BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO.58”: CHINA AND MALAYSIA ECONOMIC TIES

April 30, 2010 at 9:06 am | Posted in Asia, China, Economics, Financial, Globalization, Research | Leave a comment

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BIS Review

Bank for International Settlements

BIS Review No 58 available

Fri 4/30/10

Please find BIS Review No 58 attached as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file. Alternatively, you can access this BIS Review on the Bank for International Settlements’ website by clicking on http://www.bis.org/review/index.htm.

What’s included?

BIS Review No 58 (30 April 2010)

George A Provopoulos: The state and prospects of the Greek economy and economic policy challenges

Zeti Akhtar Aziz: Economic ties between China and Malaysia

Barbro Wickman-Parak: The economy and the labour market

Bojan Marković: Desirable capital inflows in Serbia

Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell: Elements for intervention on accounting issues

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BIS Review No 58 available

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Fri 4/30/10

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BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO.57”: BERNANKE ON FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY

April 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Posted in Africa, Economics, Financial, Germany, Globalization, Research | Leave a comment

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BIS Review

Bank for International Settlements

BIS Review No 57 available‏

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Thu 4/29/10

Please find BIS Review No 57 attached as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file. Alternatively, you can access this BIS Review on the Bank for International Settlements’ website by clicking on http://www.bis.org/review/index.htm.

What’s included?

BIS Review No 57 (29 April 2010)

Ben S Bernanke: Achieving fiscal sustainability

Christian Noyer: Banking regulation and the financing of the economy

Axel A Weber: Germany and the financial crisis – challenges and opportunities

Jean-Claude Trichet: What can central banks do in a financial crisis?

Caleb M Fundanga: Zambia’s economic overview and its accountancy profession

Lucas Papademos: The ECB’s accountability towards the European Parliament

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“FROM ETERNITY TO HERE”: SEAN CARROLL BOOK ON THE THEORY OF TIME

April 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Posted in Books, Philosophy, Research, Science & Technology | Leave a comment

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From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

Sean Carroll (Author)

Editorial Reviews
No one is better equipped to take readers on a rollercoaster ride through time, space, and the origins of the universe than Caltech theoretical physicist Carroll, cofounder of Cosmic Variance, one of the top science blog sites. We’re not thinking small here, Carroll announces with glee before launching into his topic. Time is a medium we move through and a way to sequence events. But the Arrow of Time’ is also the only feature of the universe with one irreversible direction: time goes forward. This fact plays an important role in the second law of thermodynamics: the entropy (disorderliness) of an isolated system either remains constant or increases with time. This has implications for our understanding of the Big Bang origins of the universe. We may not be able to travel back in time, but we can find ways to peer back across it and see clues to how the universe evolved, thanks to such discoveries as quantum mechanics and relativity theory. Carroll writes with verve and infectious enthusiasm, reminding readers that science is a journey in which getting there is, without question, much of the fun. Illus. (Jan.)

Review

“Unifying cosmology, thermodynamics, and information science into a refreshingly accessible whole, From Eternity to Here will make you wish time’s arrow could fly in reverse, if only so you could once again read the book for the first time.”
Seed Magazine

“Carroll…takes his readers on a fascinating and refreshing trek through every known back alley and cul de sac of quantum mechanics, relativity, cosmology and theoretical physics. The best way to grasp the rich mysteries of our universe is by constantly rereading the best and clearest explanations. Mr. Carroll’s From Eternity to Here is certainly one of them.”
Wall Street Journal

“For anyone who ever wondered about the nature of time and how it influences our universe, this book is a must read. It is beautifully written, lucid, and deep.”
-Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, author of Black Holes and Time Warps

Sean Carroll’s From Eternity to Here provides a wonderfully accessible account of some of the most profound mysteries of modern physics. While you may not agree with all his conclusions, you will find the discussion fascinating, and taken to much deeper levels than is normal in a work of popular science.”
-Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford, author of The Road to Reality and The Emperor’s New Mind

Product Details:

· Hardcover: 448 pages

· Publisher: Dutton Adult

· January 7  2010

· Language: English

· ISBN-10: 0525951334

· ISBN-13: 978-0525951339

From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

Sean Carroll (Author)

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BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO.56”: PROGRESS ON THE G20 AGENDA

April 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, India, Research | Leave a comment

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BIS Review

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BIS Review No 56 available‏

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Wed 4/28/10

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What’s included?

