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Say it with philanthropy

February 19, 2009

combojulie- Matthew Bishop and Michael Green are the authors of "Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World." They blog regularly at Philanthrocapitalism. Their views are their own. -

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Geithner’s hair of the dog plan for banks

By J Saft
February 18, 2009

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

U.S. plans for a public-private fund to buy up toxic assets are likely to amount to a fig leaf with which to hide subsidies to failing banks.

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First 100 Days: Obama’s foreign policy challenges

February 17, 2009

Willis Sparks-- Willis Sparks is a Global Macro analyst at the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group. The views expressed are his own. --

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Financial strains show first sign of easing

February 17, 2009

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

The volume of excess reserves commercial banks are holding with the Federal Reserve System has declined by $275 billion (31 percent) over the last five weeks, in what could be the first sign of stabilization within the core of the banking system (https://customers.reuters.com/d/graphics/RESBAL.pdf).

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The case for a broadband bailout

February 13, 2009

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

By Eric Auchard

LONDON (Reuters) - With world economies fast running out of steam, it may seem an unlikely time for cash-strapped governments to discover universal broadband access as an urgent national funding priority.

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First 100 Days: The next steps in the Middle East

By Reuters Staff
February 13, 2009

President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and George Mitchell in the Oval Office of the White House.

President Barack Obama inherits a distinctly gloomy outlook for progress in settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Is change really possible?

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Nationalisation by autumn, bank on it

By J Saft
February 13, 2009

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

jimsaftcolumnLike it or not the United States will be forced to nationalize large swathes of its banking system by the time the leaves fall from the trees in Washington.

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Bankers can’t kick the sporting habit

By Alexander Smith
February 11, 2009

Alex Smith-- Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

People are up in arms about bankers receiving bonuses when the banks they worked for have gone down the pan. But isn't it just as shocking that so many state-backed financial firms still subsidize the eye-popping wages of sporting superstars through rich sponsorship deals?

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Goodbye bonuses, hello hedge funds

By J Saft
February 11, 2009

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

The argument about bank bonus payments is as sterile as it is backward looking; compensation at government insured institutions is going nowhere but down.

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Somalia’s slim hope

By Reuters Staff
February 10, 2009

By Daniela Kroslak, Deputy Africa Program Director, and Andrew Stroehlein, Communications Director, of the International Crisis Group, Any views expressed are their own.