The Great Debate

Cheap credit cannot restore broken illusions

August 13, 2010

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about the “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a good explanation for the spectacular expansion and implosion of the bubble economy in the 2000s.

Lessons from the credit crisis debacle

January 14, 2010

- Steven Miller is managing director of Standard & Poor’s LCD, a unit not part of Standard & Poor’s ratings business. The opinions are his own and not those of S&P.-

Trouble in private equity paradise

September 11, 2009

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Winning back the public’s trust

September 8, 2009

aron-cramer– Aron Cramer is president and CEO of BSR, a global business network and consultancy focused on sustainability. The opinions expressed are his own. –

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.

Do we need a credit policy?

January 22, 2009

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

Obama’s radical environmental strategy

January 6, 2009

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

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.

Great U.S debt engine slips into reverse

December 12, 2008

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

Finance throws sand in wheels of trade

By J Saft
December 12, 2008

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