Off message: Jousting, IMF-style

Off message: Jousting, IMF-style

The annual get-together in Washington is like the World Cup, Olympics and a royal wedding all rolled into one for the finance industry, writes John Anderson.

Off message: Cutting the cuts both ways

Off message: Cutting the cuts both ways

Analysts want bravado and blood lust alongside new data to input into their spreadsheets; staff will be anxious, so the best bet is to invoke the tried and trusted ‘attrition’ approach, writes John Anderson.