Japan’s big leak: James Saft

April 9, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s massive new bid for inflation will create growth but to its chagrin much of it may well be concentrated in financial markets and outside of Japan.

As jobs go, banks become better bets

April 4, 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a business whose main products fetch record prices, the financial services industry sure is firing a lot of people.

Stockton, Cyprus, and the savings puzzle: James Saft

April 3, 2013

April 3 (Reuters) – Whether out of necessity, mistrust or
simply the feel-good factor of soaring asset markets, Americans
appear to be cutting back once again on saving.

Stockton, Cyprus, and the savings puzzle

April 3, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Whether out of necessity, mistrust or simply the feel-good factor of soaring asset markets, Americans appear to be cutting back once again on saving.

A time of unqualified promises: James Saft

April 2, 2013

April 2 (Reuters) – Just as Mario Draghi’s pledge to “do
whatever it takes” to preserve the euro is being challenged, the
very same unqualified promise, this time to simply stop prices
falling, is about to be put into action in Japan.

A time of unqualified promises

April 2, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Just as Mario Draghi’s pledge to “do whatever it takes” to preserve the euro is being challenged, the very same unqualified promise, this time to simply stop prices falling, is about to be put into action in Japan.

“Cyprus euro” a boon to U.S. dollar: James Saft

March 27, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – One clear winner from Cyprus’S imposition of capital controls is the U.S. dollar, which stands to benefit from public and private flows after another round of damage to the euro’s reserve currency status.

COLUMN: “Cyprus euro” a boon to US dollar: James Saft

March 27, 2013

March 27 (Reuters) – One clear winner from Cyprus’S
imposition of capital controls is the U.S. dollar, which stands
to benefit from public and private flows after another round of
damage to the euro’s reserve currency status.

Europe chokes moral hazard: James Saft

March 26, 2013

March 25 (Reuters) – Moral hazard may not be quite dead in
Europe but it has a bad, hacking cough.

Learning from Cyprus

March 22, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Even if you have zero exposure to the euro, the sad tale of Cyprus teaches investors about important old and new realities.