The Great Debate UK

EU stress tests: for banks or governments?

July 19, 2010

Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Roger Bootle on the Future of Banking Commission

June 14, 2010


Roger Bootle is the managing director of Capital Economics. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Cameron tasked with changing Brits’ expectations

May 12, 2010

— Mark Kobayashi-Hillary is the author of several books, including ‘Who Moved my Job?’ and ‘Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field’. The opinions expressed are his own —

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Drugs, terrorism and shadow banking

March 26, 2010

The trouble with moving big amounts of cash, from a criminal's point of view, is threefold. It's bulky, it's heavy and it smells.

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Did Asperger’s help cause the crisis?

February 4, 2010

Did the financial system blow up because it was built and largely operated by people with many of the characteristics of a mild form of autism called Asperger's syndrome?

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Lowering risks from large, complex financial institutions

January 22, 2010

-- Robert R. Bench, a former deputy Comptroller of the Currency, is a senior fellow at the Boston University School of Law Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law. The views expressed are his own. --

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Welcome to the Teenies, sorry about those returns

December 29, 2009

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

As we say goodbye to a decade so abysmal it never even earned a nickname, it is time to take bets on how the coming 10 years will shape up in economics and financial markets.

Time to discuss the future of banking

December 17, 2009

New Peter Vicary Smith– Peter Vicary-Smith is the chief executive of Which? The opinions expressed are his own. –

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Whatever happened to the Russian bank crisis?

November 9, 2009

Just a few months ago, there was widespread alarm in Russia about the state of the country's banking sector.