By Matthew Goldstein and Jennifer Ablan
Where is the outrage? A year ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement was just getting started, with mass demonstrations across the nation against corporate malfeasance and greed.
It’s Libor all the time, just not for me.
Earlier I blogged about how the Libor scandal just isn’t getting me as worked up as it is for other journalists (see Joe Nocera’s column today in the NYT). It’s not that I don’t think allegations of market manipulation aren’t important. And this is nothing to take away from the groundbreaking reporting by my Reuters colleague Carrick Mollenkamp did on the matter back in 2008 while he was at the WSJ.
News and views on the asset management industry from Reuters and elsewhere:
The Bear Stearns bomb has left bank trading floors full of fear. Faced with perceived counterparty risk at every turn, financial trading and interbank lending nearly ground to a halt on Monday.
“There’s turmoil in all markets after Bear Stearns,” said BNP Paribas strategist Edmund Shing. “Everyone’s asking: Who’s next? Is there a Bear Stearns in Europe? Could investment banks start to fail?”