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”I would shut down the hedge fund industry”

Salon – John R. Talbott is a former investment banker with Goldman Sachs and the author of "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street," "Contagion," "Obamanomics," and "The Coming Crash in the Housing Market." Simon Johnson, the former chief economist […]

ECB’s Stark raps move to boost IMF drawing rights

Reuters – European Central Bank Executive Board member Juergen Stark was quoted on Tuesday as criticizing decisions made at the G20 summit to boost the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Stark suggested in a newspaper article that the decision was […]

Leaders at G20 Vow to Restore International Markets, Keep a Closer Watch on Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds can expect to be kept on a tighter leash in the near future, as leaders from all over the world met at the G20 summit in London to discuss the next steps towards remedying […]

Darling Predicts Agreement on Hedge Funds, IMF at G-20 Summit

Bloomberg – The Group of 20 leaders will agree on new rules to rein in hedge funds and may more than double the resources of the International Monetary Fund, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling said. “There is a […]

Europe pledges more funds for IMF

Boston Globe – The leaders of Germany, Britain, France, and Italy yesterday said that the resources of the International Monetary Fund should be doubled, to $500 billion, to help head off new problems in countries already hit hard by the […]

China wants IMF to be tougher with rich states

Reuters – China, setting out its stall for the next global financial summit, wants the International Monetary Fund to get tougher with developed countries that let their economies run off the rails. In a position paper prepared for the April […]

The Icelandic Volcano Erupts

Middle East Online – Can a Hedge-Fund Island Lose Its Shirt and Gain Its Soul? In December, reports surfaced that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson pushed his Wall Street bailout package by suggesting that, without it, civil unrest in the United […]

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