Global Financial Crisis
Discussions around large current account imbalances among systemically relevant economies as a threat to the stability of the global economy faded out in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.
An election with only one candidate? Sounds like a stitch-up. But with nominations just closed, the one candidate in the forthcoming poll, Madame Lagarde, will be re-elected as Managing Director of the IMF regardless.
With some warning indications emerging in the economy, it is helpful to understand the potential effects this may have. Yet, one must caution their self before assuming a conclusion, for indications only produce predictions.
The root of the Greek crisis lies in the mindset of an aging nation that is unable to accept the urgent need for deep reform to make the country more competitive.
A collective effort to deliver a policy upgrade is needed urgently to face up to rising challenges in an uncertain world, to ensure financial stability and better growth prospects. Three percent of global output is at stake.
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The Art of Being Alive Series: A Glimpse of the Realities Facing Our Generation (Syria, Climate, Population and Global Awareness)
Where do we begin from? The questions: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ALIVE TODAY? WHAT IS THE ART OF BEING ALIVE TODAY? WHAT IS
LONDON -- It is often said that we live in a culture of instant gratification -- and this is especially true of financial markets. The debt crisis was a spectacular example. Upfront profits blinded over-confident investors to long-term risk -- with disastrous consequences. Since the crash, lack of confidence has given rise to a different type of short-termism.