The Great Debate UK

Tight UK election is bad news for bankers

April 21, 2010

– Peter Thal Larsen is aBRITAIN/ Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

The UK should not waste its fiscal crisis

By Hugo Dixon
April 7, 2010

hugodixon–  The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own  –

Banks too big to fail, but not too big to change

By Chris Morling
February 15, 2010

Chris Morling, MD money.co.uk- Chris Morling is managing director of money.co.uk. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate:

Watch banks for clues on Greece

February 9, 2010

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

As odd as it sounds, concerns about the effects of a euro zone sovereign crisis on Europe's still poorly capitalized banks may prove to be the tipping point that leads to a swifter bailout of Greece.

Glass-Steagall Lite, brewed by Volcker, served by Obama

January 25, 2010

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. -

from Breakingviews:

Europe’s banks will suffer less from U.S. tax

January 14, 2010

-- Margaret Doyle and George Hay are Reuters Breakingview columnists. The opinions expressed are their own. --

from Breakingviews:

Bank liability levy may not be foolish

By Hugo Dixon
January 13, 2010

A levy on bank liabilities would get the industry squealing - especially if it approached $120 billion. But the Obama administration isn’t crazy to float the idea. A well-crafted tax could help recoup bailout costs while also giving banks an incentive to behave more sensibly. It doesn't have to apply just to the United States, either.