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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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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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Sterling heading towards uncertain future

The recent boost in the Sterling Exchange rates might only be shortlived. A weak Pound Sterling is the only way for the UK to regain economic power, says Neil Mellor, Forex expert at the Bank of New York Mellon, in … Continue reading

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Monetary politics and the crisis

In an interview, Prof. Raghuram Rajan of the Booth School of Business draws a connection between the causes of the financial crisis, and the recent concern about the start of a currency war.

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