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Counterparties: Breaking up, with Sheila Bair

By Ben Walsh
May 25, 2012

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Goldman gives itself a decade to clear a low bar on clean energy

By Ben Walsh
May 25, 2012

With its third-ever tweet, Goldman Sachs announced its intention to finance or invest $40 billion in clean energy over the next decade (also known as $4 billion a year for 10 years). But you won’t hear Goldman say $4 billion a year. In an attempt to generate impressive headlines, Goldman decided to go with a number that looked big and settled on $40 billion.

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Counterparties: Private equity’s public relations

By Ben Walsh
May 24, 2012

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Counterparties: The CBO rates the fiscal cliff

By Ben Walsh
May 23, 2012

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You say princelings, I say elite corps of investment bankers

By Ben Walsh
May 23, 2012

A key part of the fascinating story of Bo Xilai’s fall from power is the opaque economic dealings of China’s ruling class. Or more specifically, of its so-called princelings, the oddly lyrical and wonderfully infantilizing term used for the now powerful descendants of former party leaders.

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Counterparties: Facebook’s share price is a number

By Ben Walsh
May 18, 2012

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Counterparties: 1 Pinterest=1.5 Instagrams

By Ben Walsh
May 17, 2012

As Facebook, at eight years of age, prepares for its landmark IPO, two-year-old Pinterest has managed to raise $100 million at a jaw-dropping $1 billion valuation. If you're scoring at home, 1 Pinterest = 1.5 Instagrams.

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Counterparties: Your massive guide to JPMorgan’s failed hedge

By Ben Walsh
May 11, 2012

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Why Goldman accused the Fed of killing jobs

By Ben Walsh
May 11, 2012

On April 30, Goldman Sachs sent a letter to the Fed commenting on the implementation of a number of regulations. The Fed then published the letter and the FT quickly zeroed in on the most explosive claim it contained: if counterparty exposure limits were implemented as proposed, real GDP growth would slow by between 0.15 and 0.40% per year. The result, said Goldman, would be the loss of between 150,000 and 300,000 US jobs.

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Counterparties: Pondering a Grexit

By Ben Walsh
May 9, 2012

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