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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.

Tables turned as capital flies to ‘safety’ of emerging markets

November 5, 2007

For now, emerging markets bask in glory as they poach quality moniker from ailing developed markets – but a bubble looms.

Gulf exchange buy-ins must be accepted

October 1, 2007

As the world enters a new era of diverse wealth distribution, global financial institutions must reflect the change.

Northern Rock crisis reveals fissures in oversight structure

October 1, 2007

The current debacle over Northern Rock is going to lead to a complete rethink on markets and the way they are governed.

Hypocrisy over sovereign wealth funds

September 3, 2007

Given current regulations regarding SWFs, the US and EU have no right to attack emerging economies on how they invest.

Damn the purists, greater good demands central bank intrusion

September 3, 2007

Government intervention may let the financially reckless off the hook but it can also prevent the wider economy from collapsing.

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