``British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced Friday that the British government intend to issue a Renminbi denominated bond and to use the proceeds to finance the government's reserves of foreign currency. "I can now announce that the UK government intend to be the first national government outside of China to issue a bond in China's currency.''
Today I will deliver a Budget for a resilient economy - starting with a resilient pound coin pic.twitter.com/Ev2IuNpXg4 — George Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 19, 2014 On Friday, the British government opened a new competition to redesign the one-pound coin. The new coin, announced earlier this year, will "world’s most secure circulating coin," according to a statement […]
Back in August, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury in the United Kingdom, ordered the Treasury to scrutinize the potential risks and benefits of digital currencies like Bitcoin. Now, the Bank of England has released the … Continue reading ?
The British government is "scrambling" to offer more perks to Scotland after a recent poll shows a slim majority are now in favor of independence. British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that plans would be set out inShow More Summary
On the morning after the poll before, "Vote No and get something better" summed up George Osborne's message. It's a tried and trusted message which worked in the independence referendum in Quebec when a last minute poll lead for Yes was transformed into a narrow No. Show More Summary
LONDON — The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days, as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. UK Chancellor George Osborne told the BBC onShow More Summary
The existing statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Tavistock Square, London On a visit to India in July, UK chancellor George Osborne announced that a statue of Mahatma Gandhi would be erected in Parliament Square. You can criticize Osborne for...Show More Summary
One of the many blows landed by Alex Salmond during last night’s debate centred on Alistair Darling’s criticism of the Office of Budget Responsibility, set up in 2010 by George Osborne… Continue reading The post Salmond finally works out how to wind up Darling appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The FT's Janan Ganesh pic.twitter.com/lRZnizuSWE — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) August 15, 2014 The Janan Ganesh comment that goes right to the heart of GE2015 In the run up to the May elections the George Osborne biographer and FT columnist wrote the following which goes right to the heart of the Tory challenge on economic policy. […]
For the last five years, politicians of all shades have been banging on about how we should adopt this or that aspect of German economic policy. George Osborne argued in… Continue reading The post If you want a lesson in how not to run an economy, take the Eurostar appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
It’s been a good week for Bitcoin. In addition to Blocksign’s Bitcoin-based electric signature launch on Tuesday, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne is signaling that the UK wants to regulate Bitcoin, or virtual currency systems like it, as legal, digital cash, reports the Daily Mail. Britain’s top financial cabinet minister George Osborne spoke […]
News just in that George Osborne’s cat, Freya, was hit by a car outside Downing Street last night, and is currently at the vets. Freya is famous for her love of hunting… Continue reading The post The nine lives of Freya, the Chancellor’s cat appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Why we should be sceptical about all Boris polling For those like me who love watching political battles the ongoing tussle for the Tory leadership between Boris Johnson and George Osborne will be a pleasure to behold. Both have their strong points and both, it is said, have set their hearts on being Dave’s successor. […]
George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury in the United Kingdom, has commissioned the Treasury to launch a program that will scrutinize the potential risks and benefits of digital currencies such as Bitcoin. The … Continue reading ?
Chancellor George Osborne said at an event in London today that he wants the UK to be at the pinnacle of financial technology (FinTech) and virtual currency developments. The UK capital is well known for being one of the world’s financial...Show More Summary
Today was set to be a boring day in Westminster. Sajid Javid, a courtier to George Osborne, was billed to give (yet another) speech about how the economy is going… Continue reading The post Team Boris vs Team Osborne — the first skirmish appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
George Osborne can’t quite help himself. Today he’s continuing his Northern charm offensive, which has been impressively choreographed. He gave a speech back in June in which he said he… Continue reading The post Osborne’s choice: important projects or welfare appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Some of what David Smith, author of the essential Economic Outlook column in the Sunday Times, says today will be salve to George Osborne: ‘…the government intended to spend £722bn… Continue reading The post George Osborne’s taxing dilemma appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
From The Sunday Telegraph The auctioning of the right to play David Cameron and Boris Johnson at tennis, sold for an eye-watering £160,000 at a recent Tory party fundraiser, demonstrates that Dave vs Boris is still – for now – the Conservative contest that people will pay to see. And no wonder. A permanent state [...]
From the Morning Briefing: subscribe here "UK has fastest-growing economy" is our splash. "Britain's recovery outstrips the world" is the Times' front page. "Grow for it", cheers page 2 of the Sun. "Boost for Osborne as IMF uprates growth", says the Guardian. The IMF has raised its growth forecasts for the second time this year; [...]