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    1. December 22, 2014

      Banks face restrictions on use of rating agencies in risk assessment

      ...in the lead-up to the financial crash of 2007-09. As early as 2010, the Financial Stability Board, a global standard-setter, said it did not want banks anywhere to “mechanistically” rely on ratings when assessing creditworthiness. The Basel...Sam Fleming

    2. December 12, 2014

      Karl Otto Pöhl, former Bundesbank president, 1929-2014

      ...European Central Bank’s formation, ensuring it took from the Bundesbank its focus on price stability and that each rate-setter had a single vote regardless of where they were from — a decision he was to rue in later life. Born into poverty in Hanover...Claire Jones

    3. December 12, 2014

      Dame Carol Robinson: from school leaver at 16 to leading chemist

      ...to “very loud, very stimulating rock music”. When asked what her next goals will be, Robinson says she is not a goal setter. “Breakthroughs happen by accident. They are unexpected and you capitalise on them. They are impossible to spot.” Women...Ruth Sullivan

    1. December 1, 2014

      Equity investors should heed message from commodities and bonds

      ...commodities per unit of GDP (eg, an improving US versus a slowing China that recently has played the role of a marginal price setter for several commodities). Yet even such individualised reasoning will be challenged should the divergences of recent months...Mohamed El-Erian

    2. November 14, 2014

      Feels like bikini-buying weather, again

      ...collection she co-founded with Shon Randhawa, an Indian fashion entrepreneur, as a “luxe-bohemian label for the modern jet setter”, and the clothes as a hybrid of “things that were missing in my wardrobe; the type of clothes you might discover in...Jo Ellison

    3. FT Alphaville

      November 13, 2014


      For a scene-setter, take a glance at the intro to Thursday’s Markets Live transcript. Basically, Spruce Point, a shorting specialist run by...Paul Murphy

    4. November 7, 2014

      Formula One’s profits spread sees small teams stall

      ...much more than the struggling teams on the grid. The Oxfordshire-based team has done two things right. It chose F1 pace-setter Mercedes as supplier of the new hybrid turbo engines and it has sealed sponsorship deals, notably with Martini. It also recruited...Roger Blitz – Leisure Industries Correspondent

    5. November 6, 2014

      Microsoft Band: review of frontrunner among ‘pre-Apple wearables’

      ...with them all. Many of these devices are not yet on sale. The Apple Watch, expected early next year, is emerging as a pace setter by promising to combine style with apps and features ranging from health to communication, albeit for a premium price starting...Tim Bradshaw

    6. Gavyn Davies

      October 5, 2014

      Private sector QE can work in the euro area

      ...of available asset tranches, and will consider paper with a credit rating as low as BBB-. By adopting the role of a price setter in the market, it hopes to induce the creation of vastly more ABS assets than we have seen until now, thus solving the problem...Gavyn Davies

    7. August 25, 2014

      Make or break for Chinese property

      ...all be clobbered by a slump in demand for the base metals and other commodity exports for which China is the world’s price setter. The size of China’s property boom – and therefore the fallout from any crash – is awe-inspiring. In just two years...

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