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A provocative idea: linking income inequality and the subprime crisis

He was called Raghuram Rajan, the economist introducing the controversal hypothesis about a causal link between increasing income inequality and the financial crisis, at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

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Anticipating risks in 2011…but can we?

”Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” says Warren Buffett. As true as that seems, there is a very powerful second dimension to it: If you don’t anticipate what’s coming, you can do as well as you want and … Continue reading

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What’s up in 2011?

What a year 2010 has been! The sheer dramatics all over the financial world were breathtaking at times, and surely it was a remarkable year announcing a remarkable decade. But where do we go from here? Let’s recap the most … Continue reading

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Today’s the day for Spain!

After clearly failing to raise enough capital in today’s bond auction, Spain is unable to refinance its debt, needs a bailout from the EU-fund, triggering further state bankrupcies in Portugal, Belgium and Italy –

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Will Germany kill the euro?

It seems like the €-zone is playing a game of dominoes: one country falls into a financial crisis and they all tumble, one after another. Is the euro as a single currency in danger?

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Company Bonds to overtake Government Bonds?

For decades, government bonds have been regarded as relatively risk-free, at least when they are issued by solid western countries. Amidst the current financial turmoil involving the US economy and the Euro-crisis, are we to witness a dramatical change in … Continue reading

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Brave New GM

Has General Motors overcome its crisis? – On Thursday, November 18th, the market is supposed to experience the largest IPO of 2010.

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