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Occupy Wall Street and Islamic Finance: Economic Justice Is Enticing — But Elusive

Both OWS movement and Islamic finance aspire to reduce economic injustice but experience of Islamic financial sector shows that economic justice is enticing but elusive.

Take 15: The Risk Factors and Economic Impact behind Commercial and Sovereign Debt

Stephen G. Cecchetti discusses commercial bank leverage, calculating risk weightings, and the long-term effects of excessive sovereign debt.

Take 15: ROE: The Wrong Performance Measure for Banks

Robert Jenkins, FSIP, cites the flaws in the traditional return on equity (ROE) measure in measuring bank financial performance and proposes some much needed alternatives.

Take 15: How to Make Banks Safer

Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, shares his views on how to manage systemic risk in banking.

The Potential European Debt Crisis You Are Not Hearing About

The European sovereign debt crisis has been occupying a disproportionate amount of investor mindshare over these past many months. Yet there is another potential debt crisis in Europe that is receiving… READ MORE ›

Key Players In the European Sovereign Debt Crisis

Complicating matters in resolving the European sovereign debt crisis have been the large number of players each of whom has a stake in the outcome of the crisis.



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