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The need for a regulatory referee

September 23, 2013

Regulators' national focus risks hurting global financial markets.

Time to give Greece credit where it's due

September 23, 2013

Greece is finally starting to deliver on its IMF reform programme, but it will need help to ease the official debt burden.

Argentina needs to embrace international markets

August 26, 2013

Investors are wary of Argentina, but if the country is to address its $95bn default, it needs to foster international relations. 

Don't bet against emerging markets

August 22, 2013

Emerging markets – once the darlings of international bond investors amid low yields and paltry growth in the developed world – now seem a lot less enticing. 

Will big data cause big problems for the banking world?

July 29, 2013

The availability of big data in the finance world has gone beyond the big banks, and as other financial institutions receive this information, a whole new set of arguments are set to be heard.

Farewell to the heady days of Wall Street

July 29, 2013

Fanfare over recent results from US investment banks belies the reality that Wall Street’s heyday has passed. 

A poisoned chalice for China?

July 1, 2013

The growth of China's banks, into the world's largest and most profitable institutions, is not necessarily a good thing for the country.

UK's popular policies are not real solutions

July 1, 2013

The UK's regulators are pursuing policies that appease the public, rather than those that solve the problems that triggered the financial crisis.

Plugging the global infrastructure funding gap

May 28, 2013

Governments scramble to bridge the infrastructure gap.

Never mind the banking union in Europe

May 28, 2013

A European banking union means little unless there is greater consultation on the regulation of cross-border banking groups between home and host nations, and not just in Europe.

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