IMF Says Greece Needs More Time, Possible Debt Reduction
Christine Lagarde and Wolfgang Schaeuble are locking horns over Greece.
Companies Prepare for Greek Exit
Despite the prime minister's about-face from austerity opposition to austerity enforcer, public sentiment in Germany and Austria is rising against any further help to the beleaguered country.
Germany Doubles Down on Greece
German officials seem to be backing away from earlier hints that leniency would be possible toward Greece on complying with the budget constraints of its bailout package.
Bank of England Implicated by Barclays in Libor Fixing
Documents released by the bank indicate that he may have been given tacit approval by Paul Tucker, deputy BoE governor, to adjust Libor rates to be more in line with other banks after Whitehall expressed concern lest Barclays appear to be in trouble.
Reports of ‘Death of Equities’ Greatly Exaggerated: DFA
Dimensional Fund Advisors vice president Weston Wellington found something awfully familiar about a recent article in the Financial Times.
For Retirement, Is 67 the New 65?
Life expectancy at birth is expected to rise by more than seven years in developed economies over the next 50 years, the OECD says.
BlackRock to Plan Asia Investment Fund with CIC
BlackRock is said to be planning to launch an Asia investment fund together with China Investment Corp., China’s sovereign wealth fund.
Bill Gross’ Year a ‘Stinker,’ as He Lags 92% of Peers
Citing Lipper data, PIMCO’s Bill Gross, manager of the world’s largest bond fund, lost money through November while bond indexes gained about the same amount, says the Financial Times.
Not All Angels Are From Heaven
An article by Financial Times journalist Jonathan Moules recently caught my attention.
The Perils of Exchange Traded Funds
Despite their retail-friendly image today, ETFs were originally designed as a product for professional fund managers and institutional investors, and their involvement is still high.