Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Ireland only half interested in Europe?

A population presented with Hobson’s choice will tend to exhibit high levels of indifference. And so it would appear the national broadcasting station RTE is confirming that reality tonight….

May 31st, 2012 by

Government

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What value is there in a Facebook day?

It was the strangest day yesterday when everything reminded me of Facebook and its current $58bn market valuation. I woke up with terrible back ache so decided to go to the Doctors on the way to work. I jumped in … Continue reading

May 31st, 2012 by

Value

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Spotify to face the valuation music?

Launched in 2008, there is so much to like about Spotify. A great consumer offering with well over 10m users and up to 3m subscribers who appear to be devotees of the music streaming site and it’s social networking features. … Continue reading

May 31st, 2012 by

Technology

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Logica or logical next steps?

Today’s CGI $2.6 billion bid for Logica is at a 60% plus premium which should give some hope to the VALUE bottom-fishers out there. There are a number of characteristics of the deal which we believe confirm ongoing M&A trends….

May 31st, 2012 by

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Ireland? Greece? Pass the beer nuts…

I voted because Head of the Referendum Commission Justice Feeney thinks it’s an “important” thing to avail of that right. I fully agree, particularly as many other sovereign freedoms seem to have been handed over without a vote. However, financial … Continue reading

May 31st, 2012 by

Value

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Facebook and phones?

We welcome Venkman on board for his first contribution.

May 31st, 2012 by

Technology

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Gary

Captain’s Blog: Start-up Date 30th May 2012

Right, I’m a bit wrecked now. Need to plan my day better. Admin piling up and some marketing pitches to put together. Can’t wait for rest of writing team to join the fray so that I don’t end up baring … Continue reading

May 30th, 2012 by

Editorial

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Jobs, JOBS or IPO?

We do follow the Felix Salmon blog at Reuters and he has been a significant influence behind what we are trying to do at WealthiFi.com. We came across this piece today which gives interesting commentary regarding a Kaufmann report on … Continue reading

May 30th, 2012 by

Funds

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Only funds and families?

There is a phrase in my head that follows me around the financial headlines every day and it goes something like this – ” Watch what people do not what they say”. So, when you see two stories from the … Continue reading

May 30th, 2012 by

Funds

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Gracias MR

What is a great Prime Minister worth?

If it wasn’t so serious you’d laugh. Greece wants to be in the euro but not change their tax compliance, the ECB bounced the Irish state into directly supporting its private banks but is thinking differently for Spanish banks, Ollie … Continue reading

May 30th, 2012 by

Debt, Government

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