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Pakistan, Mexico and U.S. nightmares

By Bernd Debusmann
January 7, 2009

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UK suffers from banks’ Darwinian hibernation

By J Saft
January 7, 2009

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

Britain's banks are fulfilling their Darwinian role, to survive, rather than their economic one, to lend, and there is no easy or painless way out.

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Why did the SEC fail to spot the Madoff case?

By Mark Williams
January 6, 2009

mark_williams-- Mark T. Williams, a finance professor at the Boston University School of Management, is a risk-management expert and former Federal Reserve Bank examiner. The views expressed are his own. --

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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.

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We are all Madoff investors

By J Saft
January 2, 2009

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

It was perhaps inevitable that we ended 2008, the year we learned we were up the creek, with a great financial scandal: the Madoff Ponzi case.

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A Christmas wish: End traffic congestion in 2009

December 24, 2008

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New messenger, same mandate

December 23, 2008

Kevin P. Gallagher-- Kevin P. Gallagher is professor of international relations at Boston University and co-author of “The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley” and “Putting Development First: The Importance of Policy Space at the WTO." The opinions expressed are his own. --

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NYMEX oil benchmark again in question

December 23, 2008

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

The record differential between the front-month and more liquid second-month contracts at expiry last week once again raised pointed questions about whether the NYMEX light sweet contract is serving as a good benchmark for the global oil market, or sending misleading signals about the state of supply and demand.

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Bush’s auto plan will test Obama’s union loyalties

December 22, 2008

morici-- Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Business and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission.  The opinions expressed are his own. --