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  • Argentina’s Lying Prices Show Capital Control Limits: Currencies

    When Argentina decided last week to ease limits on dollar purchases, it became the latest emerging- market nation to acknowledge that capital controls usually fail in masking an economy’s flaws.

  • Boomers as Retail Clerks Shows Why Greenspan Saw Low Growth Era

    During his final policy-making meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan glimpsed a force potent enough to trump the law of supply and demand in the world’s largest economy.

  • Europe Crisis Won’t Lead to Lehman-Style Meltdown, Magnus Says

    Europe’s mounting debt crisis is unlikely to lead a widespread collapse of banks, according to George Magnus, senior economic adviser to UBS Investment Bank in London.

  • UBS’s Magnus Says EU Leaders Need to Restructure Greek Debt Soon

    George Magnus , senior economic adviser for UBS Investment Bank in London, said European Union leaders must restructure Greek debt without further delay.

  • Europe’s Architecture Is ‘in Play’ Amid Fiscal Crisis, UBS Says: Tom Keene

    European leaders are playing a “huge game of brinksmanship” as they grapple over who should shoulder the burdens to resolve the euro region’s debt crisis, said UBS AG’s George Magnus.

  • Investors Avoiding Washington Angst Say U.S. Not Weimar

    The third political showdown over U.S. government finances in little more than two years eroded consumer confidence, drew a warning from President Barack Obama about the threat to the economy, and dented the government’s global reputation.

  • Hollande Victory in France Would Rattle Europe: Magnus

    If, as opinion polls suggest, the French Socialist Party’s presidential candidate, Francois Hollande, ousts Nicolas Sarkozy in elections this spring, the euro area may be in for a new wave of instability with far- reaching consequences for financial markets and the euro system itself.

  • Give Karl Marx a Chance to Save the World Economy: George Magnus

    Policy makers struggling to understand the barrage of financial panics, protests and other ills afflicting the world would do well to study the works of a long-dead economist: Karl Marx. The sooner they recognize we’re facing a once-in-a-lifetime crisis of capitalism, the better equipped they will be to manage a way out of it.

  • Osborne, Lecocq, Bove, Magnus Own Words on Diamond

    July 3 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management Chief Investment Officer Kevin Lecocq, Rochdale Securities analyst Richard Bove and UBS AG senior economic adviser George Magnus discuss Robert Diamond's resignation as Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Plc. Axa Framlington Investment Management senior fund manager Mark Hargraves, SVM Asset Management CEO Colin McLean, Cenkos Securities Plc banking analyst Sandy Chen and former U.K. Financial Services Authority Chairman Howard Davies also speak. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • UBS’s Magnus Says Austerity Is Wrong Focus for Europe (Audio)

    George Magnus, senior economic adviser at UBS Investment Bank, says the European debt crisis "is going to deteriorate" unless policymakers can change their "single minded focus" on austerity. Magnus talks with Bloomberg's Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

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