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.
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.
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.