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New Editor Takes Over At FT

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Media

(Corrects that John Thornhill will be deputy editor, not deputy managing editor in last graph) June 18 (Reuters) - The Financial Times...

Are Big Banks Dinosaurs?

Robert Teitelman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Henry Kaufman, Dr. Gloom from a distant age when Salomon Brothers was still King of Wall Street, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journa declaring that, sooner or later, the era of monstrous, too-big-to-fail banks will end.

(Video) Financial Times Digital Chief: We're Doing Quite Nicely without Apple

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The Financial Times has created its own App based on HTML5 and it is better than the earlier "native" App created for the Apple iOS, says Rob Grim...

What Should the Central Banks Do?

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

In arguing the case for the primacy of economic action, Krugman blithely ignores the difficult situation of central banking in the modern world.

A Sermonette on Prediction and Its Discontents

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

In the Financial Times, Stein Ringen, a professor of sociology at Oxford, takes a lash to forecasting-happy economists, this time over the eurozone. The column provides a lesson in how difficult it is to resist the allure of prediction and the appeal of the simple dichotomy.

Economic Growth Isn't Totally Awful

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

In a subtle rejoinder to his critics, the U.S. nominee for president of the World Bank says that economic growth can help alleviate poverty. "Econo...

Whatever Happened to Occupy Wall Street?

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

OWS is, in a sense, running for office just as hard as Gingrich, Romney and Obama. But the task is far more difficult.

Angela Merkel Kicks Off Davos, Twitter Reacts

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort town of Davos Wednesday with a keynote address that aimed to r...

Could This Be a French Watergate?

Pamela Sage Dodson | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Pamela Sage Dodson

There was apparently a lot going in the French-owned Sofitel Hotel just before and after Strauss-Kahn was arrested.

Fukuyama's Plan to Fix Congress

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Teitelman

Fukuyama is devoted to the Westminister model, which theoretically can produce a coherent plan but which, in the real world, seems to suffer, like any political mechanism, some stubborn problems.

Behind The Snarking About OWS

Jim Sleeper | Posted 12.31.2011 | Media
Jim Sleeper

Republican presidential debates, and even "liberal" magazines' online comment threads, are drawing hundreds eager to rail at clueless dissenters, especially if they can catch them bickering with one another.

Big Bang, Now and Then

Robert Teitelman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

This week represents the 25th anniversary of London's Big Bang. Many beneath a certain age, particularly in the U.S., will wonder what this now-antique event in October 1986 was all about.

Saudi Arabia's Appropriate Response to Iran's Assassination Plot

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.16.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Rather than waiting for the United States government to take the lead would it not be salutary for this once to have Saudi Arabia take the initiative and formulate policy in response to Iran?

Moody's Downgrades Credit Rating Of A Dozen UK Banks

AP | By ROBERT BARR | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

LONDON -- A dozen British banks saw their credit ratings downgraded Friday over doubts over the strength of the government's support, in another sign ...

My Personal Emoticon, "Be Smart," Calls Foul on Financial Hacks and Conventional Thinkers

Pamela Yellen | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

As news consumers, we need to warn one another to Be Smart when we encounter the supernova-size explosions of myths, stereotypes, negativities and illusions that bombard us daily.

Schwarzman's Olive Branch

Robert Teitelman | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Steve Schwarzman, who has displayed a tendency to blame the financial crisis on poor people, now seems to agree with President Obama that the pain, notably through tax increases and entitlement reform, needs to be balanced across classes.

Best Art Magazines Of All Time | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts

The popular use of the word “magazine” only came into being in 1731 with the publication of the Gentleman’s Magazine; its editor thought the wor...

On Investors and the Banks

Robert Teitelman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Trying to view a key systemic sector like banking through the lens of investors can be dangerously deceptive.

Financial Times Apps Pulled From iTunes Store

paidContent | Robert Andrews | Posted 10.31.2011 | Media

Two months after the deadline for compliance hit, it's now clear The Financial Times and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) can't come to a compromise over the new re...

Bill Gross: I Feel Like 'Crying' For Betting Against U.S. Debt

Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

Bill Gross, the manager of the world's largest bond fund, feels like "crying in his beer" for having bet so heavily against U.S. government-relate...

Educating the Educators

Vivian Glyck | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Several of my recent blogs talked about the importance of education in developing countries, specifically in Uganda. I talked about the great impact t...

CEO: 'Mismatch' Between Jobs Available, Workers Needed

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

The United States might have millions of unemployed workers, but one company is having a hard time finding people that fit. Eric Spiegel, U.S. regi...

Banks Prepare To Lower August Use Of U.S. Treasuries As Precaution

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - A number of Wall Street's biggest banks are preparing to lower their use of U.S. Treasuries in August, the Financial Times reported on ...

Aid to Pakistan: America's Headache

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Despite calls to 'get out of Pakistan' and 'leave them to their own devices,' this does matter to global security, and not just because of Pakistan's expanding nuclear capability.

Iran and the OPEC Follies -- What a Difference a Day Makes

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In the oil markets, are we seeing the beginnings of the stirrings of a more liberal and responsible Iran? That would be a most pleasant surprise. Now if only one could get the Saudis similarly responsive in deed rather than in vacuous word, all would benefit.