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Politically driven post-crisis legislation must be avoided

April 7, 2008

A regulatory backlash is almost certain to follow the current trail of bail-outs and mortgage guarantees. Banks must ensure they have a say in any reform process or face the burden of further legislation.

More pioneers are needed to include poor

March 4, 2008

Yunus is creating another new financial model to include the poor in global capitalism – and still more models are needed.

Robust review should be used to stem panicked policy responses

March 4, 2008

Jumpy governments should not be allowed to tinker with economic policies at times of crisis without a review of the potential effects.

Assessing Northern Rock’s damage to the UK

February 4, 2008

A string of problems would result if the UK government decides to take the nationalisation route to digging the troubled bank out of trouble.

Sovereign wealth fund rescue puts Citigroup in recovery position

February 4, 2008

Bellwether Citigroup may have plugged the holes in its capital after its unacceptable fourth quarter performance, but how many other financial institutions will show the same resilience?

Is SWF investment a sign of global structural change?

January 2, 2008

Emerging markets used to suffer from Western crises. Now they help to solve them by pouring capital into the system.

Central banks’ action is welcome but long-term rethink is needed

January 2, 2008

The unprecedented action by five central banks in response to the credit crunch is only a short-term solution to the problem.

M&A market oblivious to hostile climate

December 1, 2007

A range of exciting mergers and acquisitions are proceeding among banks unaffected by subprime concerns.

Regulations caught red-handed in search for subprime crisis culprits

December 1, 2007

Bank rules are a key reason behind the upset in financial markets and the advent of Basel II will do little to improve the situation.

A poisoned chalice for new UBS chief?

November 5, 2007

Marcel Rohner, the incoming UBS CEO, is inheriting all kinds of problems, most of which are not of his making.

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