ECB’s Stark takes aim at euro bears, rating agencies

June 11, 2010
Reuters/Ralph Orlowski

Reuters/Ralph Orlowski

Top European Central Bank policymaker Juergen Stark took aim at investors and ratings agencies for playing up worries about the future of the euro zone, accusing credit agencies of irresponsible behaviour and saying there was “no alternative” to the single currency.

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Markets could be derailed again, warns Soros

April 14, 2010

CLIMATE-COPENHAGEN/Railway porter-turned-billionaire financier George Soros delivered a stark warning last night that the financial world is on the wrong track and that we may be hurtling towards an even bigger boom and bust than in the credit crisis.

Press that reset button…

March 3, 2010

resetbuttonMohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of the world’s biggest bond fund PIMCO, says 2010 is the beginning of the multi-year resetting of the global economy.

Insider recalls the day that Lehman died

September 15, 2009

Joseph Tibman was a senior banker at Lehman Brothers for 20 years and is now the author of “The Murder of Lehman Brothers, An Insider’s Look on the Global Meltdown”. Tibman writes under a pseudonym to preserve his ability to work in finance. The views expressed are his own.

SWF 2.0

August 5, 2009

The easing of the credit crisis is giving way for a new generation of sovereign wealth funds.

Who do you blame for the credit crisis?

June 30, 2009

Greedy bankers are routinely blamed for the credit crisis but one British-based poll of — well, financiers — spreads the blame more widely.

A little Schadenfreude after IMF slip-up

May 13, 2009

 

The International Monetary Fund’s bumbled calculations on the financing needs of some eastern European countries revealed last week were met in Austria with disbelief, ridicule but also a quiet smile.

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Explaining the credit crisis

March 23, 2009

Los Angeles-based designer Jonathan Jarvis has created a great animated video explaining the credit crisis, produced as his part of his thesis at the Art Center College of Design:

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Bowling for Whistleblowers

February 17, 2009

Attention Wall Street whistleblowers: your banking job might be at risk, but here's your shot at Hollywood stardom.

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Moldova — ultimate crisis-proof country?

January 23, 2009

It's the poorest country in Europe and its main export is alcohol but it can still beat the world's largest economy when it comes to financial muscle. Yes you've guessed it, Moldova trumps the United States in the Banker magazine's 2009 World Financial Health Index.