Tuesday 10 June 2014

What do a missing skyscraper and a $60 billion financing package have in common?

Little old Betaville really has been making waves and causing trouble this week, with two of my recent jackanories ending up in reputable national newspapers this morning.

Indeed, The Guardian today published a front page (of the main book) piece on the 'missing skyscraper' series I have been running for the last month. Huge hat tip to Simon Bowers, the reporter over at The Guardian who ran the story.

Here is a link to Simon's piece: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/credit-suisse-faces-possible-legal-action-over-failed-london-tower-deal

Within Simon's piece, there were some interesting comments from Thomas Ryan's spokesperson about Betaville that I may address in a separate post.

And readers who are interested in this story should keep an eye out on Betaville over the next couple of weeks as there are some explosive new angles on the missing skyscraper that are likely to emerge by the end of the month.

Elsewhere, Bryce Elder, the market reporter over the Financial Times, has picked up on rumours I mentioned on Tip TV last Friday about $60 billion financing package being put together for a massive European deal.

I think I said on Tip TV - http://www.tiptv.co.uk/archives/tip-tv-highlight-ben-harrington-06-06-2014/ -  that some hedge funds speculated the $60 billion might be used for a takeover of BG Group.

However, Bryce said in his excellent market report that the talk in the market is that the $60 billion debt financing package may be used for a bid for SAB Miller, the drinks giant. Here is a link to Bryce's piece:


  1. Picketing Tom Ryan's solicitor in Dublin, September 2014.

    Tom Ryan picket moved to London on 25th September 2014.

  2. Tom Ryan picket moves to London Financial District in Canary Wharf, Credit Suisse.