Category Archive

The Causes of the Banking Crises of the 1920’s

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Americas, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Simon D. Norton The credit crunch of 2007-2008 shares many similarities in terms of causes with the Depression Era and wave of bank failures which took place in the United States in the 1920’s. It would appear that legislative responses made by the government of President F.D. Roosevelt are finding resonance with today’s legis-lators, …

Read More

Rethinking Global Financial Governance Reform

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Daniel D. Bradlow The limited success over the past few years in reforming global financial governance means that there is a need to reassess the current strategy and tactics for achieving global governance reform. You might also like: Decrypting The

Time to Win Investors Over

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Baruch Lev Managers need to be able to respond to investors’ concerns and regain their trust, but their response is seriously hindered by the numerous myths and misconceptions they hold about investors and capital markets. This article explains why. You

Investing in Liquid Gold

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, Personal FinanceComments (0)

Whisky is rapidly becoming the new wine as people look for different ways of investing and growing their cash. Independent whisky expert Dominic Roskrow looks in to the rise of liquid gold. You might also like: Will the Chinese Rise Destroy Pax Americana in

Restoring Executive Authenticity

January 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Roger L. Martin The illegal and unethical behaviour of some business executives over the past few decades suggests something is seriously out of whack in the corporate world. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and

The United States of America or the Soviet Socialist States of America?

December 28, 2010 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, AmericasComments (0)

By Richard Morrish “Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to the

Too systemic to fail: Consequences, causes, and potential remedies

December 28, 2010 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Banking Innovation, Europe, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Raghuram Rajan Perhaps the single biggest distortion to the free enterprise system is when a number of private institutions are deemed by political and regulatory authorities as too systemic to fail. Resources are trapped in corporate structures that have

European Jobs in 2040: Thinking ahead in the Netherlands

December 28, 2010 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, EuropeComments (0)

By George M M Gelauff, Bas ter Weel and Albert van der Horst How will we earn our money in 2040? This article develops four scenarios for how the Dutch economy may evolve. It argues that the future depends on the development of technology – the fundamental

The UK Bribery Act and Beyond – Preparing for Change

December 28, 2010 • Europe, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Michael W. Johnson This article will detail the most important elements of the law, highlighting the restrictions that are broader than previous anti-corruption laws, such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). It will then discuss the steps

Islamic Finance: Is the Time Ripe for a Private Sector Trade Association?

December 28, 2010 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Robert B Gray The growing significance of Islamic finance has brought into sharp focus the similarities and the potential for convergence with respect to market practices between conventional modes of financing and the market for Shariah-compliant