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  1. Finance Blogger: Shaun Richards

    What actually is money and how is it created?

    The credit crunch era has not only been hard on the world's economy; it has been hard on concepts of economics, and on economists' ideas too.

  2. Finance Blogger: Moorad Choudhry

    The changing role of central banking – we should we worry about it

    The world’s oldest central banks are almost – but not quite – as old as modern commerce.

  3. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    The Week Ahead in Finance (24-03-2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (24-03-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

  4. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    In spurning Alibaba's $15bn IPO, Hong Kong puts principles before profit

    In refusing to bend its own rules for Chinese internet giant Alibaba, the Hong Kong stock exchange has put principles over profits. China’s eighth richest person, Jack Ma, wanted to list Alibaba, the sprawling e-commerce sourcing and social media empire he founded in 1999 on Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEx). But, after the bourse refused to relax its listing rules in order to suit his needs earlier this week, he confirmed Alibaba will float in New York instead.

  5. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (March 14– 20, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (March 14– 20, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

  6. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    Bitcoin and alternative currencies after the Mt. Gox debacle

    Perhaps the most surprising thing about the failure of  one of the earliest and largest bitcoin exchanges, the Tokyo based Mt. Gox, which filed for bankruptcy after admitting it had “lost” some 850,000 bitcoins with a total value of around $480 million, has been the resilience of bitcoins on other exchanges.

  7. Finance Blogger: Moorad Choudhry

    FOMC and optimism: an uber-dove at the helm means markets are only going up in 2014

    Last week, a senior monetary policy committee member at the Bank of England remarked that when interest rates do start to rise it’s good news, because it means that the economy is growing at a pace that warrants action to reign it in, so to speak. That is 100% right.

  8. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    The Week Ahead in Finance (17-03-2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (17-03-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.

  9. Finance Blogger: Anthony Harrington

    UK leads search for a pensions plan that works: Part 2

    In November 2013 the UK government issued a consultancy paper entitled: Reinvigorating Workplace Pensions. As I noted in Part 1, the aim was to seek responses to the government's attempts to formulate a "halfway house" between DB schemes and DC schemes. What the government is looking at are various ways of sharing the risk between the two.

  10. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE: financial news roundup (March 7 - 13, 2014)

    Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (March 7 - 13, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.

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