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The South Pacific Secret to Breaking the Poverty Cycle

Let me tell you a secret about the World Bank. One of the most effective things it ever did to help people break out of poverty is to help them migrate, temporarily, to pick fruit overseas. Migration to pick fruit is probably not the...Show More Summary

World map with countries the size of their stock markets

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Created by Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett, this illustration shows "free-float equity market capitalization" in billions of dollars.

World Bank economists warn Fed hikes may be bumpy for emerging markets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A rise in market expectations for U.S. interest rates as the Federal Reserve starts to normalize policy could cut capital inflows to emerging markets by as much as 45 percent, World Bank economists said in a paper published on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Gujarat Is The Easiest State For Doing A Business; Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh Beats Karnataka, TN, Delhi In Business Reforms:World Bank Report

World Bank, in association with The Department of Industry Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has released a report on implementation of business reforms in India; and Gujarat has topped the list of all Indian states in this research. The report...Show More Summary

Evidence that central bankers cannot be trusted

There’s a great new Wall Street Journal article that begins as follows: In the seven years since the world’s central banks responded to the financial crisis by slashing interest rates, more than a dozen banks in the advanced world have tried to raise them again. All have been forced to retreat. But it’s never their fault: […]

One of the biggest pension funds in the US is going after Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan (BAC, BRK.A)

One of the biggest pension funds in the world is going on the offensive against Brian Moynihan and Bank of America, and reaching far back into its playbook to do so. T he California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) earlier...Show More Summary

Digital Wallets, 3D Printing, Mobile Banking Just the Beginning

Our world today faces more pressing challenges to sustainable development than ever in the history of humankind. The sheer number of people on the planet requiring access to food, clean water and sanitation, combined with the increased...Show More Summary

How You Can Win the Government’s War on Cash

With the crunch on, cash suddenly became extremely valuable. That was duly noted by central banks the world over. The post How You Can Win the Government’s War on Cash appeared first on The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money! See...Show More Summary

The 16 safest banks in the world

Europe's economy is still sluggish while China's market volatility continues. Greece has a cash shortage while Argentina carries a hefty debt burden. It seems as if no bank is safe. But the best place to store capital right now is in Europe, according to an annual report conducted by Global Finance. Show More Summary

The Goldman Sachs-backed startup built to damage Bloomberg launches tomorrow

After almost a year of waiting, the world will get its first glimpse of possible Bloomberg-killer Symphony tomorrow. The messaging tool backed by top Wall Street banks will be launched publicly tomorrow at The Lanesborough Hotel in Hyde Park, London. Show More Summary

Sunday Night Futures

From Harriet Torry and Jon Hilsenrath at the WSJ: Lesson for Fed: Higher Interest Rates Haven’t Been StickingIn the seven years since the world’s central banks responded to the financial crisis by slashing interest rates, more than a dozen banks in the advanced world have tried to raise them again. Show More Summary

World’s most stupid bank robber asks cashier to put money in to his own bank account

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : True Crime Today

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Lesson for Fed: Higher Interest Rates Haven't Been Sticking

In the seven years since the world's central banks responded to the financial crisis by slashing interest rates, more than a dozen in advanced economies have subsequently tried to move rates back up. Not a single one--in the eurozone,...Show More Summary

Dependence On Central Banks Is "Unrealistic And Dangerous", BIS Warns

To be sure, there’s something terribly ironic about the central bank for central banks telling the world that the market is too dependent upon central banks, but then again, the Bank for International Settlements isn’t exactly shy about...Show More Summary

'Botox for Development'

Paul Romer: Botox for Development: In a talk at the World Bank that I gave last week, I repeated a riff that I’ve used before. Suppose your internist told you: The x-ray shows a mass that is probably cancer, but...

Worries over emerging markets deepening: BIS

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - Concerns over the world's major emerging economies, and in particular China, are growing as financial investors reassess the outlook for global growth, the Bank of International Settlements said on Sunday. Show More Summary

A Major Bank Just Made Global Financial "Meltdown" Its Base Case: "The Worst The World Has Ever Seen"

When it comes to the epic bubble in China's economy, it really boils down to one - or rather two - things: a vast debt build up (by now everybody should be familiar with McKinsey's chart showing China's consolidated debt buildup) leading to a just as vast build up of excess capacity, also known as capital stock accumulation. Show More Summary

Banks to Settle With Investors in Suit Over Financial Crisis

Large investors had sued 12 of the world’s largest banks for conspiring to unfairly control a derivatives market at the center of the financial crisis.

If world slides into recession, policy response to fall short: James Saft

Sept 11 (Reuters) – We may well not get a global recession in the coming year or two but if we do, bank on one thing: an inadequate policy response. Citibank Chief Economist Willem Buiter attracted attention this week with a call for a 55 percent chance of a global recession sometime in the next […]

China's `New Normal' Growth Model Is Starting to Get Expensive

``The world's second-largest economy is growing at its slowest pace in 25 years, forcing the central bank to cut interest rates five times since November and funnel credit to local governments to finance new construction. Estimates vary...Show More Summary

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