The Scandinavian countries are success stories in the modern world, with Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland taking the top four spots in the recent U.S. News & World Report’s annual ‘Best Countries’ ranking. How can these countries which have some of the highest income taxes in the world, regularly top the ‘best country’ indices each and every year?
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Mind the Gap: Commute Time Discrepancies between Genders?
As the population of the United Kingdom continues to rise with the number of new homes struggling to feed this increased demand, it has been found that there is a ‘Commuting Gender Gap’ where men are more likely to face longer commutes than women.
Foreign Investments: Who Invests in the UK, and Where Do We Invest?
The ongoing talks about Theresa May’s Brexit Deal regularly bring up the links that the United Kingdom has with other countries. Most of these conversations focus on trade, but what if we were to redirect the analysis to financial investment instead?
Are Pubs Really Dying in the United Kingdom?
We look at the recently published data by the Office of National Statistics which looks into the ‘Pub Economics’ of the United Kingdom, and looks to answer the question: “Are Pubs Really Dying in the UK?”
The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) Explained
The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book Regulation Proposals from the BCBS aim to improve the Market Risk frameworks of Financial Institutions. We give a high level overview of the changes.
Stress Testing: Assessing Banking Resilience
Stress testing is an attempt to mimic certain market movements which follow a path to their worst outcome (rather than just changing a number of factors, and seeing the immediate theoretical change).
Footballers’ Wages: Justified?
We explore the reasons driving the high salaries earned by modern footballers, and whether they offer ‘value for money’. We also discuss if the application of an additional tax to this salary should be justified.