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There was no joy for the creator of the DeLorean – the car was a failure. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

How Hollywood saved a futuristic car from obscurity

Few would remember this fantasy car as a model of motoring excellence. It owes its success instead to a fantasy film that has turned 30.
Doc (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty (Michael J Fox) in 2015. Universal Studios

It’s Back to the Future Day today – so what are the next future predictions?

The movie got some predictions right on what Doc and Marty would find when the arrive in the "future" today. But what could they find if they took another 30 year leap into the future?
As regulators finally move on the Libor scandal, are they asking themselves the right questions?

In the Libor scandal, where were the regulators?

Welcome to the third and final part of Back to the Future. AS HSBC is fined US$1.9 billion for “egregious” money laundering and the first arrests are made in the Libor scandal, the need for the public…
Institutionalising restraint is business practice will prove challenging for HSBC and regulators alike.

Banks behaving badly: HSBC settles in money laundering probe

The $1.92 billion deferred prosecution entered into by HSBC with US regulators is one of the most significant financial penalties imposed on a global bank. On Tuesday in a Federal Court in Brooklyn, HSBC…
The battle over regulation of capital markets seemed over by 1937: but by the global financial crisis in 2008, separation of the corporation and the capital market was no longer assured.

Reinventing the rationale for market intervention

Welcome to part two of Back to the Future. Through the Securities and Exchange Commission, James M. Landis helped legitimise the authority of the state to intervene in capital markets, despite a judiciary…

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