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‘Reforming Global Finance’

News, opinion, proposals for reforming finance at global and national levels. Tracks new laws to curb speculative finance, transaction taxes and how financiers caused the collapse of 2008-9. News on monetary-systems reform of the Federal Reserve, IMF, World Bank, BIS and central banks.

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The Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance

The Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) has now released its sixth newsletter to offer a transparent look into its recent activities and international project work. Please find attached the new issue and read about: The Centre’s project portfolio in the field of [...]

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – GFI Urges Obama, African Leaders to Prioritize Curbing Illicit Financial Flows at U.S.-Africa Sum

  Monday, August 4, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Join Us for Our Upcoming Conference on Illicit Financial Flows in Brazil      Illicit Finance Jounralism Programme Lauches Fourth Training Project      Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife [...]

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade

Ten Reasons for Saying ‘No’ to the North Over Trade Analysis by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda and Phil Harris GENEVA/ROME, Aug  2014 (IPS) - India’s decisive stand last week not to adopt the protocol of amendment of the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) unless credible rules were in place for the development issues of the South was met [...]

IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change

IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Ethical Markets has campaigned for 30 years to get all externalities internalized within company and public sector balance sheets. We salute the IMF for this report and I hope to review the full volume soonest. ~ Hazel Henderson,Editor IMF's Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change 'Many energy prices in [...]

BRICS – The End of Western Dominance of the Global Financial and Economic Order

BRICS – The End of Western Dominance of the Global Financial and Economic Order

BRICS – The End of Western Dominance of the Global Financial and Economic Order   By Shyam Saran*   NEW DELHI, Jul 2014 (IPS) - The sixth BRICS Summit which has just ended in Brazil marks the transition of a grouping based hitherto on shared concerns to one based on shared interests. Since the inception of BRICS [...]

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – Investors Should Hold BNP Paribas Accountable-Someone Has To

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – Investors Should Hold BNP Paribas Accountable-Someone Has To

  Monday, July 28, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:     Debate in Delaware on Anonymous Companies    Why Wildlife Trafficking and Anonymous Companies are Mutually Inclusive       Why Tanzania Needs to be Careful with Gas [...]

Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might

ISIS Report 28/07/14SiS ReviewEquality is Good for You########################RG Wilkinson and KE Pickett. The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better forEveryone. Penguin Books.  Pp 349 £9.99. ISBN 978-0-141-03236-8.Prof Peter Saunders:  Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might. It seems obvious that the way to improve the lot of [...]

You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to Reboot

One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of their predecessors, they are refreshingly honest. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 2nd: Two of the world’s most powerful women of finance sat down for a lengthy discussion Wednesday on the future of monetary policy in a post-crisis [...]

ESRA Online Course in English (1 – 19 September 2014)

ESRA Online Course in English (1 – 19 September 2014)

              Upcoming Course:   From 1 to 19 September, 2014   Registrations       The ESRA Online Course aims to provide managers, leaders and analysts in commercial, corporate, investment and retail banking with the tools for environmental and social risks analysis, to [...]

BETTER MARKETS: Attention on the 4th anniversary of the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) resumes

BETTER MARKETS: Attention on the 4th anniversary of the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) resumes

Financial Reform Newsletter July 23, 2014     Attention on the 4th anniversary of the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) resumes: Better Markets' new poll on voters' unhappiness with the pace and extent of [...]

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