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Central banks cannot do miracles

June 2, 2008

There are no simple solutions to curb rising inflation, yet central banks will be expected to find them as political fallout mounts.

Inflation casts shadow on EBRD meeting

May 5, 2008

Eastern Europe’s growth spurt looks unsustainable in the light of spiralling inflation – a glum thought for the Kiev gathering.

An easy target in the blame game

May 5, 2008

Instead of asking tough questions about the macroeconomy and shareholder pressure, people are blaming bankers for the credit crisis.

Google moves into the online banking picture

April 7, 2008

Could Google revolutionise the world of online banking? Its involvement as a platform is looking increasingly likely.

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.

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