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Why Eric Cantor Sold Out Ridiculously Cheap

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

The world is full of dorky bank stuff. Dorky bank stuff makes some people very rich, and far more people very poor, and still more people very confuse...

The Financial Meltdown Bailout Guy Has More to Say: Hank Paulson on His New Documentary

Nell Minow | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Nell Minow

As Paulson says with regret in the film, that program had a worse approval rating with the public than torture. People were asking, "Why were those fat cats being given money while I am losing my house?"

Calibrating 2014

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The global economy looks poised to display better growth performance in 2014. Leading indicators are pointing upward -- or at least to stability -- in major growth poles. However, for this to translate into reality policymakers will need to be nimble enough to calibrate responses to idiosyncratic challenges.

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve Toughens Requirements For Biggest Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Five years ago, the nation’s largest financial institutions faced what amounted to a mass bank run that forced all of them to seek emergency cash an...

QE Tapering as a Wake-up Call for Emerging Markets

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Emerging markets are not currently as vulnerable as they were in previous moments of global interest rate hikes.

Has Copper Lost Its Predictive Power?

Peter Hall | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business
Peter Hall

Copper is not a rare mineral, but it has a rare property: foresight. Pundits have often turned to the price of the orange metal as a reliable indicator of near-term economic direction.

The Long-Term Price of Financial Reform

André Oliveira Santos | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
André Oliveira Santos

In response to the global crisis, policymakers around the world are instituting the broadest reform of financial regulation since the Great Depression.

Coffee Spill Study Reveals Quirky Physics Of Sloshing

| Jon Cartwright | Posted 05.06.2012 | Science

Scientists face many obstacles on the path to greater knowledge. But new research suggests how to avoid one of the more common pitfalls: spilled coffe...

Meddling in Banks Causes Its Own Perils

Clifford W. Smith | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Clifford W. Smith

We are creating monumental problems down the road from regulators pursuing this disruptive, counterproductive and dysfunctional course of protecting the banks and also intervening with their operations.

There's No Need To Panic...

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

By Lauren Young NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) - Bank customers shouldn't stress out over the latest U.S. bank stress test results. ...

Alexander Eichler

Occupy The SEC Marches In Support Of A Strong Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A crowd of some 60 people were milling outside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Financial District Monday afternoon. They liste...

Catherine New

Growing Numbers Moving Their Money Away From BofA

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Do banks need your money? Bank of America revealed yesterday that the number of customers closing their accounts spiked last quarter, but official...

Bank's Bold Program Not Working, Raising Credit Crunch Concerns

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

The European Central Bank's generous lending to banks is not boosting liquidity in the European economy as much as intended, according to a leading Fr...

We Must All Now Be Avid ECB Watchers

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Not surprisingly, signals of market stress are increasing, with a growing number of measures now flashing yellow and some on the verge of flashing red. The longer this persists, the greater the risk of very large market moves.

How Did European Banks Trap Themselves in a Replay of the 2007 Crisis?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

At a conference in New York at the end of 2008, Obama's economic advisor, Larry Summers made a prophetic remark at an event organized by the Economist.

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

How SecondMarket Gives Startups A Bridge To An IPO

Barry Silbert | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Barry Silbert

How does a startup know when the time is right to leverage the private company stock market? Although there is no clear-cut formula, certain indicators, such as number of shareholders, the age of the startup, and market traction can be utilized.

DeLong: Economy Is In A Liquidity Trap

Bloomberg | Brad DeLong | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

There is only one real law of economics: the law of supply and demand. If the quantity supplied goes up, the price goes down....

How to Handle Hedge Fund Investing

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

How can you, as an investor, handle hedge fund investing? Be strategic, be sensible and speak up.

PIMCO CEO: U.S. Quantitative Easing 'Overinflated' Brazil, China

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

Forget the United States, maybe it should be called the Federal Reserve of the world economy. El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, the largest bond ...

The Myth That Banks Are Solvent

Marshall Auerback | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Many financial institutions are hopelessly insolvent, holding mountains of toxic waste that will never be worth anything. So why are we implementing policies that simply maintain a credit-based economy?

Nanjing and the New International Monetary System

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

The current international monetary system has certainly delivered a lot. But it also has flaws that need to be fixed, especially if the next phase of globalization is to succeed in bringing a strong and broad-based rise in living standards.

The Future of Macroeconomic Policy: Nine Tentative Conclusions

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

We've entered a brave new world in the wake of the crisis; a very different world in terms of policy making and we just have to accept it.

Rewriting the Macroeconomists' Playbook in the Wake of the Crisis

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Before the global economic crisis, mainstream macroeconomists had largely converged on a framework for the conduct of macroeconomic policy. It is now time to converge again.

Bankers, Regulators and Governments: the Difficult Consensus

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The recent crisis was a failure of risk management -- a diagnosis widely shared among the members of the IIF. But we are also starting the next crisis: the public finance crisis in Europe, the United States and Japan.