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The Banker's 2010 IFC Rankings

August 30, 2010

The Banker's ranking of international financial centres is based not simply on the size of the financial services industry in each location, but focuses instead on the level of international business and the value offered to institutions seeking to expand their overseas operations.

The failures of the Dodd-Frank bill

August 30, 2010

The Dodd-Frank bill's failure to deal with the key problems that triggered the economic crisis is a missed opportunity.

Fai-nan Perng

August 30, 2010

Capital mobility brings many benefits to a country's economy but can also create instability and worsen crises. Measures can and should be put in place to curb the more risky forms of capital flow and foreign-exchange speculation.

Getting Ukraine's finances back on track

August 30, 2010

The deputy prime minister of Ukraine, Sergei Tigipko, explains what measures his government is taking, with the help of the International Monetary Fund, to get the country's finances back on an even keel.

Grigoriy Marchenko

August 30, 2010

The lesson of the financial crisis for an emerging market such as Kazakhstan is that taking risks with financial stability for the sake of rapid short-term growth would be an inexcusable lack of foresight.

George Papaconstantinou

August 30, 2010

George Papaconstantinou, Greek finance minister

Things look very different for Greece compared to a year ago. A new government intent on change, and the help of the IMF, has brought the country back from the brink of bankruptcy - and served as a wake-up call for the rest of Europe in the process

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SWFs gain strength but eye riskier deals

August 30, 2010

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority makes a play for the London-Channel Tunnel high-speed rail link

Global corporate mergers and acquisitions involving sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) increased to more than $12bn in the second quarter of 2010 - a rise of $11bn from the previous quarter, according to data from Thomson Reuters. The number of deals rose to 33 from 24 between January and March.

Hostility is no basis for public policy

August 30, 2010

The bank rescue has been a success. The global bailout remains a work in progress, but with the aid of government equity injections, special liquidity programmes, debt guarantees and asset protection schemes, most systemically important banks have remained open for business and the banking system has survived.

Europe must face up to IMF's consequences

August 30, 2010

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reinvented itself as a new, user-friendly, more politically sensitive organisation.

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