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  1. Finance Blogger: Moorad Choudhry

    You read it here first: an Uber-Dove at the helm means markets are only going up

    Forecasting is a mug’s game at the best of times, so one’s success in this field should be treated in the same way as one’s failures: with a wry smile. And this week’s headline in The Times – [US Fed] Rates pledge pushes the S&P to a record high – raised just such a smile!

  2. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    The Week Ahead in Finance (26-08-2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (26-08-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

  3. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (August 4 - 7, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (August 4 - 7, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  4. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Raghuram Rajan on why regulators need common sense

    On 17 June, delegates to the First State Bank "Banking and Economic Conclave" in Mumbai heard a speech by the charismatic governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Raghuram Rajan. The ostensible subject of Rajan's speech was the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FLSRC) report, which he calls "one of the most important, well researched and well publicized reports in Indian financial history".

  5. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    ECB’s negative rates hammer savers but will it make banks lend?

    From the standpoint of savers, the ECB’s negative interest rate play simply emphasizes the plain and obvious fact that this whole accommodative monetary policy with its “lower-for-longer” philosophy, has been hammering the living daylights out of savers.

  6. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    The Week Ahead in Finance (14-07-2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (14-07-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

  7. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (July 4 - 10, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (July 4 - 10, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  8. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Libya's LIA provides another sharp reminder to banks to play it straight

    It is all too easy for international banks who do business with dictators for decades to fall into the trap of believing that their sins, assuming they commit any, will never return to haunt them. The brutal truth, however, is that dictators have a habit of eventually toppling and their corrupt dealings, all of which have to be routed through the global banking system one way or another, suddenly start to come under forensic scrutiny.

  9. Finance Blogger: Moorad Choudhry

    Banks: start worrying when Google offers a current account and overdraft (but not before…)

    On a trip to Budapest last month I caught the BA in-flight magazine Business Life, and one article in particular stood out. The title shouted in large font “Who Needs Banks? The rise of crowdfunding”. The article went on to describe the growth in direct lending such as P2P and crowdfunding, saying how lack of supply was causing more and more small businesses to turn to this disintermediated form of finance.

  10. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    The Week Ahead in Finance (30-06-2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (30-06-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

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