Qatar’s New Diversification Fund Attracts Investors
If ever there were an example of investing internationally to reap the benefits of diversification, perhaps Qatar’s new venture is a shining example.
UPDATE: Scotland Votes “No” on Independence
On September 18, Scotland voted “No” on independence from the U.K. by a 55%-to-45% margin.
Scottish Independence Vote Shakes Up U.K. Economy
While the outcome has yet to be decided, the toll on the economy of the U.K. has been substantial.
Barclays Names Jenkins CEO
Antony Jenkins, head of Barclays' consumer business, is taking over the spot vacated by Bob Diamond in the heat of the LIBOR scandal.
ECB Battle: Draghi vs. Weidmann
ECB President Mario Draghi is challenging Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann’s opposition to a plan for the ECB to reenter the bond markets.
Criminal Probes Start in LIBOR Scandal
The LIBOR scandal churned on; criminal probes were launched by the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) while in the U.S., the Justice Department prepared to file charges.
U.K. Recession Deepens
As the world counts down to the opening of the Olympic Games in London on Friday, Londoners—and others in Britain—are dealing with an economy that in Q2 of this year slowed considerably more than expected.
Regulators Question Interest Rates From Sweden to Singapore
Regulators are questioning how interest rates are set across the globe—not just LIBOR and EURIBOR, but also various in-country rates.
BoE Governor Pushed for Barclays Chief’s Ouster
The British Parliament got an earful over the last couple of days as testimony continued in the LIBOR-fixing scandal.
Diamond Pressured as Barclays’ Agius Steps Down
Barclays Chairman Marcus Agius resigned from his post after a LIBOR-rigging scandal resulted in a fine of 290 million pounds. CEO Bob Diamond remained at the helm despite calls for his ouster.