Peter Kinsella

Peter Kinsella

US lending debacle reinforces lessons of the credit crunch

US lending debacle reinforces lessons of the credit crunch

The Fed has been forced to provide $100bn of emergency liquidity, but we are not yet facing another 2008

True portrait of China’s slowdown is alarming

True portrait of China’s slowdown is alarming

The Asian giant’s drop in economic growth might suit the US, but it’s likely to be bad news for Germany – and others

Free-fees model is not best in class

Free-fees model is not best in class

Irish universities have fallen in the world rankings, a problem they blame on inadequate funding. While Brexit offers an opportunity to profit on income from foreign students, the sector needs an overhaul that goes beyond that

Investors play it safe as gloom takes hold

Investors play it safe as gloom takes hold

Worried by downward trends in international markets, investors are starting to look for more secure options for their funds. Gold and silver are possibilities, but currencies such as Swiss and Japanese look more welcoming

Game on: British tech is now playing to win

Game on: British tech is now playing to win

The British technology sector is set to thrive in the coming years, regardless of what ends up happening there with Brexit

Anti-globalisation coming down the tracks for some time

Anti-globalisation coming down the tracks for some time

Political opinion around the world is setting itself against the economic status quo, but it is only catching up with what the figures have been showing for a long time

Existential crisis as Europe’s banks near the point of no return

Existential crisis as Europe’s banks near the point of no return

There is a non-zero chance that European governments may be forced to nationalise parts of the banking system, as there is little reason for investors to hold these shares now

Cost of US debt brings global ups and downs

Cost of US debt brings global ups and downs

US ten-year bond yields look likely to hit an all-time low, which would be good news for developing nations but a bad sign for the Fed

Push comes  to shove in US-China trade battle

Push comes to shove in US-China trade battle

Beijing’s decision to let its currency weaken surprised the markets, and it is far from clear if Washington can muster an intelligent response

How Ireland can stay safe in the face of a corporate tax overhaul

How Ireland can stay safe in the face of a corporate tax overhaul

When forced to reform, Swiss banks adapted swiftly and wisely to ensure continued success. Our economy is agile enough to do the same

The world of impact investing

The world of impact investing

Impact investing is a mushrooming sector that involves making money while making the world a better place, with a focus on social and environmental improvements

Sterling heads for a fall as political upheaval looms

Sterling heads for a fall as political upheaval looms

A hard Brexit followed by a hard-left Labour government is an increasingly likely prospect that would lead to significant capital flight

Thoughts from the end of a financial era

Thoughts from the end of a financial era

As we near the close of a market cycle, smart people anticipate more global conflict and less fallout from Brexit than you might expect

Doubting the almighty dollar

Doubting the almighty dollar

The US currency’s continued primacy in the global market should not be taken as a given, as change can happen overnight

We should take the long view on the productivity growth conundrum

We should take the long view on the productivity growth conundrum

Productivity growth has declined globally since the financial crisis, despite many economies being at full employment. But there is an explanation