With a hearty Edinburgh reception, Sir Vincent (Vince) Cable took his seat with Phil Harding who was in the chair for this session.
Financial credit crunch
The appearance of Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, produced a predictably very respectable turnout in the Baillie Gifford Main Tent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh together with the Japanese Studies department at the University of Edinburgh are delighted to welcome you to a free Japanese Film Festival at the University
James Naughtie introduced Alistair Darling for this Thomas Miller Investment Event which was held fittingly in the RBS Main Theatre.
A free Edinburgh Reads book event with Rt Hon.
The current financial crisis can be seen as coming to a head five years ago today. "Debtonation Day" - the name appears to have been dubbed by economist and A Green New Deal author Ann Pettifor - occured on 9 August 2007.
Paines Plough was founded in 1974 over a pint of Paines bitter and is now the national theatre of new plays, so on both counts its involvement with the Traverse
It started with Adusters magazine's poster, inspired by the Arab Spring, suggesting that Americans Occupy Wall Street on 17th September. "Bring tent" said the poster. They did, in huge numbers. And they stayed. Surprising media commentators and the authorities, the movement continues to grow globally.
It was reported today that Edinburgh City Council has topped the UK league table for credit card expenditure for public bodies with a sum of £355,000 as an average spend for each of its 171 cards! This puts it way top of the league of card expenditure with the next highest being Kent County Council with a meagre £108,400 per card.