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Corporations need our help. Crispin Semmens

How to pull the plug on irresponsible capitalism

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has proposed a plan to stop companies from avoiding billions of dollars in taxes. As we know from the scandals surrounding Amazon, Starbucks, Vodafone…
Ordinary people stand to lose if Argentina’s economy collapses. EPA/David Fernandez

Why Argentina matters for indebted countries everywhere

Another week, another proposal to deal with Argentina’s debt. The latest one, by the Argentine president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is to launch a voluntary debt swap where investors holding defaulted…
On the retreat. Hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. Justin Lane/EPA

SAC Capital and the curious economics of insider trading

A US judge has approved a US$1.2 billion settlement and accepted a guilty plea by hedge fund SAC Capital in what has been described as the largest insider trading settlement in the country’s history. Eight…

Derivatives can ‘level the playing field’

Trading in derivatives by US electric and gas utility companies levelled the playing field and had a positive effect on the…
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign thrust private equity into the spotlight. AAP

Private equity, hedge funds, and the ‘pointy end’ of capitalism

It is increasingly difficult to find someone who is agnostic about private equity and hedge funds. Many in the financial industry champion these investment vehicles as a means to deliver absolute returns…
Public distrust of business and finance has intensified in the wake of the global financial crisis. Flickr\World Can’t Wait

Private equity, hedge funds must be understood to be regulated effectively

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, much ill-feeling remains towards Wall Street, the investment banks and those individuals who profit from short-term movements in the financial markets…

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