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  1. Finance Blogger: Morningstar

    Will the foreclosure mess dog your bond fund?

    Sloppy mortgage record keeping and foreclosure delays have captured headlines lately, but the controversy won't likely have a major impact on bond funds that invest in mortgage-backed securities.

  2. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE Top 5 Stories of the Week

    QFINANCE brings to you its top 5 financial news stories of the week, along with relevant QFINANCE articles and definitions to fill you in on background details. Stories this week include G20 decisions on how to prevent another crash, Zoellick's calls for a new gold standard, and revelations from George W Bush's newly published memoir.

  3. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    Water wells up corporate agenda to become issue for CFOs

    To a large extent, water has traditionally been taken for granted by the world's largest corporations. They have seen it as just another (usually free or cheap) abundant natural resource, the usage of which goes largely uncosted, unrecorded and unaccounted for.

  4. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    "Blindsided" by crisis, Bush denies all responsibility for its fomentation

    George W Bush's memoirs Decision Points provide a fascinating and revealing insight into the thinking - or the lack of it - that helped inspire the former US president's decision-making during his eight years in the Oval Office.

  5. Finance Blogger: Bill Sharon

    It's the money, stupid

    Some thirty plus years ago I read a book entitled Man's Worldly Goods - The Story of The Wealth of Nations by Leo Huberman. Mr. Huberman was an avowed socialist and co-founder of The Monthly Review – a dyed in the wool lefty if there ever was one. My recollection is that his book was easy to read and an interesting history of how wealth was defined over time and through a number of different economic systems.

  6. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    Chinese ratings agency says QE2 is "like drinking poison"

    The mood ahead of the G20 summit in Korea is turning ugly. America's actions - especially its policy of deliberate dollar devaluation through quantitative easing - are looking increasingly irresponsible and even reckless to its creditors, some of whom are starting to snap.

  7. Finance Blogger: Leslie Kossoff

    The value of the Super-Angels

    Years ago, during the midst of the dotcom boom, I was sitting at breakfast at Buck’s, minding my own business and preparing for a meeting that I had later that morning. Buck’s is a restaurant in Woodside that is a popular hang with the venture set and was a veritable gathering place for everyone involved in tech ventures in the Silicon Valley. It still is.

  8. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    "This is the monetary equivalent of a nuclear war"

    The Federal Reserve’s policy of effectively shafting its international creditors by debasing the dollar through the mechanism of quantitative easing ain’t nothing if it ain’t controversial.

  9. Finance Blogger: Ian Fraser

    Banks who bend the law are serving capitalism ill

    Alan Sloan is one of America’s most respected business and financial columnists; he is also a man who genuinely loves capitalism. So when Sloan starts suggesting US banks risk destroying the capitalist system with their cavalier disregard for the law, one really ought to sit up and take notice.

  10. Finance Blogger: QFINANCE Editor

    QFINANCE Top 5 Stories of the Week

    QFINANCE brings to you its top 5 financial news stories of the week, along with relevant QFINANCE articles and definitions to fill you in on background details. Stories this week include the erosion of Chinese tradition, a second round of quantitative easing, and interest rate rises in India and Australia.

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