Better Markets: Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Why do almost all companies finance themselves mostly with equity, but Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks finance themselves almost 100 percent with borrowed money (debt), making them very unstable and at high risk of failure even if they only have tiny losses?  Because those handful of gigantic banks (only 9 banks in the …

YOUNG’S CHINA BUSINESS BLOG: Earnings: Trina Firmly In Black, Weibo Stuck In Red

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

Conversations Click to teach Design Extensions Mail this conversation is important. Saleel Dhavan (Baseca. (2) (DE: FORWARD MOTION!!) Week ending May 23rd – Write ABOVE THIS LINE to post a reply or view this on Basecamp Joseph Dykeman posted a comment about 9:17 am Important mainly because of the words in the …

Speed and Efficiency Becoming False Goals in Financial Markets

Jay Owen Articles by Hazel Henderson

Speed and Efficiency Becoming False Goals in Financial Markets Wall Street’s high-frequency trading (HFT) controversies reveal the damage it does to longer-term values essential to all markets. But reform is in the works. Submitted by: Hazel Henderson By Hazel HendersonMisgivings were raised in 2012 by Sal Arnuk and Joe Saluzzi …

Banking Union Time Bomb: Eurocrats Authorize Bailouts AND Bail-Ins

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Banking Union Time Bomb: Eurocrats Authorize Bailouts AND Bail-Ins   Ellen Brown http://EllenBrown.com March 29, 2014     “As things stand, the banks are the permanent government of the country, whichever party is in power.”   – Lord Skidelsky, House of Lords, UK Parliament, 31 March 2011)     On …

Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

Jay Owen Books and Reviews

The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance   Banks and financial sector firms are still held in low repute by public opinion in many countries. Taxpayers and retail investors along with average citizens still distrust stock markets, high frequency trading and resent their banks, brokers and …

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Reports You Need

Inaction on Climate Change: The Cost to Taxpayers When we examine the full costs of public programs that pay for disaster relief and recovery from extreme weather events—ad hoc disaster assistance appropriations, flood insurance, crop insurance, wildfire protection, and state run “residual market” insurance programs—we can begin to understand the price to U.S. …

Solar Portfolio Update and Market Update – 10-25-2013

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Resource Efficiency

Solar Portfolio Update and Market Update – 10-25-2013 Solar Portfolio’s Update I initiated our second 2013 solar portfolio (2013 Solar Portfolio 2) at the market opening on 26 June, subsequent to the introduction of President Obama’s new energy policy, which I thought was a positive step, although, far from what …

Solar Portfolio Update and Market Update – 10-9-2013

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

Solar Portfolio’s Update I initiated our second 2013 solar portfolio (2013 Solar Portfolio (2) ) at the market opening on 26 June, subsequent to the introduction of President Obama’s new energy policy, which I thought was a positive step, although, far from what I would consider a “bold step” for …

NEWNET: Trina Solar shirks losses in Q2, pushes profit to $51.2m

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

21 August 2013 – Today’s Top Stories on NewNet NADB finances Sol Orchard’s $67.6m PV park Rentech sells Natchez bioenergy site for $9m Turkey’s Aksa Enerji funded €44m for three wind farms Raya confirms financing for Indonesian geothermal projects Pattern Energy begins 218MW Texas wind farm construction SPI Solar to …

Newnet: TRIG acquires 276MW wind, solar from RES

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

16 August 2013 – Today’s Top Stories on NewNet TRIG acquires 276MW wind, solar from RES PREMIUM German development bank KfW Ipex provides $59.6m for Canadian wind farm Latest on NewNet Asian companies pick up pace on solar and wind deals. Find out more with a New Energy World Network premium …