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Commentary & Opinion
January 26, 2015 Nick Stern Is Wrong; Climate Change Is Not The Largest Market Failure The World Has Ever SeenSource: Forbes
The takeaway line from the Stern Review, Sir Nicholas Stern’s (now Lord Stern) investigation into climate change and what, if anything , we might do about it, is that climate change is the largest market failure the world has...
January 26, 2015 Is Davos just an excuse for the 1% to have a bonding session?Source: The Guardian
Committed to improving the state of the world. That’s the motto of the World Economic Forum, which wraps up in Davos tomorrow with the rich and powerful pondering whether to listen to Mark Carney’s views about the global economy...
January 23, 2015 Market Structure Map - The CommitteeSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
The chief of the regulatory body overseeing our markets declares investors and issuers the essence of them and then bends to special interests and forms an advice committee constructed of sixteen intermediaries and observers, two...
January 22, 2015 Google: A Leader In Socially Responsible Investing, But Improvement Needed In Some AreasSource: Seeking Alpha
There are many ways to understand and develop socially responsible investing (SRI). What is "responsible" for each person is vastly different, and what might be "responsible" to one person might be "irresponsible" to others. That...
January 21, 2015 Forget the Davos Joke. Last Year's Predictions Turned Out RightSource: BusinessWeek
An evergreen joke among speakers at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos warns against making predictions. Whatever you say, the punchline goes, will be proven wrong.
Source: City AM
When we come to look back on 2014 in the years ahead, I believe that it will be seen as a watershed year in the long and varied history of investing. While there hasn’t been a single transformational event or action, over the...
January 20, 2015 Why China’s premier is making a rare showing in DavosSource: CNBC
In a rarity for Chinese leaders, Premier Li Keqiang will attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos later this week, joining 40 other heads of state and government including François Hollande and Angela...
January 20, 2015 Swiss move shows euro is like a bad, bad marriageSource: CNBC
As the Swiss National Bank unlocked the doors on its cap on trading euros for Swiss francs, the rush to exit the euro was faster than one of those French bullet trains.
January 20, 2015 German investor morale soars—too good to be true?Source: CNBC
German economic sentiment rocketed beyond expectations in January, according to the latest data from the country's Centre for Economic Research (ZEW), but analysts wonder whether Germans are complacent about risks from the euro...
January 16, 2015 Why the World Is Freaking Out About Switzerland TodaySource: Slate.com
Today, Switzerland's central bank shocked investors by abruptly abandoning its national currency cap of 1.20 francs per euro, which it put in place during Europe's rocky economic days of 2011.
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