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How to prevent bubbles

The new year sees the launch of the EU’s new financial supervisors: the European Banking Authority, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority. If you haven’t already done so, have a l…

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The new gatekeeper

For quite some time, we have tried to highlight how the EU’s new financial supervisors could eventually take on too much power for comfort – not least when viewed from the City of London. The European Securities and Markets Authority, in particular, lo…

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Voting By Your Weight

Karl Otto Pöhl – former President of the Bundesbank – is quoted in German economic weekly Wirtschaftswoche, making an interesting observation. According to Pöhl, bigger eurozone countries (and most importantly the biggest of them all) should be given…

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