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A plan for euro replacement

28 November 2011  |  2929 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

As the politicians in the Eurozone appear incapable of coming up with a rescue plan or any plan to implement an orderly retreat I have been thinking of what might happen. So far the politicians’ only idea, has been to flood money into whatever country is teetering on the edge, in the hope of buying enough time to resolve the cause of the illness, ...

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400 million euro; for what?

18 November 2011  |  3876 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

At a recent conference a senior member of the T2S development team said that to date €350m had been spent on development and this was likely to rise to about €400m due to the 9 months delay announced at SIBOS. Let me say it again €400m! When T2S was devised in pre 2006, the world was a very different place and in those days a technology platform t...

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Rating Agencies Stampeding Cattle

17 November 2011  |  3178 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Since the first signs of the Credit Crunch and the debacle of bad asset valuation in the subprime disaster, the role of Credit Rating Agencies has created deep concern for Governments and Regulators a...

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Will M and A be hit; or is it business as usual?

09 November 2011  |  2627 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Last week I attended a breakfast meeting at Cass Business School, a heavyweight panel consisting of Lord Lyndon Harrison, Chairman of the Lords’ Committee For Economic and Financial Affairs and Intern...

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What's the point of MTFs?

07 November 2011  |  3230 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When MiFID was written one of its objectives was to create increased competition to the Stock Exchanges. The view being that the Stock Exchanges were operating in what looked like a monopoly and with ...

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Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts!

02 November 2011  |  3064 views  |  4  |  Recommends 0

No sooner than the Eurozone crisis appears to be moving into calmer waters than another shock wave hits. Only a week ago it looked like Merkel and Sarkozy had agreed a deal to buy some time to ultimat...

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