The company’s decision to repatriate $36 billion in foreign cash brings a large tax bill and raises concerns about whether multinationals’ efforts to minimize taxes are taking too heavy a toll back home.
A major shift in the flow of money around the globe is driving down the euro at a rapid clip, boosting the U.S. dollar and leaving smaller countries to struggle with the consequence of an extraordinary flood.
UK financial regulators are set to clamp down on the marketing of peer-to-peer lending platforms amid concerns that some are mis-selling their products as “risk-free” savings accounts. The Financial Conduct Authority is now scrutinising the clarity
Countries like Germany have gotten away with lecturing others about their fiscal prudence. But maybe the Germans should take a look around them, argues economist Larry Kotlikoff, to see which European Union country is doing it better.
Paul Krugman writes: Two things to bear in mind. First, having in effect thrown away its credibility – in today’s world, the crucial credibility central banks need involves, not willingness to take away the punch bowl, but willingness to keep […]
(1) If the US economy were operating at its productive potential, the share of 25 to 54-year-olds who are employed ought to be what it was at the start of 2000. Back then there were few visible pressures leading to rising inflation in the economy. Does anybody disagree with that? (2) Right now, 25 to …
Until last week, discussions with Greece did not go well. That changed when the circus of international financial diplomacy moved to Washington for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Then it became worse. My
Comments, critiques, and suggestions very welcome… Introduction I take my assignment to discuss “fiscal policy in the medium term” to mean that I should assume a régime in which the economy is not at the zero lower bound on safe nominal interest rates. Thus I can assume that monetary policy can adequately handle all of …
Evan Soltas has an interesting little post (be warned! "interesting" here is being used in the sense that an economics geek might use it) here discussing the "rent hypothesis." That's the idea that rents are becoming an ever greater part of the economy and by golly gosh we really ought [...]
Paco is a dog who lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Recently I learned it costs $12 to store him for a day, with webcam services attached. In this sense there is a negative nominal interest rate on Paco. You might store […]
Let's close the week off with little bit of "history is just repeating itself" education for both the champions of private cryptocurrency, unaware of the private origins of evil fiat currency, and the "take away the banks' power to create money!" Positive Money campaign in light of the recent deluge of historically myopic press releases in our inbox.
As the BoE's historical timeline helpfully points out, the BoE came into being when a private syndicate decided to risk all in 1688 by providing the UK government with funding when no-one else was prepared to do so. This ultimately proved to be a very good decision. It turns out lending money to government on terms you can enforce and control can be very profitable, especially if it leads to wise public investments that improve the wealth of the nation and make it easier to collect taxes as a result.
The City regulator is cracking down on equity crowdfunding after finding that most companies in the fast-growing sector were misleading investors about the risks. The Financial Conduct Authority found that crowdfunders were giving a “misleading or
The SNB balance sheet at the end of December was about 85 per cent of GDP, mostly in foreign currencies, and we do not know whether this has increased markedly during the bout of euro weakness in January. The SNB’s […]
Bankers are not stupid. For all the controversy surrounding the financial sector, everyone can agree on that. For decades banks have shaped their businesses to maximise profits, given the regulatory rules that exist at the time. And when the rules
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