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Finance Archive

November 24, 2009

Best Business Books 2009: The Meltdown

A Wealth of Explanations
November 16, 2009

Leadership Lessons and the Economic Crisis

Predictably, one result of the economic crisis is the cry for a new style of leadership. In thinking about what qualities are needed as we move forward, it’s helpful to consider where we’ve been and what the times will require from the next generation of leaders.
November 2, 2009

A Global Financial Governance Primer

Government leaders are designing the next regulatory regime for banks; their answers to four basic questions will determine how well it works.
November 2, 2009

What Banking Needs to Become

Regulations and consumer expectations are changing. The business models, capabilities, and practices of the financial-services industry must change with them.
September 22, 2009

Filling the Gulf States’ Infrastructure Gap

If Middle East countries use lower oil prices as an excuse to neglect development of roads, bridges, and power lines, their bright future could be stymied before it begins.
September 15, 2009

Cut Costs, Grow Stronger

To reduce expenses for the long term and lead the way to recovery, start by taking a strategic view of your capabilities.
August 27, 2009

A Walled Garden for Capital

New socially responsible trading networks seek to facilitate long-term profitable investment.
May 26, 2009

$950 Billion in Extra Capital

Strategies to improve working capital deficiencies and unearth excess cash from corporate balance sheets.
May 26, 2009

Promoting Entrepreneurship in the West Bank

How a conference of multiple stakeholders is bringing financial investment to a region marked by conflict.
May 26, 2009

Making the Most of M&A

Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more critical — and more perilous — than ever. You can build your capabilities, even in the midst of turmoil.
April 28, 2009

Is State Control Making a Comeback?

In considering the relationship between the public and private sectors, it’s time to distinguish the plausible visions of the future — such as a new regulatory environment — from those, like permanent government ownership of banks and industry, that are not plausible.
February 17, 2009

Paradox of Capitalism

Economist Robert Reich believes that the excesses of capitalism have produced a world order in which people feel good as consumers but suffer as citizens.