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Credit Agricole takes Greece in its stride | Advantage zyaada

Dealbook tells us that the first greek confession has happened. Credit Agricole, the French bank, pushed back profit targets for struggling Greek unit Emporiki on Tuesday and will take a … Continue reading

June 22, 2010 · 1 Comment

The new normal: A depressed prognosis keeps optimism alive | Advantage zyaada

For those of us who were always part of the denouement to the crisis since two decades back when globalization came making its mark as a hope, it has been … Continue reading

June 14, 2010 · 2 Comments

Circling the Wagons? The Goldman Sachs Amendment | Advantage ‘zyaada’

While BP has purportedly started toying with Bankruptcy for just a 25% share of the Deepwater Horizon, paying for its costs, Joseph Stiglitz, an Economist known to favour India and … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · 1 Comment

Bernanke’s warning of unsustainable debt | Advantage ‘zyaada’

Bernanke twists in the screw   Bernanke erred on the wrong side once earlier in July-September 2008, when so close to the answer, he chose to maintain ‘Everything’s OK’ in … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Office of fair trading strikes in the money | Advantage zyaada

The English psychology of trying for second place (mistakenly read as the Hindu rate of growth in our part of the Commonwealth)     The European markets have in general … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · 1 Comment

Europe’s choosing the road less travelled | Advantage ‘zyaada’

The Crisis Advantage Unlike the earlier lessons of Financial history when Europe had a hardly $300 billion sized market and LTCM broke down, this time around Europe is a substantial … Continue reading

June 8, 2010 · 1 Comment

Selling Banks' Private Equity Businesses | Advantage Europe

Europe must have been tired of being buzzed by a dozen nefarious headlines every 12 hours last month, May taking its toll on BP with three alternatives already declared failure … Continue reading

June 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

The pain of Spain … and Greece | Advantage 'zyaada'

With a Euro 20 billion from Greece and Euro 30 billion from Spain no one in the Euro zone should be complaining. And one thought people would notice that Greece, … Continue reading

May 26, 2010 · 3 Comments

In UK: Elvis has left the building | Advantage 'zyaada'

Vince Cable though is in No, Gordon wasn’t the Elvis. The industry and probably the complete knowledge economy were however a disastrous last step for Britain to assert its salaried … Continue reading

May 17, 2010 · 1 Comment

From the 'deux la machina' to the Elephant | Advantage 'zyaada'

The Euro hasn’t really moved in ten years Unfortunately, just when the Lib Dems finally joined the government in the UK, the Euro almost seems ready to be consigned to … Continue reading

May 17, 2010 · 2 Comments