Monthly Archives: April 2010

Talking about Links: 2010-04-29 European crisis, derivatives and much more – Credit Writedowns

  Quote Links: 2010-04-29 European crisis, derivatives and much more – Credit Writedowns sovereign debt crisis To Save The Eurozone: $1 trillion, European Central Bank Reform, And A New Head for the IMF « The Baseline Scenario FT Alphaville – … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs adds to its ranks of lobbyists

 A widening financial crisis in Europe is threatening to put a damper on the economic recovery here and abroad just as the American economy is gathering steam. Greece’s fiscal woes threaten the U.S. – latimes – A credit contagion that began … Continue reading

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Talking about Steven Pearlstein – Big business pleads for loopholes in financial regulatory reform

  Quote Steven Pearlstein – Big business pleads for loopholes in financial regulatory reform Here’s a simple explanation for the financial crisis: Too much cheap credit was extended to households, businesses and even sovereign governments that couldn’t afford to carry … Continue reading

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2010

Live From New York: ECB’s Trichet & Bob Rubin – I almost missed this speaking engagement that the ECB’s chief had at the Council for Foreign Relations in New York. Welcoming him is none other than the rather famous Goldman … Continue reading

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Talking about METRO FORECLOSURE HOT SPOTS BUCK NATIONAL TREND IN FIRST QUARTER WITH ANNUAL DECLINES IN FORECLOSURE

  Quote METRO FORECLOSURE HOT SPOTS BUCK NATIONAL TREND IN FIRST QUARTER WITH ANNUAL DECLINES IN FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY – RealtyTrac® (realtytrac.com/), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its Q1 2010 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report, which shows that … Continue reading

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pril 29 1:57 PM

Europe Is Finished Unless It Changes The Rules Fast – The current Greek crisis has shown all too starkly the limits of the euro zone’s sanction and support mechanisms. If the monetary union is to have a future, it needs new … Continue reading

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Merkel’s complacency turns to panic, as the eurozone catches fire

Merkel’s complacency turns to panic, as the eurozone catches fire – S&P downgrades Spain, as the crisis dramatically spreads through southern Europe; Strauss-Kahn and Trichet try to persuade Merkel that the situation is serious; speaking to German MPs, Strauss-Kahn says rescue … Continue reading

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pril 29 10:56 AM

 Financial innovation: Give me a number | The Economist – FELIX SALMON interviews Glenn Yago: Felix Salmon and Glenn Yago on financial innovation from Felix Salmon on Vimeo. It’s an interesting little conversation, but I continue to be frustrated by … Continue reading

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much as you have but weekly,

 Vermont House passes health reform bill, 91-42 –The Vermont House has passed a health reform bill that includes designing a single-payer system.  By a vote of 91-42 Friday, the House passed a bill with two major sections. One calls for … Continue reading

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US banks pouring millions into bid to kill Barack Obama’s finance reform bill

 Banks run eurozone crisis scenarios as S&P cuts Greece to junk – With markets anticipating a Greek debt restructuring, bank traders and risk managers are preparing for a wider crisis that could drag in northern European countries, tip the euro into … Continue reading

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