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A Russian foreign debt will have limited implications for global financial markets but will affect Russia’s credit risk profile. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA-EFE

Russian debt default: two experts explain what it means for Russia and for global financial markets

Experts discuss the implications of Russia’s recent debt default for the global financial markets and Russia’s reputation
According to the authors, investment banking is a sector particularly prone to unethical behaviour. Timothy A.Clary/AFP

Could better regulation reconcile trading and ethics?

The regulatory apparatus designed to oversee investment banking is structurally flawed. To spawn ethical behaviour within traders will require nothing less than a sector-wide cultural change.
Gordon Gekko of ‘Wall Street’ may be the fictional face of insider trading. Ilona Gaynor/flickr

What’s insider trading and why it’s a big problem

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is pushing for a ban on active trading by members of Congress following accusations that some of their colleagues may have engaged in insider trading.

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