The Great Debate

A painful holiday’s end for Europe

August 24, 2010

Europe’s long summer holiday still has a week to run but this year’s reentry will bring with it evidence that very little progress has been made on the issues that threaten to rend the currency union and upend the global economy.

from The Great Debate UK:

EU stress tests: for banks or governments?

July 19, 2010

- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Stress tests and cargo cults

By J Saft
July 8, 2010

How are European officials orchestrating the bank stress tests like Pacific islanders speaking into coconuts and waiting for cargo to drop from the skies?

Clarity important for Europe stress tests

May 15, 2009

sap_executiveboard_apotheker_001– Leo Apotheker, co-CEO and member of the executive board of German software maker SAP AG, is a guest columnist. The views expressed are his own. —

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 –

Buttress bank tangible common equity

April 30, 2009

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