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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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PRESS RELEASE: As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World’s Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk

PRESS RELEASE: As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World’s Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk

Press Release     As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World's Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk     Disaster-Resilient Communities and Economies Integral to Sustainable Development London, 27 June 2014 - A ground-breaking alliance between the United [...]

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change to the United States

A report from the Risky Business Project, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Office of Hank Paulson, the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, and the TomKat Charitable Trust   From the Executive Summary:   Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change to the United States uses a standard [...]

IEX HIRES FORMER SEC HEAD OF DIVISION OF TRADING AND MARKETS

IEX HIRES FORMER SEC HEAD OF DIVISION OF TRADING AND MARKETS IEX today announced that John Ramsay, until recently the Acting Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets, is joining the company as its Chief Market Policy and Regulatory Officer. In this role, he will work with a broad range of [...]

Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree

Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree Posted on June 20, 2014 by Ellen Brown Finance is the new form of warfare – without the expense of a military overhead and an occupation against unwilling hosts. It is a competition in credit creation to buy foreign resources, real estate, public and privatized [...]

Robert Skidelsky on the economics curriculum

Robert Skidelsky on the economics curriculum

  New post on Real-World Economics Review Blog   Robert Skidelsky on the economics curriculum by merijnknibbe According to Brad deLong, 'the extremely wise Robert Skidelsky has an excellent rant against Anglo-Saxon economics departments', on Project Syndicate. First a Skidelsky [...]

Brad Katsuyama on Conflicts of Interest, Investor Loss of Confidence, and High Speed Trading in U.S. Stock Markets

Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs by Bradley Katsuyama, President and CEO, IEX Group, Inc.   EXCERPT   Committee Ask: Address conflicts of interest affecting brokers charged with seeking best execution of customer orders, including [...]

Conflicts of Interest, Investor Loss of Confidence, and High Speed Trading in U.S. Stock Markets

Watch Brad Katsuyama, featured in Michael Lewis’ bestseller Flash Boys, discuss issues affecting the US equity markets, particularly conflicts of interest in pricing structure, market design and technology architecture, such as high-frequency trading.   Presented before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations June 17, 2014 [...]

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – The Tale of ‘Bitcoin Jesus’

Today’s Top Stories from GFI – The Tale of ‘Bitcoin Jesus’

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 From the Global Financial Integrity Blog:   Someone Gets Fired at BNP Paribas Why Swiss Banks Can’t [...]

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Three Transformative Levers

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:  Three Transformative Levers Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), Fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. He can be contacted at [email protected] First posted by Post2015.org, a site facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute. The co-chairs [...]

Other News – SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White

Other News – SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein Declares War on SEC Chair Mary Jo White   Naked Capitalism*   A relatively new SEC Commissioner, Kara Stein, has decided to depart from the usual polite behavior regulatory overseers and is making noise about SEC decisions and policies that she finds to be dubious. The word most commonly [...]

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