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The dollar’s Tinkerbell moment

By J Saft
July 7, 2009

James Saft (James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)

Repeat after me: "I believe in a strong dollar as the primary global reserve currency, I believe in a strong dollar as the primary global reserve currency."

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Stress test the consumer

July 6, 2009

Christopher Swann-- Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

People can be divided into three classes, it has been said: the haves, the have-nots and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves. The prevalence of the third category may be the biggest single source of vulnerability for the U.S. recovery.

The EU and Hedge Funds: silencing the dog that didn’t bark

June 12, 2009

Laurence Copeland

- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

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Bond markets give stress test thumbs down

May 8, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The most revealing verdict on the results of the U.S. banking stress test was delivered not by shareholders but by the vigilantes of the bond market, who shunned an auction of 30-year government debt.

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A chink of light for the euro zone

May 1, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Even without a huge fiscal boost or a hell-for-leather central bank, Europe could have a recovery, albeit a tepid one, on the cards by the end of the year.

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An emerging opportunity in U.S. housing

April 22, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Deep breath. Ok, here goes: For the first time in a very long time U.S. housing might actually be a reasonable buy on a five-year view.

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Summers’ compensation intensifies reform doubt

April 6, 2009

John Kemp Great DebateThe weekend revelation National Economic Council chief Lawrence Summers received almost $5.2 million in salary and other compensation last year from hedge fund DE Shaw and Co, and hundreds of thousands more in speaking fees from other banks, has dealt another blow to the administration's fast-waning credibility on financial reform.

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Here comes another set of dodgy U.S. loans

By J Saft
March 11, 2009

jimsaftcolumn1-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Banks in the U.S. face a new source of write-downs and failures in the coming year as loans made to developers to finance residential and commercial property development rapidly go bad.

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Money, money everywhere …except in your pocket?

December 16, 2008

There's lots of money sloshing around the financial system these days. The Federal Reserve has established a target range of 0-0.25 percent for its key rate, bringing it closer to unconventional action to lift the economy out of a year-long recession.

Slouching towards nationalisation

By Reuters Staff
November 26, 2008

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –