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  • Europe’s securitisation market remains stunted
    SECURITISATION, the bundling and repackaging of income streams as tradable securities, goes in and out of fashion. America is still dealing with the fallout from the disaster in one part of the market—sub-prime mortgages—in 2008-09 (see articl…
    - 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • The sanctity of trade statistics
    MIGHT Donald Trump’s promise to shake up America’s trade policy extend to its statistics? According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, discussions are afoot on changing the way trade figures are tallied. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, t…
    - 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • Investors in America’s housing-finance giants lose in court
    ONE unresolved issue from the financial crisis is the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two firms that stand behind much of America’s housing market. Fannie and Freddie purchase mortgages, bundle them into securities and sell them on to…
    - 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • Why national budgets need to take gender into account
    A good investmentLIKE many rich-country governments, Britain’s prides itself on pursuing policies that promote sexual equality. However, it fails to live up to its word, argues the Women’s Budget Group, a feminist think-tank that has been scr…
    - 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • In fintech, China shows the way
    CHINESE banks are not far removed from the age of the abacus. In the 1980s they used these ancient counting boards for much of their business. In the 1990s many bank employees had to pass a basic abacus test. Today the occasional click-clack, clic…
    - 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:44pm -