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from Raw Japan:

Historic win in Japan. Now what?

August 31, 2009

Historic is usually a word that makes my skin crawl when I see it in the news. Journalists are prone to overuse it, so when I saw it in our election stories I had to stop myself deleting it -- because this election truly is historic.JAPAN-ELECTION

from Commentaries:

Shock! Banker says banks must shrink

July 30, 2009

One of the most depressing, though predictable, aspects of the financial crisis has been the reluctance of senior bankers to publicly debate the industry’s shortcomings.

Banks get mixed reviews from institutional shareholders

July 14, 2009

Brendan Woods- Brendan Wood is Chairman of Brendan Wood International, a global intelligence advisory firm. Recently, BWI published the World’s TopGun CEOs as ranked by 2500 institutional investors, which provides insight into the executives in whom shareholders feel the greatest confidence. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Shareholder confidence vs. value investing

June 30, 2009

Brendan Woods- Brendan Wood is Chairman of Brendan Wood International, a global intelligence advisory firm. Recently, BWI published the World’s TopGun CEOs as ranked by 2500 institutional investors, which provides insight into the executives in whom shareholders feel the greatest confidence. The opinions expressed are his own. -

The stockmarkets: irrational nonchalance

June 30, 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. -

Borrowing from the 1930s to solve the financial crisis

June 17, 2009

Alan Beattie, FT Economics Leader Writer.- Alan Beattie is world trade editor at the Financial Times, and author of the recent book “False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World”. He studied history at Oxford and economics at Cambridge, and worked as a Bank of England economist before joining the FT. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate:

Conceptual problems in commodity regulation

May 5, 2009

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

The financial crisis and wild gyrations in commodity prices have exposed deep conceptual flaws in the way academics and regulators think about commodity markets that will force a fundamental re-think.

Don’t scapegoat the Germans for crisis

By Paul Taylor
May 5, 2009

paul-taylor– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –