Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gold trade in Thailand: Bullion backwash

THE two gold biscuits an Indian man in Bangkok’s Chinatown holds in his right hand are no bigger than a Swiss army knife. He has just bought them on Yaowarat Road for $15,000, but in his native Mumbai they are … Continue reading

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Pawnbrokers: Hock and sinker

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The rise of BlackRock Fly Title:  Pawnbrokers Rubric:  The falling price of gold is hurting the pawnbroking business Main image:  An industry in chains An industry in chains TO WHOM do pawnbrokers turn when … Continue reading

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The Australian dollar: Buoyant

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Invictus Fly Title:  The Australian dollar Rubric:  Australia’s slowing economy needs its floating exchange rate more than ever THIRTY years ago this week, Australia took a big economic gamble. On December 12th 1983 Paul … Continue reading

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Oil prices: Spreading disarray

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Invictus Fly Title:  Oil prices Rubric:  Why the price of crude in America is out of whack with the rest of the world IT IS a common misconception that one barrel of oil is … Continue reading

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