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Regulators agree tough rules on bank capital

Regulators have agreed tough new rules for banks that flesh out proposals agreed by theG20 group of nations over the weekendthat would force many in Europe to raise tens of billions of euros in capital in coming months.

10 2009 | Viewed: 875 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
US families turn to food stamps as wages drop

US families turn to food stamps as wages drop.

By Sarah O'Connor in Washington

10 2009 | Viewed: 741 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Roubini warns of double-dip recession: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nouriel Roubini, one of the few economists who accurately predicted the magnitude of the world's recent financial troubles, sees a "big risk" of a double-dip recession, according to an opinion piece posted on the Financial Times' website on Sunday.

24 2009 | Viewed: 889 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Biden Says Weakened Russia Will Bend to U.S.

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that Russia's economy is "withering," and suggested the trend will force the country to make accommodations to the West on a wide range of national-security issues, including loosening its grip on former Soviet republics and shrinking its vast nuclear arsenal.

27 2009 | Viewed: 757 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Lunch with the FT: Larry Summers

Larry Summers, director of the US president's National Economic Council, usually eats at his White House desk or sitting around a nearby table with other members of the economic team. But today, for Lunch with the FT, Summers' aides have persuaded him to walk down the stairs to the Ward Room, a windowless alcove near the White House mess.

13 2009 | Viewed: 962 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
The three steps to financial reform

The Obama administration is expected on Wednesday to propose a reorganisation of the way we regulatefinancial markets. I am not an advocate of too much regulation. Having gone too far in deregulating - which contributed to the current crisis - we must resist the temptation to go too far in the opposite direction. While markets are imperfect, regulators are even more so. Not only are they human, they are also bureaucratic and subject to political influences, therefore regulations should be kept to a minimum.

17 2009 | Viewed: 863 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Lunch with the FT: Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward strolled pensively towards the impeccably set table by the window - the one with a clear view of the White House across Lafayette Square. Wearing a sober red tie and a spotless dark suit, the legendary Watergate-exposing journalist bore the faint traces of a frown.

6 2009 | Viewed: 819 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
China throws Kazakhstan economic lifeline

China has thrown Kazakhstan an economic lifeline in agreeing to lend the central Asian country $10bn and buy into a major oilfield.

21 2009 | Viewed: 840 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
A fine balance for Obama to strike

American presidents sometimes give interviews in the Oval Office. On this occasion Barack Obama chooses the nearby Roosevelt room, named after Teddy Roosevelt and his distant relative Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the last American president to be faced with a global economic crisis of this magnitude.

2 2009 | Viewed: 933 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Kazakhstan Seeks to Expand Oil Outlets

The oil-rich Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan urgently needs more export capacity to cope with a big uptick in its oil production over the next decade, a senior Chevron executive said.

A rare bright spot in the global energy industry, Kazakhstan is expected to nearly double oil output by 2020, becoming one of the world's top 10 crude producers. But the landlocked country has few viable export outlets, with the bulk of its oil passing through Russia.

18 2009 | Viewed: 885 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Kazakhstan to pump cash into nationalized banks

Kazakhstan will pump funds into recently nationalized banks to help stabilize the steadily worsening economy, the country's prime minister said Monday.

16 2009 | Viewed: 847 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Kazakhstan may be poised to cut the value of its currency

The Kazakh president has reappointed the veteran Grigori Marchenko as head of the central bank, stoking speculation that the country is poised to devalue its currency.

26 2009 | Viewed: 1 068 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
George Soros: The Right and Wrong Way to Bail Out the Banks

According to reports in Washington, the Obama administration may be close to devoting as much as $100bn of the second tranche of the troubled asset relief programme funds to creating an "aggregator bank" that would remove toxic securities from the balance sheets of banks.

23 2009 | Viewed: 917 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
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