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WallStreetBets; Spacs; electric highways and much more . . .
Research looks at how the world’s largest sovereign creditor lends.
It’s quiet but perhaps not too quiet.
Central banks, that‘s who. Now the BIS suggests watching them like big banks.
Elon’s twitter meltdown; MTV; K-pop and much more . . .
S&P 500 earnings are beating estimates at a record rate.
The ex-Landsdowne Partners financials expert joins us today for a chin-wag at 4pm BST/11am EST.
Ghost ships; culture wars; Star Wars; and much more
An FT Alphaville insider tells us it looks a little fishy.
The Swiss bank publishes a report on the Archegos blow-up, which left it nursing losses of $5.5bn.
America’s largest businesses continue to defy a long studied relationship between firm size and revenue growth.
Drone off; Dell’s deal; labour shortages; and much more.
Record-breaking record breaking; men of ice cream; Elon’s “Ride Script”; Trump’s secret source; and more.
Inflation; pandemic partners; QE and much more . . .
Stephen Cecchetti and Kim Schoenholtz argue against the need for a “universal” CBDC.
NYC’s disorienting reopening; the time tax; tax cuts for the rich; the vaccine impact in Israel; and more.
When you pitch an ever brighter future, you better hope it doesn’t darken.
Rates; Rusbridger; Evergrande and much more . . .
Pomp and some sad circumstances.
The American Right’s hippie phase; dog racing; Ben & Jerry’s;
The cash markets are finally about to get what they’ve long been asking for — an officially endorsed dollar term rate to replace Libor
Complexity economics; Bitcoin’s heart problems; Dune; and much more
Efforts are under way to protect the world’s financial networks from a quantum attack. But some question if the threat to crypto assets is really as existential as feared.
Customer service; science; burning churches; bad inflation takes; and more.
Why using crypto smart-contracts to remove financial intermediaries comes with its own trade-offs.
Renting pools; Crypto wallets; DeFi paradoxes
Come join us at 4pm UK time to chat fintech, CBDCs, SDRs, and other initialisms with the man who nearly became president of Ecuador.
The academic thinks we’re seeing the revival of the era of free banking and regulators should act pre-emptively to manage the risks.
Valance; Powell; AstraZeneca; and much more
American kids’ Britishisms; Amazon’s mystery seeds; vaccine sceptics; Havana Syndrome; and much more.
Leibbrandt joins us today to discuss his new book “The Pay Off”.
The House of Lords committee on which Lord Mervyn King sits has laid into the policy he initiated.
Covid origins; Zuckerberg’s speeches; Lumber felled; and much more
A recent Ipsos MORI/Economist poll on Covid restrictions was redone along the lines of our suggestions and the results are starkly different.
Twitter anniversary; Mumford uncancelled; CPI inflation
Top officials, including the Bank of England governor, are pushing firms here to adopt a specific benchmark for dollar borrowing.