The wishes in this title are, of course, for a truly effective risk management system for financial institutions. And the beggars, unfortunately, are us. There are many kinds of risks...

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MARKET PERCEPTION FAILURES

03 Sep 2014

The Phones4U story provides an irresistible opportunity to discuss CSR, which has also been in the news recently. It is an ideal counterpoint to the Phones4U story and has been...

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PHONES 4U EVAPORATES

03 Sep 2014

Private Equity – not the mobile operators - killed Phones4U” Jonathan Ford—Financial Times “This is an unprecedentedly ruthless and probably collusionary event that has caused the demise of a great...

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THE DOLDRUMS

03 Sep 2014

The summer saw markets extend the pre-existing moribund state into out and out docility. There is a growing acceptance among financial institutions that central banks will apply the sedative of...

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RUSSIA

03 Sep 2014

Gazprom earned $32bn last year and is the largest extractor of natural gas in the world. In a world of overpriced companies it looks startlingly cheap trading at just 2.7x...

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MEXICAN BANDIT

03 Sep 2014

The Economist highlighted that Basilio Gonzalez is an “unusually well paid civil servant”. He earns $213,000 a year, which is not bad for a 70 year old. What catches the...

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FIJI WATER

03 Sep 2014

The environmental impact of extended supply chains is increasingly coming under scrutiny. Mark Johnson of Warwick Business School analysed the supply chain of the number one US importer of bottled...