from Unstructured Finance:

UF Weekend Reads

March 31, 2012

Don't get pranked tomorrow. Remember, it's April Fool's Day. Here are the latest Weekend Reads as selected by Sam Forgione.

from MacroScope:

The real facilitators of Europe’s crisis talks

December 9, 2011

“Sometimes it’s good to do these things in person,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said after meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to discuss what to do about Europe’s debt crisis.

from Reuters Investigates:

Intrigue in China’s U.S. Treasury buying

June 30, 2011

A Reuters exclusive today describes a method China used recently to hide some of its U.S. Treasury purchases - "US caught China buying more Treasuries than disclosed."

from Christopher Whalen:

Why Congress should vote no on raising the debt ceiling

April 13, 2011

By Christopher Whalen
The opinions expressed are his own.

"A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies."

from The Great Debate:

Why Obama won’t axe his economic advisers

August 25, 2010


The following is a guest post by Joshua Spivak, a research fellow at the Hugh L. Carey Center for Government Reform at Wagner College and a lawyer. The opinions expressed are his own.

Trying to draw some direct implications between the country’s economic doldrums and the Obama administration, House Minority Leader John Boehner called for the firing of the administration’s economic team, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

from Breakingviews:

Geithner stress test sermons lack moral force

By Rob Cox
June 3, 2010

By Rob Cox and Richard Beales

Timothy Geithner can't put his money where his mouth is. The U.S. Treasury secretary, who is joining fellow G20 finance ministers this weekend in Busan, South Korea, has lately been urging other countries to conduct bank stress tests. But his credibility falls short in at least one important respect: future tests are absent from America's financial reforms.

from Breakingviews:

Geithner presents timely challenge for EU banks

May 26, 2010

Michel Barnier wants Europe to be better prepared for the next financial crisis. But the EU's financial market chief's plan for bank taxes seems to miss the point. Timothy Geithner's push for EU-wide stress tests raises questions of its own. But at least the U.S. Treasury Secretary has identified the core problem facing Europe's financial sector.

from MacroScope:

Spitzer: NY Fed “an absolute sinkhole”

April 14, 2010

To say former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is no fan of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York would be an understatement.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

SCENARIOS – Reshaping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

March 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to lay out the Obama administration's broad vision for restructuring mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday in congressional testimony.