Budget cuts to test banks’ mettle

April 7, 2011

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

While it may well be a case of cut the U.S. budget or suffer a bond crisis, the current debate begs a question: who will pick up the slack in the economy and who exactly will finance them?

China hike could help risk assets elsewhere

December 30, 2010

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

China’s Christmas day interest rate hike may prove to be bad for global growth but good, at least for a time, for risky assets.

End Washington-Wall St revolving door

December 16, 2010

The revolving door between government and Wall Street is wrong, antithetical to both democracy and capitalism and ought to be stopped.