Monthly Archives: February 2014

What RBS’ shrinking means for infrastructure

Thursday 27 February 2014 was the day Royal Bank of Scotland formally pulled the plug on its Markets and International Banking business – the mighty investment bank that, as Global Banking and Markets, employed the thick end of 19,000 people … Continue reading

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UK project bonds part 1: Scotland pwns

Alex Salmond, omnifighting first minister of Scotland, may take heart from what his transport authority has achieved in signing contracts for the upgrade of motorways in the central belt last week. They’ve cut the project’s budget, achieved a notable first, … Continue reading

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Crossrail Rolling Bullshit

Sorry to be crude but I just read a press statement from Mary Creagh, Labour’s shadow transport secretary, about the announcement on Thursday that Bombardier (a Canadian firm) has won the contest to build trains for London’s forthcoming Crossrail line. … Continue reading

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