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Don't Expect the Earth to Move

Economic summits can be invaluable during crises, but rebalancing commerce or reforming regulation takes more than a meeting.
Original publication date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (All day)

By Friday evening, the heads of the world's 20 biggest economies -- from the US to South Africa, encompassing 85 percent of global economic activity -- will have dined, met, lunched, met again, and made their pronouncements.

If history is any judge, there may not be much in the way of immediate or lasting results.

Banks: Good News — and Bad Assets

Despite a comeback on Wall Street, the heaps of toxic debt aren't going anywhere. Be warned: Banking losses will be playing out for years
Original publication date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 (All day)

Regulators, investors, and policymakers are breathing a sigh of relief about the banks. Profits are up. Bank share prices are surging. And on June 9 Uncle Sam gave 10 banks the go-ahead to pay back $70 billion in bailout funds. "These are early signs of repair and improvement," Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said in a press briefing.

Private Equity Waits Out the Feds

More problem banks and less FDIC money mean tough takeover rules could eventually be loosened
Original publication date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2009 (All day)

More problem banks and less FDIC money mean tough takeover rules could eventually be loosened

No Big Fix for Global Finance

New regulations will be tepid—and will leave the global financial system, and taxpayers, at risk
Original publication date: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (All day)

World leaders are talking bravely about fixing the global financial system. As the Group of Twenty heads toward an important summit in Pittsburgh on Sept. 24-25, they are vowing to bang out a regulatory structure that will keep rich, careless bankers from once again driving their firms to ruin and then getting bailed out by taxpayers.

The FDIC's Gift to Banks

The agency's plan to raise roughly $45 billion to help dodge a cash crunch also offers a way for financial firms to boost capital and profits
Original publication date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 (All day)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. isn't the only beneficiary of a plan to refill its coffers. The proposal, which the banking regulator announced on Sept. 29, also offers an intriguing way for financial firms to boost their capital and raise their profits.

Fed & Treasury Pitch Pay Rules, But Will They Work?

Original publication date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2009 (All day)

Call it pay day in Washington: The Federal Reserve and Treasury made a splash by unveiling sweeping compensation rules, mostly for executives at banks and other financial companies.

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