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Asset Price Bubbles: Lessons From The Recent Financial Crisis

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Douglas Evanoff, George Kaufman & Anastasios G. Malliaris The successful performance of the U.S. economy during the ‘Great Moderation’ period of 1984 to 2006 appeared to have offered both the economics profession and policymakers the assurance that asset bubbles could be effectively managed with little or no real adverse economic impact.  But

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Keynes, Kant and Capital Flows

July 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Capitalism in the 21st Century, In-depth, Global Capital Markets, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Oliver Bush This is an abridged and altered version of Bush, O, Farrant, K and Wright, M (2011), ‘Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System’, Bank of England Financial Stability Paper no. 13. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring

Is Venture Capital In Crisis?

July 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Douglas Cumming & Sofia Johan The recent financial crisis cannot totally be blamed for the marked drops in venture capital fundraising, reduced venture investment and the hindrance of successful exits around the world, but it may have exacerbated the

Do You Own The Decisive Moment of Truth With Your Customers?

July 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKINGComments (0)

By Craig Pumfrey In every customer interaction is a moment of truth, a point when they will decide to take a course of action that will have either a positive or negative impact on the business. It is possible to own this moment and increase the number of

A Golden Opportunity?

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Andy Simpson Since 2009, there has been a 192.6% increase in volumes of Single Malt Scotch Whisky (SMSW) sold at auction in the UK, a testament to the increasing popularity of SMSW, not just as a drink, but a valued collectable and an increasingly viable

What Does It Mean for an Executive to “Make” $1 Million?

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By David F. Larcker, Allan McCall, & Brian Tayan Compensation figures commingle forward and backward, which makes it difficult for investors to understand what compensation has been promised to executives and what they eventually earn. You might also

Financial Transformation to Sustain the Arab Firestorm

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, In-depth, Banking Innovation, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Nasser Saidi The Arab world needs to undertake major structural transformations if it is to effectively address the challenges laid bare by the Arab Firestorm. Greater regional economic & financial integration, the development of local currency

Basel I, II, III – We Want It All at Once

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Violaine Cousin The complexity of Basel II and III has reached China. In a revolutionary turn within seven years, the Chinese bank regulator has introduced capital adequacy as the tool of choice for supervision and ensured that banks in the process remain

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income, wealth and power. Chuck Collins argues that “we are the 99 percent” is a useful lens to understand these

Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated that “China does not want to buy Europe”. While unusual in international diplomacy, Chinese