Recent blog posts
For this financial crisis, let’s debate the solutions not the problems
As the UK banking sector is heading towards another self inflicted crisis, and politician’s jockey about who is most to blame for the mess, how can we learn from the failure to change the finance system in the aftermath of 2008? The answer is to move far more quickly to a debate about the solutions and not dwell on the minutiae of the problems. We can all agree that the finance system, characterized by short-termism, rent-seeking, secrecy, conflicts of interest, cartels, and now open corruption, is broken and needs transforming in one with more transparency, democracy, co-operation, long termism, competition and diversity. The question is how to get there from here.
Accountancy has forfeited its right to call itself a profession
By Ian Fraser, January 24, 2011
As Britain prepares to junk the FSA, some in the City still believe the market knows best
By Ian Fraser, September 10, 2010
Mauldin’s "Endgame" teaches politicians the basics, but are they listening?
By Anthony Harrington, March 23, 2011
The Fiscal Governance: Can Africa avoid the mistakes of the West?
By Economy Watch, October 29, 2013
FOMC and optimism: an uber-dove at the helm means markets are only going up in 2014
By Moorad Choudhry, March 18, 2014
QFINANCE: financial news roundup (August 18 - 22, 2014)
By QFINANCE Editor, August 22, 2014
The Perils of Economic Consensus
By Dani Rodrik, August 20, 2014
The price of adventure - Russia counts the cost
By Anthony Harrington, August 19, 2014
The Week Ahead in Finance (18-08-2014)
By QFINANCE Editor, August 18, 2014
Developing Asia on track for 6.5% growth
By Anthony Harrington, August 15, 2014