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5 Ways Jim Yong Kim Can Save the World Bank | Foreign Policy
'If it really wants to reduce poverty, the bank will have to slaughter some of its sacred cows.'
USA  international-affairs  banking  economics  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
World Bank Names Jim Yong Kim Next President - WSJ.com
'…named Jim Yong Kim as its next president, maintaining a seven-decade U.S. lock on the post after the first challenge by candidates from other countries.'
international-affairs  economics  banking  USA  politics  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Goldman Sachs director in London quits 'toxic' bank
A manager at US banking giant Goldman Sachs in London has quit, saying he could no longer work there "in good conscience".
posttofacebook  economics  money  banking  financial-crisis  people-suck  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tim Harford — Article — Look out for No. 1
It seems that the numbers that got Greece into the Euro were at least partly manufactured. And this could've been worked out by the fact that not enough of them have their first digit being 1.
economy  money  banking  europe  lies 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - France held hostage by its banks
'The danger is that at the moment that the French government makes explicit an open-ended willingness to underwrite the enormous balance sheets of French banks, the more the perceived strength of the balance sheet of the French state would be undermined. In a worst case, the risk for France is that it becomes Ireland on steroids.'
money  economy  France  financial-crisis  banking 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Banks face biggest shake-up for decades
'All of Britain's leading banks would have to put their retail banking operations behind a new ring fence or firewall. This means that vital services for small businesses and individuals, looking after their deposits, making loans to them, and moving money around, would be in these new ring-fenced subsidiaries.'
banking  economy  money  financial-crisis  interesting 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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