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  • Cameron Evokes Black Wednesday as Pound Weakens 7%: U.K. Credit

    The pound is bearing the brunt of a loss of confidence in the economic policies of U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron.

  • Fed Quantitative Easing May Be Boon to Exports, Skidelsky Says: Tom Keene

    An export boost related to a weakened dollar may be the “main effect” of the Federal Reserve’s plan to buy $600 billion more in Treasuries under quantitative easing, according to Robert Skidelsky , an emeritus professor of economics at Warwick University in London.

  • Skidelsky Discusses Keynesian Solution to Euro Crisis (Audio)

    Lord Robert Skidelsky, member of the U.K. House of Lords and emeritus professor of political science at the University of Warwick, discusses what he believes John Maynard Keynes would do to solve the euro crisis. Lord Skidelsky speaks with Bloomberg's Carol Massar and Michael McKee on "Bloomberg On the Economy."

  • Gorman Skips Business, Jain Likes Faulks: Best Books of 2012

    What books have high-profile readers been enjoying this year?

  • Skidelsky Says Europe May Face `Double-Dip' Recession, German Report Says

    Europe may face a so-called double- dip recession as a consequence of the Greek crisis, Robert Skidelsky said in an interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung .

  • Too Much Faith in Markets Denies Us the Good Life

    John Maynard Keynes’s generation of economists assumed that as people became more efficient at satisfying their wants, they would, and should as rational agents, work less and enjoy life more. Yet power relationships and the insatiability of human wants are such that we have maintained an ethic of acquisitiveness.

  • June 2010 Mailbox

    RE: “From Russia With Cash” May 2010 It would be great if the cards fell so perfectly for all of us. I almost guarantee that in a few years you will be reporting on how it was possible for Mikhail Prokhorov to have lost so much money. Steven Bergh, Cape Town The transformation of Prokhorov to what he is now is an impressive story in itself. Ashwani Ramachandran, Cambridge Solutions Ltd., Bangalore, India RE: “How Hassan Nemazee Duped the World’s Biggest Banks” May 2010 This was an enlightening article that confirms the evident: People act on financial interest. The banks made loans because they saw the interest income and maybe a few headlines. As for Nemazee, someone said the hardest thing about Harvard is getting in; after that, it’s a piece of cake. Given all that has happened, is Harvard really that good? I’m a Purdue University (Krannert School of Management) alumnus. We were taught values and ethics. It’s a pity that more articles are not written about

  • June 2010 Mailbox

    RE: “From Russia With Cash” May 2010 It would be great if the cards fell so perfectly for all of us. I almost guarantee that in a few years you will be reporting on how it was possible for Mikhail Prokhorov to have lost so much money. Steven Bergh, Cape Town The transformation of Prokhorov to what he is now is an impressive story in itself. Ashwani Ramachandran, Cambridge Solutions Ltd., Bangalore, India RE: “How Hassan Nemazee Duped the World’s Biggest Banks” May 2010 This was an enlightening article that confirms the evident: People act on financial interest. The banks made loans because they saw the interest income and maybe a few headlines. As for Nemazee, someone said the hardest thing about Harvard is getting in; after that, it’s a piece of cake. Given all that has happened, is Harvard really that good? I’m a Purdue University (Krannert School of Management) alumnus. We were taught values and ethics. It’s a pity that more articles are not written about

  • NYSE Retail Plan, Japan Probe, Intel Appeal: Compliance

    The New York Stock Exchange’s plan to lure more stock orders from individuals was approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, dealing a setback to Wall Street firms that increasingly keep the business for themselves.

  • London Self-Regulatory System Proves Illusory in Libor Scandal

    As long ago as June 2008, New York Federal Reserve President Timothy F. Geithner was warning the Bank of England that letting bankers set the benchmark interest rate for global finance was open to abuse.

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