Lehman Brothers

 
What 10 years post-2008 tell us
What 10 years post-2008 tell us
In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the start of the global financial crisis, the world economy has registered stronger growth...
Austerity is an assault on the poor
Austerity is an assault on the poor
No policy is as self-defeating during recessionary times as the pursuit of a budget surplus for the purpose of containing public debt —...
Africa still scares fund managers
Africa still scares fund managers
Even for pension funds.
Ireland may be Europe's only hope
Ireland may be Europe's only hope
Ireland was the Icarus economy. It was the low-tax Celtic tiger model that became the European home for American multinationals in the pharmaceutical and information technology sectors. Ireland was open, export-driven and growing fast, but flew too close to the Sun and crashed back to...
9/11 more akin to the Titanic disaster than Pearl Harbour
9/11 more akin to the Titanic disaster than Pearl Harbour
Being on holiday during the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington spared me having to wade through...
Greece: The new Lehmans
Greece: The new Lehmans
It was less than three years ago that the failure of Lehman Brothers sent tremors through the global financial system, threatening the existence of...
Examiner sees accounting gimmicks in Lehman demise
Examiner sees accounting gimmicks in Lehman demise
Lehman Brothers Holdings used accounting gimmicks and had been insolvent for weeks before it filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, but there was...
Too hot to handle: how Lehman Brothers went down
Too hot to handle: how Lehman Brothers went down
Dusk was falling on Edinburgh that mid-September Sunday when Alistair Darling picked up the phone to speak to Hank Paulson.
Obama lashes out at Wall Street
Obama lashes out at Wall Street
United States President Barack Obama bluntly warned on Monday that some Wall Street bosses were ignoring lessons of the financial crisis, as he...
Obama tries to reinvigorate Wall Street reform
Obama tries to reinvigorate Wall Street reform
President Barack Obama will try on Monday to revive a stalled push for stricter oversight of Wall Street, using the anniversary of Lehman Brothers'...
To the victors, the spoils: a post-Lehman scorecard
To the victors, the spoils: a post-Lehman scorecard
For Barclays and Nomura, the collapse of Lehman Brothers was the opportunity of the lifetime -- a chance to grab a seat at banking's top table as...

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