Economics


Bye, bye, Basel III !
Published by Philippe Herlin | Jan 10, 2013 | Articles

Incredibly, banks’ wishes have come true in the very first week of 2013 ! Should we rejoice ? Well, not really, because one of the main dispositions of Basel III, where prudential norms of the world banking sector are being discussed, has been emptied of its substance. The crisis of 2008 has show...

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Eurozone’s Fragile Structure
Published by Philippe Herlin | Dec 13, 2012 | Articles

We won’t be cruel by reminding you that François Hollande, recently, and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, last spring, had declared the Eurozone crisis « over »... All the different bailout plans are only fragile undertakings, and the smallest shock can bring them down, as we know and are witnessing right now.

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Savers and Consumers : How the Fed and BCE Monetary Policies will Smash your Purchasing Power
Published by Fabrice Drouin Ristori | Sep 24, 2012 | Articles

A few days only after a new round of quantitative easing (QE3) was announced by Ben Bernanke, the Fed’s president, which was preceded shortly by the European central bank’s Mario Draghi’s own plan, investors and savers alike are asking themselves, as they should, how to protect their assets in this inflationary context.

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