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  1. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    A halfway house to fiscal union in the EU

    Anyone who thinks that the key figures behind the Eurozone, from heads of state, to finance ministers, to the head of the European Central Bank (ECB) are not giving thought to ways and means for getting beyond the EU’s rolling sovereign debt crisis, is dreaming.

  2. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    India’s take on the G20: an emerging market view

    With the press in the developed markets now more or less resigned to hearing little of substance from G20 meetings it might be useful to take in an emerging market perspective, as given by the Director General of the Reserve Bank of India in a recent speech.

  3. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    “If you ever go across the seas to Ireland…”

    To twist the words of the old song, if you ever go across the seas to Ireland, you are unlikely to find the population in a very forgiving mood, at least as far as the government of the day is concerned. There is a real anger out and about in Ireland at the way the Celtic tiger has been brought down by foolish bank lending and equally foolish and unsustainable government promises to stand behind that lending.

  4. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    APEC calls for free trade and an end to creeping protectionism

    In a recent interview I had with Kleinwort Benson chief investment officer, Jeremy Beckwith, he remarked that while the mid-term elections in the US might have left Democrats and Republicans gridlocked on the political front, the one thing both embattled parties could agree on was the need to protect American companies and American jobs against foreign, currency manipulating, predatory exporters, aka the Chinese and anyone else engaging in competitive devaluation.

  5. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Swaps market gets into a spin over Dodd Frank

    By the 1980s people had begun to try to use futures type contracts to take the risk out of many other kinds of price movements over time, including interest rate movements and currency movements. The swaps market had arrived, and with it, the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market – the same market that acted as such a catastrophic amplifier of bank bad practices in the run up to the 2008 global crash.

  6. Finance Blogger: Leslie Kossoff

    Innovation funding – the prize isn’t in the box

    One of everyone’s favorite corporate phrases is, “Let’s think outside the box.” That’s actually wrong. Because in the real world, there is no box. Otherwise, innovation wouldn’t exist. Smart players know this. Big time. And, as a result, they’re putting their money where their belief is.

  7. Finance Blogger: Leslie Kossoff

    The value of the Super-Angels

    Years ago, during the midst of the dotcom boom, I was sitting at breakfast at Buck’s, minding my own business and preparing for a meeting that I had later that morning. Buck’s is a restaurant in Woodside that is a popular hang with the venture set and was a veritable gathering place for everyone involved in tech ventures in the Silicon Valley. It still is.

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