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G-20 Shanghi accord

G 20 Accord for Global Markets?

As one might have noticed, western world is impacted by four D’s – excess Debt, financial sector Deleveraging, aging Demographics and technology Disruption and they have induced huge volatility in the market place slowly and steadily. This...
RoboTreasurer

Treasurer and his robotic counterpart – Some thoughts

Treasury is considered to be the modern strategic value add partner in any business initiative. The role of the treasurer continues to expand into different areas of the organisation, such as risk management and working capital. At the same...
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Do we need any behavioural changes in banks?

The thought for this topic was provided by Ross McEvan, Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland. Ross McEvan said in a commentary to UK’s Guardian newspaper “We need to change our behaviour at every level to reflect this simple truth.” This...
Financial Technology

Financial Technology and Market Leadership

This write-up traces the financial markets, financial institutions and financial technology, the business benefits that can be reaped by financial institutions by acquiring FT – Financial Technology to achieve leadership position in the...
Ronald Coase

My Tributes to Professor Emeritus Ronald Coase

Ronald Coase, 1991 Nobel Prize Winner for Economic Sciences and an influential economist of our times, passed away at the ripe age of 102. His final book was “How China Became Capitalist” co-written with a former student, Nina Wang and this...
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Integrated Global Capital Market Platforms

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance vertical – BFSI in short – is the only global industry which is totally risk savvy and thrives only by acquiring and managing risk. BFSI players need therefore delivery of seamless governance,...
Gap

Gold Accumulation Plans in India

I should consider myself as very fortunate – I had the rare privilege to get associated ‘first’ with bullion banking in India when the official Gold policy was relaxed in the late 1990s and also to get associated with the first...
rupee-down

What needs to be done to arrest the falling Indian Rupee?

In every country prices are expressed in units of its currency. The value of the currency itself however can be judged only against an external reference. This reference, the exchange rate, thus becomes the fundamental price in any economy. Exchange...
prime-broking

Leadship in uncertain times

Leading through uncertainty can be as complex as four deaf and blind persons trying to explain how an elephant would look like by merely touching different parts of a wild elephant. I am also, placed in a similar environment. Despite this serious...
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Greediness faciliated by slack regulation leads to banks’ downfall

Jerome Kerviel former employee Societe Generate, the author of 4.9 billion Euros loss for the bank has claimed now that his superiors knew of his risky bets. (Source Ruadhan Mac Cormaic in Paris). He also claims his superiors turned a blind...