The Great Debate

from Commentaries:

‘Living wills’ easier said than done

September 10, 2009

In the wake of the widespread chaos that accompanied the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers last September, regulators have sought to find a better way to unwind global financial giants. One approach is that the banks themselves should prepare for their own orderly demise -- a kind of "living will".

from Commentaries:

UBS settlement leaves Switzerland scarred

August 19, 2009

UBS, Switzerland and the United States can all claim a sort of victory from the settlement on Wednesday of their tax dispute.

Germany risks zombie banks

July 2, 2009

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

Why banks should sell their fund managers

June 10, 2009

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

Diamond hangs on to Barclays crown jewel

June 8, 2009

Margaret DoyleYou have to hand it to Barclays. The reported sale of BGI, its fund management arm, to BlackRock  for $13 billion is probably the best way that the bank could bolster its capital ratio.

Barclays monoline insurance ploy pays off

May 7, 2009

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

Ukraine too far east for western banks

May 1, 2009

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

from The Great Debate UK:

Germany’s bad bank fudge

April 23, 2009

REUTERSpaul-taylor-- Margaret Doyle and Paul Taylor are Reuters columnists. The opinions expressed are their own --

U.K. government should resist the VC trap

April 20, 2009

Margaret DoyleThe British government is considering whether to set up a mega public-private fund to invest in early-stage ventures. This would be a mistake. While British — and European — entrepreneurs have largely failed to produce huge successes like Google and eBay, bunging taxpayers’ money at the problem is not the answer.

The future is smaller for private equity

April 14, 2009

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