The Great Debate UK

Reining in Lloyds

July 1, 2009

paul-taylor— Peter Thal Larsen and Paul Taylor are Reuters columnists. The views expressed are their own —

Fears for bank rally overdone

June 2, 2009

REUTERS — Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

Lloyds’ Blank cheque

May 18, 2009

REUTERS– Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

It may be junk but it’s cheap junk

May 14, 2009

REUTERS— Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

Tuesday, May 12 was just another day in the twilight zone that is the market for bank debt and preference shares. As usual, that day’s dividends were paid on time, including the one due on Lloyds Banking Group 6.0884 percent preference shares.

Barclays’ conjuring trick

March 30, 2009

— Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

from The Great Debate:

Nationalization: Terrible but inevitable

By J Saft
January 23, 2009

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

Nationalization of weak banks in Britain and the United States may be preferable to current plans for insurance and soft "bad banks" schemes which risk being swamped by future losses as assets, especially real estate, continue to crater.