The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

Jamie Dimon needs an even better post-crisis

March 8, 2010

Jamie Dimon needs an even better post-crisis. The JPMorgan boss runs one of the only major U.S. banks not to post a quarterly loss during the crash. And he has maneuvered his firm into a strong position to grow as the economy rebounds. But investors don't yet seem persuaded.

Whither UK economic policy?

February 25, 2010

David Kuo-David Kuo is director at the Motley Fool. The opinions expressed are his own.-

The day of reckoning is looming ever closer.

Political leaders are jockeying for position with ad-hoc appearances here and a flesh-pressing engagements there to curry favour with voters ahead of the general election. How long will it be before we get our first baby-kissing photo opportunity?

An alternative view of the crisis in Greece

February 17, 2010

Mark Bolsom1-150x150.jpg-Mark Bolsom is the Head of the UK Trading Desk at Travelex, the world’s largest non-bank FX payments specialist. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from The Great Debate:

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?

from Breakingviews:

Four factors to determine bank returns

January 5, 2010

larsen.jpgWhat is an acceptable return on equity (ROE) for a bank? That question is likely to dominate the debate among executives, investors and regulators in the coming year. After the spectacular losses of the crash, there is no doubt that banks' future returns should be lower than the super-charged profits earned during the credit boom. But if ROEs fall too far, the consequences could be severe.

Residue of the Great Recession

December 23, 2009

Drummond- Don Drummond is Chief Economist at TD Bank Financial Group. The opinions expressed are his own. -

A year of austerity looms in 2010

December 23, 2009

david-kuo_motley-foolthumbnail-David Kuo is director at the Motley Fool. The opinions expressed are his own.-

If you thought 2009 was as bad as things will get, then think again: 2010 could be worse. It is likely to be a year of enforced austerity with both the government and households making obligatory cuts to their budgets.

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. -

2010: the year of fiscal clean up

December 9, 2009

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- Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own. -