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Bank Breakup Worries

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Finance

From www.arnoldkling.com

I do not believe that having smaller banks would have prevented the 2008 crisis or the next crisis. I do not believe that regulatory policy can prevent such crises. My only solution for systemic financial risk is to try to make the financial system easier to fix when it does break.

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Business - S&P lowers France’s credit outlook to 'Negative' -&

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Category: Finance

From www.france24.com

S&P maintained France’s rating at “AA” – two notches below the firm’s highest investment grade. But the lowered outlook indicates the rating could be downgraded sometime in the next two years if France’s economy deteriorates, the firm said.

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How to Convince Investors

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Category: Finance

From www.paulgraham.com

Every startup has reasons both to invest and not to invest. If investors think you′re a winner they focus on the former, and if not they focus on the latter. For example, it might be a rich market, but with a slow sales cycle.

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Synthenomics: The Role of Financial Institutions

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Category: Finance

From synthenomics.blogspot.com

The real world of finance is not populated by the financial traders of model fame. Numerous studies in behavioral economics have identified what appear to be deviations from fully efficient markets with rational individuals.

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John Lanchester · Are we having fun yet?: The Biggest Scandal of All · LRB 4 July 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Category: Finance

From www.lrb.co.uk

It seems bizarre that something so central to the global markets " $360 trillion of deals are pinned to Libor " should have such a strong element of invention or guesswork. The potential for abuse is immediately apparent.

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World Currency War II? iShares Blog

Monday, June 10, 2013
Category: Finance

From isharesblog.com

With interest rates already low, the central banks are turning toward unconventional accommodative monetary policy such as quantitative easing, which has resulted in a dramatic increase in the monetary base levels and as a result, weaker local currencies.

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“Giant Bet” Could Trigger “the Mother of All Debt Crises” in Japan

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Category: Finance

From finance.yahoo.com

The yen has been weakening since late 2012 as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe campaigned on a platform to boost economic growth via massive fiscal and monetary stimulus. The trend continued after his election victory and accelerated in recent weeks after newly appointed Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda announced plans to double the BOJ’s monetary base by the end of 2014.

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The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency — Money & Banking — Medium

Friday, April 5, 2013
Category: Finance

From medium.com

he commodity value of bitcoins is rooted in their currency value, but the more of a commodity they become, the less useful they are as a currency. Still, it’s worth taking a look behind the bitcoin bubble, because there are fascinating implications for anybody who cares about payments, or currencies, or trust.

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Swiss Vote for Tough Limits on Executive Pay

Monday, March 4, 2013
Category: Finance

From talkingpointsmemo.com

Swiss voters voiced their anger at perceived corporate greed Sunday by approving a plan to boost shareholders’ say on executive pay. Some 67.9 percent of voters backed the “Rip-Off Initiative,” with 32.1 percent against, according to the…

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Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail Politics News Rolling Stone

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Category: Finance

From www.rollingstone.com

"They violated every goddamn law in the book," says Jack Blum, an attorney and former Senate investigator who headed a major bribery investigation against Lockheed in the 1970s that led to the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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