The Great Debate

Tarp Two: New deal or no deal?

February 10, 2009

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks during a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009.

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday unveiled a revamped financial rescue plan to cleanse up to $500 billion in spoiled assets from banks’ books and support $1 trillion in new lending through an expanded Federal Reserve program. But initial market reaction reflected investors’ doubts about the plan, with stocks falling around 3 percent after the announcement by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Play by the rules, close failing banks

By J Saft
February 3, 2009

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

Is the Fed up to examining your trillion dollar bet?

By Mark Williams
January 30, 2009

Mark_Williams_Debate– Mark T. Williams, a professor in the Boston University School of Management’s Finance & Economics Department, was a former Federal Reserve bank examiner in San Francisco and Boston. The views expressed are his own. –

Credit control will be much more intrusive in future

January 26, 2009

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

First 100 Days: Fix the banks

January 23, 2009

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 views expressed are his own. —

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 –

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And the band played on: covering the economic crisis

December 11, 2008

dean-150I recently visited one of the most frightening sites on the Web—the place where I look at my shrinking retirement account.

Banking spins destruction myth: Hoocoodanode?

By J Saft
December 5, 2008

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

Uncertainty paralyzes U.S. banking system

November 28, 2008

John Kemp Great Debate– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Petrodollar drought another blow to banks

By J Saft
November 19, 2008

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