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Oil companies sit and fiddle whilst the global economy burns

30 October 2008  |  3726 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The announcement that BP's third quarter profits have exceeded £6billion has to be a worry for governments and just about everyone on the planet. In these times of economic worry and with the financial markets in turmoil such figures have to be embarrassment for the board of BP. In turn all the other oil companies are likely to show similar impres...

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Risk Management; a whole new ball game

29 October 2008  |  3647 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We all thought we knew everything about risk and wow has that assumption been shot to pieces in the credit crunch. Virtually every bank in the world has spent an incalculable amount of money on their risk systems but when it came to the crunch they were proved to be almost worthless. It makes you wonder how could we have got this so wrong and how ...

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Gary Wright
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Can the new trading venues survive?

22 October 2008  |  4583 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I was interested to see that Chi-X have announced good profits and this set me thinking about how they will fare in the next year, as all the other new trading venues come in. So far Chi-X has had it ...

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Gary Wright
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SEPA Credit Transfers; a over hype phoney project

17 October 2008  |  3077 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Despite what hype there has been in the media and all the pundits jumping up and down shouting Eureka the SEPA project to date is just a damp squib. SIBOS this year had many vendors ringing their hand...

Gary Wright
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Islamic banking Tunis the next Dubai?

13 October 2008  |  3310 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

During the course of my visit to Tunis whilst undertaking a corporate actions benchmarking project, I became engrossed with the effort by the Tunisian government to create a significant new financial...

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Gary Wright
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Who is going to replace Lehmans?

10 October 2008  |  3347 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The finance industry is losing many of its major names as the crisis begins to bite. Some of the names may stay but they are now owned by behemoth banks who just get bigger and bigger. We are going to...

Gary Wright
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A Thirst for Vengeance

09 October 2008  |  2905 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When the dust has settled on the financial crisis there will be a complete and detailed analysis by the politicians rather than the industry. The finance industry does suffer short memory syndrome and...

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Gary Wright
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Selling Ban will hit Derivatives

03 October 2008  |  3295 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It's a certainty that the ban on short selling will decrease the transaction volume in derivatives. The strategic use of derivatives creating short positions and escalating volatility in the markets w...

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Gary Wright
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Fat cat bonuses; lessons could learn from Wood Mackenzie

01 October 2008  |  3120 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Fat cat bonuses in the City dealing rooms have become the topic of discussion this week with all and sundry it seems having a view. The Archbishop of York is just one of the stranger people taking a s...

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