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Bankers mending their ways? No, they've gone wild

Karen MaleyAug 15, 201213 Comments

It’s now five years since the early warning signs of what would develop into the global financial crisis first started to show, and extraordinarily, there’s little evidence that bankers have mended their ways.

Maley: first shots in the battle for Spain?

Maley: first shots in the battle for Spain?

Karen MaleyJul 30, 2012

Financial markets will remain tense this week, as investors wait to see whether Europe will finally fire the first shots in the "Battle for Spain".

Maley: is Spain too big to bail?

Karen MaleyJul 25, 20121 Comment

The vice gripping Spain tightened further overnight, as investors worried that the country was edging ever closer to a full-scale bailout.

Marooned on Spain's austere coastline

Marooned on Spain's austere coastline

Karen MaleyJul 23, 20122 Comments

As a Spanish bailout looks increasingly unavoidable, investors are worrying the country will be forced down the same austerity route as Greece, condemning its future and that of the eurozone.

But wait, there's more -- criminal probe widens in Libor's wake

But wait, there's more -- criminal probe widens in Libor's wake

Karen MaleyJul 16, 20123 Comments

As criminal probes into the Libor rate-rigging scandal multiply, bankers are becoming increasingly worried that they might finally be held to account for their role in the global financial crisis.

A Nordic block to the European fix

A Nordic block to the European fix

Karen MaleyJul 9, 20123 Comments

Global financial markets again face a turbulent week, as the latest agreement between European leaders aimed at solving the region’s debt crisis threatens to unravel.

Bob Diamond's crisis of Libor confidence

Bob Diamond's crisis of Libor confidence

Karen MaleyJul 5, 20122 Comments

Giant global insurance and pension funds are watching the unfolding Libor scandal with intense interest, as they contemplate massive legal actions against the major banks involved.

Maley: holding back the hand that feeds China

Karen MaleyJul 2, 2012

Fears over the faltering Chinese economy will cast a shadow over global markets this week.

Maley: taxing Europe's frayed tempers

Maley: taxing Europe's frayed tempers

Karen MaleyMay 28, 2012

Tensions in Europe are now close to breaking point, with Greeks reacting furiously to biting criticisms from IMF boss Christine Lagarde.

Maley: could Greece play a bailout trump card?

Maley: could Greece play a bailout trump card?

Karen MaleyMay 25, 2012

As European leaders nervously draw up their emergency plans for a possible Greek exit from the eurozone, one particular thought fills them with dread: what if the country simply refuses to leave?