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Philippe Carrel

Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

THE MISSING BIT IN BITCOIN

26 January 2014  |  3193 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Why Bitcoin is not a currency and why can't it be one just yet? It's because a currency is more than a medium of exchange. A currency represents a value (in equivalent labour or means of subsistence) under a given set of economic and political conditions, including and most importantly, enough power to defend such value. The first forms of currenc...

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Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

Basel III, the new rules

14 November 2011  |  3520 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Under Basel III‘s new rules, capital efficiency is no longer a mere function of return and leverage. The ability to collect information and process trades directly impacts the volume and breadth of activities a bank carries out. The convergence of multiple regulations has meant that banks are conducting enterprise-wide risk aggregation on an unpre...

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Philippe Carrel
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THE WORST IDEA SINCE THE BERLIN WALL

20 May 2010  |  2971 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

By trying to ring-fence the bond market Mrs Merkel's government has durably dented the world's confidence in Germany's and EU willingness to abide by principles of the free markets. Worse, this lack o...

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Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

GOLD. PREPARE TO EXIT

16 May 2010  |  9680 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Gold is on the rise but reasons to buy more of it may progressively vanish. One should always be cautious of sharp reversals with precious metals due to the concentration effect during bull runs. Whil...

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Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

New Euro Order: The Empire Strikes Back

11 May 2010  |  2674 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

By setting up a Eur750bn package, the EU legitimately defends its currency but might simultaneously pave the way for even worses trouble. There is no example in history where any regulator or governme...

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Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

Gold. Now.

18 December 2008  |  2992 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The status of gold changed yesterday December 16th when the Fed slashed rates to zero or near zero. Gold lost the remaining of its commodity status for a full investment status. Can gold evolve back t...

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Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

Too big to fail or too big to survive?

24 November 2008  |  2933 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

New buzz words in the street since the rescue of Citi in US, RBS in UK and UBS in Switzerland involve Darwinian processes, dinosaurs and other apocalyptic analogies. One may ask, are the world largest...

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Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

UK will recover first

18 November 2008  |  2340 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

Make no mistake about it, UK will recover first. There is after all only a dozen banks for the government to keep afloat, the giant insurance and re-insurance companies that will suffer from the dele

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Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

What may come out of G20 meeting and why?

11 November 2008  |  1975 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

What is likely to happen at the November 15th G20 meeting and why? Although it was not Nicolas Sarkozy but a group of 11 Commonwealth countries who floated the idea in June 2008, the French President ...

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Philippe Carrel
Philippe CarrelYoung Bankers Connect - Geneva

While the real crisis is building up

07 November 2008  |  1698 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Welcome to a new world! Following a phase of brutal consolidation, investment banking will be carried out by a handful of huge commercial banks themselves under direct or indirect control of governmen...

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