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How Vladimir Putin Rose, and Could Fall – StratFor

Stratfor’s Editor-in-Chief David Judson and Founder George Friedman discuss how Putin’s handling of the Ukrainian crisis is influenced by recent Russian history and could lead to his downfall. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable) … Continue reading

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Greece three years on – FT

Calm has returned to Greece after the anti-austerity riots three years ago. The economy is expected to grow this year for the first time since 2007. Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, analyses the country’s progress and the work still to … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Capital in the Twenty-First Century – LSE

To view slides+audio please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXYIY… To download slides please see: http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/vid… Speaker(s): Professor Thomas Piketty Chair: Professor Tim Besley Recorded on 16 June 2014 in Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street. What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and … Continue reading

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Volatility, markets and monetary policy – FT

Volatility, instability and monetary policy. Cardiff Garcia and Tracy Alloway discuss why the calm in markets is making investors and central banks so nervous — and whether they should do anything about it. For more video content from the Financial … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“…fear was a sign you were awake and intelligent.  Anyone who wasn’t scared had no idea how close we were to the abyss.   I was scared, too.” -  Tim Geithner,  Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

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Daily Risk Monitor – May 29

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Larry Summers on inequality and Piketty – FT

There is an attempt to make capitalism more inclusive. But who is it excluding? John Authers asks former US treasury secretary Larry Summers if he agrees with Thomas Piketty’s thesis that inequality is increasing, and asks how capitalism can be … Continue reading

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Doubts over Piketty inequality data – FT

FT economics editor Chris Giles and FT global economy news editor Ferdinando Giugliano raise doubts about the validity of the data in ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ by Thomas Piketty, which claims that wealth inequality is rising. For more video … Continue reading

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S&P500 Heat Map – May 15

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