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Deutsche Bank CEOs are running out of lives

December 14, 2012

The last week has seen Deutsche warn on Q4, suffer police raids and be forced to pay corporate damages. True, the issues relate mainly to the bank’s history. But Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen now have no margin for error as they try to move Deutsche on from its, and their, past.

Review: Every monetary system needs a Paul Volcker

December 14, 2012

William Silber’s biography praises the man whose determination and integrity overcame U.S. inflation with monetary policies the opposite of today’s, against opposition from politicians and economists. Yet once his work was done, policy slid back and his abilities were wasted.

Other banks may take most of the UBS Libor pain

December 14, 2012

The Swiss lender is set to pay $1 bln for fiddling interbank rates. That’s more than twice as much as Barclays, which lost a CEO over the case. After many reputational blows, UBS has less to lose. But fellow Libor miscreants will be looking at an even more hostile world.

India’s Jet a better bet than Kingfisher for Etihad

December 14, 2012

The Abu Dhabi airline is spoilt for choice in India. It can rescue and run grounded Kingfisher, or buy a smaller stake in better-managed Jet Airways. The latter offers a better fit. Besides, a low-key and passive entry into a market that is just opening up makes more sense.