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Interview with Dan Steinbock on the Chance of the RMB to Join the SDR Basket

October 27, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Columns, China, Dan Steinbock, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

1. In your opinion, what is the chance of the RMB to join the SDR basket this year? Has it met all the criteria? What is the biggest barrier preventing it from joining? You might also like: China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative Promotes China Over US Eclipse of US Free-Trade Legacy in Americas and …

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The Fallacy of Measurement

September 30, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Mark Esposito and Terence Tse  In the past two decades, the number of performance indices has proliferated substantially. There are good reasons why performance indices have blossomed: they catch attention and they make information easily

Regulation and Culture Change in Banks

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By John Mellor Responses from regulators to the failures in bank governance and standards of conduct revealed by the crisis of 2007-2008 will fall short of what is needed to restore credibility and trust in financial services. Besides regulation, a change in

The Role of Ethical Finance in the Well Being of the 21st Century Societies

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Sofia Santos According to the Report produced by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, chaired by Joseph Stiglitz, it is acknowledged that “…GDP is an inadequate metric to gauge well-being over time particularly

Will There be Such a ‘Think’ as Responsible Investment Banking One Day?

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Karen Wendt In this article, Karen Wendt, the editor of Responsible Investment Banking: Risk Management Frameworks, Sustainable Financial Innovation and Softlaw Standards, gives our readers an introduction to her latest body of work which is a collection

The Internationalisation of the Renminbi (Interview with Dan Steinbock)

September 29, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, China, Dan Steinbock, Global Capital MarketsComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock      According to Dan Steinbock, the internationalisation of the renminbi is accelerating. The inclusion of the yuan in the IMF basket of reserves is now a matter of time. You might also like: China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

IMF to include China’s RMB in SDR basket as a fifth currency

September 25, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Global Capital Markets, VideosComments (0)

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Toward the Oil-Dollar-Fed Rollercoaster Ride

August 21, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Americas, Dan Steinbock, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The fluctuations of the oil prices, the Fed’s policy rate and the U.S. dollar are intertwined. In fall 2015/spring 2016, the Fed’s impending rate hikes will cause substantial turbulence in emerging markets. You might also like: China’s

The Origins of Business

June 4, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Keith Roberts This essay outlines how business entities began and grew to become the recognizable ancestors of modern business. It suggests that deliberate innovation and marketing are the principal distinctions between modern and ancient business, and

Greece debt crisis: ‘100% chance of success’ says Varoufakis

June 3, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, VideosComments (0)

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