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Time for China’s banks to think local

May 11, 2009

wei_gu_debate-- Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

When foreign strategic investors were invited to take stakes in Chinese banks, the word "strategic" had a clear meaning for their hosts.

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After Sun, expect new Oracle hardware deals

By Eric Auchard
May 11, 2009

ericauchard1-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp's chief executive, is famous for making outrageous predictions about the future of the computer industry and being mocked by rivals and pundits.

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Bond markets give stress test thumbs down

May 8, 2009

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

The most revealing verdict on the results of the U.S. banking stress test was delivered not by shareholders but by the vigilantes of the bond market, who shunned an auction of 30-year government debt.

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3i in distress, please give generously

May 8, 2009

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

Were 3i a normal investment company, its directors would be laughed off the board if they proposed raising new equity at a whacking great discount to net asset value.

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Get ready for the “Great Immoderation”

By J Saft
May 8, 2009

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

The recession will soon be dead, laid to rest alongside the idea of the "Great Moderation", a set of hopeful assumptions that underpins expectations about economic growth and asset valuations.

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Iran sanctions and wishful thinking

By Reuters Staff
May 7, 2009

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate
-- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

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China economic forecasts: go herbal or Western?

May 6, 2009

wei_gu_debate --Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own--

Which would you believe when it comes to diagnosing the health of China's economy -- the pulse-taking of the herbal doctor or the lab tests of Western medicine?

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Two cheers for the walking wounded

May 6, 2009

ws2-- Mark Hannam is a guest columnist, the views expressed are his own. He formerly worked at the Bank of England and Barclays. He is currently chairman of Fair Finance, a microfinance company --

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President Obama’s three percent solution

May 5, 2009

Jonathan Hoganson-- Jonathan R. Hoganson is the deputy executive director of the Technology CEO Council, a public policy advocacy group that includes the CEOs of Intel, HP, Dell, Applied Materials, EMC, Motorola, Micron Technology and IBM. He previously was the legislative director for Rep. Rahm Emanuel and policy director for the House Democratic Caucus. The views expressed are his own. --

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New BofA chairman must prove independence

May 1, 2009

bofa-- Jonathan Ford is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Shareholders in Bank of America must be hugging themselves at their sheer audacity. They have plucked up the courage to say boo to Ken Lewis, the bank's all-powerful chairman and chief executive.