is the Fed a Cult? - Part 3

Friday, 14 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 46 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
In my previous article I wrote about why the Federal Reserve is beginning to look like a cult, with its dogmatic beliefs in a system which, to the outsider, clearly…
Friday November 7 - November 13, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 45)

Is the Fed a Cult? - Part 2

Friday, 07 November 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 45 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
In my previous article I wrote about why the Federal Reserve is beginning to look like a cult, with its dogmatic beliefs in a system which, to the outsider, clearly…
Friday October 31 - November 6, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 44)

Is the Fed a Cult? - Part 1

Friday, 31 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 44 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Neo-classical economics: An approach to economics that relates supply and demand to an individual’s rationality and his or her ability to maximize utility or profit. - Investopedia1 The Fed is…
Friday October 24 - October 30, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 43)

Gross profits or Gross negligence?

Friday, 24 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 43 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
“Through the Total Return Fund & other strategies, Bill has created more value for more investors than anyone in the history of our industry” - Douglas Hodge, PIMCO CEO June…
Friday October 17 - October 23, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 42)

Making the right choices

Friday, 17 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 42 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Finance can be a complex business. That may not be the most controversial statement you read today, but it is something frequently overlooked. To start with, there is no single…
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