The Great Debate UK

G20 Toronto Summit: unexciting, but constructive?

June 26, 2010

-Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House, London. The opinions expressed are her own.-

False dawn or risk recovery?

June 15, 2010

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

from The Great Debate:

A rally that is both rational and crazy

November 10, 2009

(Jjamessaft1ames Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

Stocks and other risky assets are rallying around the world this week because the Group of 20 nations said on the weekend they would keep the economic stimulus flowing, a state of events which illustrates where we are and what a very strange place it is.

from Breakingviews:

Brown’s financial tax call falls flat

By Paul Taylor
November 9, 2009

OUKTP-UK-G20Brown's bid to depict himself as the saviour of the world economy and champion of Joe Taxpayer against Big Finance fell flat at the weekend.

from Commentaries:

Rethinking carbon diplomacy

September 22, 2009

Climate change was initially billed in a leading role at the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh. Now it looks set to make the briefest of cameo appearances.

from The Great Debate:

Worry about bank capital, not bonuses

By J Saft
September 8, 2009

jamessaft1--James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.--

The effort to rein in banking bonuses, outrageous as they may be, is akin to banning glue sniffing because you are worried about the effects of intoxication.

from Commentaries:

Barroso’s EU vision lacks levers for change

By Paul Taylor
September 7, 2009

Could the European Union be among the big losers of the global financial crisis?

Despite signs that recession in Europe may be bottoming out, the 27-nation bloc risks emerging from the turmoil with its economic growth potential stunted, its public finances shackled by mountains of debt, and its international influence weakened.

from MacroScope:

London-Basel express

September 6, 2009

Having wrapped up the two-day get-together in London, G20 central bankers moved down to the Swiss city of Basel (I counted central bank governors and officials from at least 9 countries onboard the same flight) to discuss more about the global economy for a two-day meeting.

Re-entry dilemma for G20 ministers

September 2, 2009

copeland1- 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 The Great Debate:

Africa and the global economic crisis

April 1, 2009

- Jorge Maia is head of Research and Information for Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, established in 1940 to promote economic growth and industrial development. The opinions expressed are his own -