Vladimir Putin, who has stirred up unprecedented protest to his more than decade-long rule in Russia, was not far from the minds of some watching the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar” in Moscow.
Cleopatra was 18 when she and her 10-year-old brother, Ptolemy, jointly ascended the throne of Egypt. The family had a long history of internecine betrayal and murder, so it was no surprise when the siblings, now married, engaged in a fierce battle for supremacy.
Mary Jo White’s announcement yesterday that high-frequency trading, dark pools and the industry around the avant-garde in market structure are now officially under review brought us some sports analogies.
Former Bank of England policy maker Charles Goodhart said U.K. finance minister George Osborne may struggle to find a successor for central bank Governor Mervyn King untainted by the financial crisis and banking scandals.