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Lessons from the credit crisis debacle

January 14, 2010

- Steven Miller is managing director of Standard & Poor’s LCD, a unit not part of Standard & Poor’s ratings business. The opinions are his own and not those of S&P.-

How significant was the Lehman collapse to the UK economy?

September 15, 2009

geoffrey-wood- Geoffrey Wood is professor of economics at Cass Business School in London. The opinions expressed are his own -

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Do we need a credit policy?

January 22, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist.  The views expressed are his own --

The last eighteen months have witnessed a revolution in financial regulation -- if by that we mean a fundamental reconstruction, total change or turn round from the previous orthodoxy occurring in a relatively compressed time.

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Obama’s radical environmental strategy

January 6, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Most successful elected leaders must disappoint their most ardent supporters at some point, as the bright hopes of an election campaign give way to the complex realities and constraints of governing, and need to occupy and retain the political center-ground to win re-election.

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Brace yourself: Political-market risks in 2009

January 5, 2009

prestonkeat-- Preston Keat is director of research at Eurasia Group, a global political risk consultancy, and author of the forthcoming book “The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investors” (with Ian Bremmer). Any views expressed are his own. For the related story, click here.

from Ask...:

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.

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Great U.S debt engine slips into reverse

December 12, 2008

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

After six decades of uninterrupted credit creation and an unprecedented era of consumption and prosperity, the credit process has come to an abrupt halt. If credit has been the locomotive of the modern economy, the third quarter of 2008 marked the point when the engine stalled and the economy began to roll back down the hill.

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Finance throws sand in wheels of trade

By J Saft
December 12, 2008

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

Trade finance, a basic lubricant for the global economy, is becoming much more expensive and tougher to get, accelerating an already harrowing downturn.

from Reuters Editors:

And the band played on: covering the economic crisis

December 11, 2008

dean-150I recently visited one of the most frightening sites on the Web—the place where I look at my shrinking retirement account.

from UK News:

Would you take a pay cut?

December 11, 2008

A small but growing number of companies are considering asking their workers to take a pay cut as a means of cutting costs without having to fire anyone.