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Easing your path to lending.
One day, your Facebook posts and Tweets might convince lenders to drop you some cash. Until then, here are five simple ways to help open up the bank vaults.
Out of all proportion?
Time to pick apart the rationale in doom-laden predictions for Britain's second favourite topic of conversation.
Bank of England chief Mark Carney has swung the financial world’s focus firmly onto climate.
“Investors are running ahead of governments.” This is arguably the most striking and encouraging statement heard so far at the Paris climate conference. It was made in a remarkable speech at a forum on…
Loosening their grip. Will markets exit oil like they edged away from tobacco?
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
The all-seeing @
The £1m alleged fraud case of James Alan Craig is a salutary warning of the financial power of social media. Here's what we know so far.
Global scrutiny has pummelled VW shares.
The market reaction to the VW emissions scandal is just like that of a jilted lover.
Time to reorder the flags?
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Back in 2001, a Goldman Sachs economist said Brazil, Russia, India and China would become the powerhouses of the global economy in the coming decades. Is that still in the cards?
Many people simply didn’t see China’s correction coming.
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Fears of a currency war have not come to fruition in Asia, making Asia's current market woes look even more like the effects of contagion.
A ragged record. UK and corruption.
David Cameron's call for an era of clean money has opened the door to a host of problems for the powerful as capitalism struggles into a new era.
Experiencing the bane of an 8% drop in a single day.
Shadow banking has helped fuel continued Chinese economic growth. But it could come back to bite if not brought into line.
The love affair with gold as a financial instrument can be traced back for centuries.
In bank stress tests, what’s worse: runs or lemons (the other kind)?
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US regulators chose to reveal detailed information to the public about the state of the banks. They were able to be so transparent, without triggering a run, because of a strong fiscal backstop.
Heading for a fall. An investor watches on as Chinese stocks tumbled earlier this month.
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Beijing needs to learn to let go of untameable markets and allow the sector into the 21st century.
Double act. Jain and Fitschen at a Deutsche press conference.
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Taking ultimate responsibility for your company's actions hasn't been a popular choice for bosses, but Jain and Fitscher have now set a strong example.
Norway: a flag bearer for ethical investment?
Sovereign Wealth Funds have about $7 trillion to invest in the companies we work for -- and new research shows that the biggest of them brings some extra benefits.
Calling the shots? Markets take stock.
Markets were always likely to prefer a Conservative majority to any other result, but they might need some policies diluted for the gains to be sustained.
Traders used to stuck on the floor in colorful suits, shouting at the top of their lungs. No more.
The 2010 Flash Crash wiped 1,000 points off the DJIA in an instant. An MIT professor explains how to keep it from happening again.
We need entrepreneurs with vision beyond the current reporting period.
When Lord John Maynard Keynes wrote “In the long run we are all dead”, he was not just expressing his frustration at mainstream economists who blindly believed in self-adjusting markets. I am convinced…
He’s having a laugh: Jack Ma with the NYSE traders.
Greed is still good. Wall Street has just witnessed its largest ever stock market launch as Chinese internet giant Alibaba raised some $25 billion and watched its share price rise by 35% on its first day’s…