The Silver Lining

To the casual observer it must seem like the four horsemen of the financial apocalypse have ridden into town, trampling roughshod over banks, airlines and inflation. There's a gnawing feeling that all this financial mayhem is bound to have some kind of knock-on effect to the creative industries, like the ripples from a very large rock dropped into a very small pond.

At the moment, it's financial institutions that are bearing the brunt of the chaos. Like Doctor Frankenstein, banks and insurers built a modern Prometheus out of insecure mortgage deals and dodgy hedge funds, and, well, we all know how Mary Shelley's novel ended. The credit crunch has, at the time of writing, claimed several banks, forced others into hasty mergers and created a desperate, bear market atmosphere where even apparently stable institutions can disappear overnight.

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