BIS Review No 56 (28 April 2010)

Axel A Weber: Progress on the G20 agenda

Jean-Claude Trichet: Global governance today

Duvvuri Subbarao: India and the global financial crisis transcending from recovery to growth

Svante Öberg: Public finances and monetary policy

K C Chakrabarty: New paradigms in IT security in Indian banks

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BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO.54”: FINANCIAL STABILITY

April 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, Research | Leave a comment

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BIS Review

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BIS Review No 54 available‏

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Mon 4/26/10

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What’s included?

BIS Review No 54 (26 April 2010)

Mark Carney: Summary of the latest Monetary Policy Report

Vitor Constâncio: Regulation and financial stability

Glenn Stevens: Economic conditions and prospects

Muhammad Al-Jasser: Compliance and combating money laundering

Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur: Review of the cash cycle in Ghana

Syed Salim Raza: Need for alternative delivery channels in promoting access to finance

Jaime Caruana: Macroprudential policy – working towards a new consensus

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BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO.53”: ISLAMIC BANKING INDUSTRY

April 27, 2010 at 11:59 am | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, Islam, Japan, Research | Leave a comment

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BIS Review

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BIS Review No 53 available

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Fri 4/23/10

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What’s included?

BIS Review No 53 (23 April 2010)

Ben S Bernanke: Introduction of the new $100 note

Muhammad Al-Jasser: Overview of the Islamic banking industry

Loi M Bakani: Papua New Guinea’s semi annual Monetary Policy Statement (MPS)

Caleb M Fundanga: Review of Zambia’s economy

Kiyohiko G Nishimura: Japan’s economy and monetary policy

Muhammad bin Ibrahim: Today’s risks, tomorrow’s claims

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BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO.55”: GLOBAL CRISIS AND THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM

April 27, 2010 at 9:51 am | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, India, Research | Leave a comment

BIS Review

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BIS Review No 55 available‏

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Tue 4/27/10

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What’s included?

BIS Review No 55 (27 April 2010)

Jean-Claude Trichet: Interview in Expresso

Masaaki Shirakawa: Revisiting the philosophy behind central bank policy

Nils Bernstein: Global recovery and the Danish economic outlook

Duvvuri Subbarao: The IMF and economic developments in the Indian subcontinent

Fabrizio Saccomanni: The global crisis and the future of the international monetary system

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INVESTBANK JORDAN: AMMAN STOCK EXCHANGE

April 26, 2010 at 1:21 am | Posted in Arabs, Development, Economics, Financial, History, Middle East, Research | Leave a comment

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Investbank previously known as:

Jordan Investment & Finance Bank

Investbank (previously known as Jordan Investment & Finance Bank) is a public shareholding company. Initially established as a financial institution (1982), Investbank, and was licensed as Investment Bank in 1989. In late 1990, Investbank was regulated to be a fully comprehensive licensed bank.

Investbank is listed on the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) with the ticker “JIFB.AM”. In 2009 , Investbank’s paid-up capital was increased to JD 70 million (approx. USD 98.731 million) and its market capitalization totaled JD 105 million (approx. USD 148.095 million) as on 31st of March, 2009

With over 200 team members, Investbank offers a wide range of Personal, Wealth Management, (Small to Medium size Enterprise) SME, Corporate, and Investment banking services. Located in strategic areas around the country, Investbank’s major city locations are continuing to widen in order to better serve its partners.

Since 1982, Investbank has contributed to developing the national economy and supporting economic innovations. Investbank was recognized as one of the first pioneering banks to have heavily played a role in the privatization process for local corporations.

Affiliates & Subsidiaries

Al-Mawared for Brokerage (A wholly owned subsidiary of Investbank) Is a full service brokerage firm that offers local investors as well as international institutions a prime brokerage service for securities traded on the (ASE) Amman Stock Exchange.

Al-Mawared for Leasing (A wholly owned subsidiary of Investbank) Is a specialized firm that offers leasing products for Jordan‘s retail and corporate market.

Head Office & Main Branch AmmanShmeisani Isam Ajlouni Street

Tel.: 5665145 – 5665101/4 Fax: 5681410

P.O. Box 950601 Amman, Jordan 11195

e-mail: info@investbank.jo

Investbank previously known as: Jordan Investment & Finance Bank

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THE GERMAN CORNER: INVENTING GERMAN NATIONALIST TRADITION

April 25, 2010 at 2:40 am | Posted in Germany, History, Military | Leave a comment

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German Emperor Wilhelm I

Deutsches Eck (German Corner)

Deutsches Eck (German Corner) is the name of a headland in Koblenz where the Mosel joins the Rhine. In 1897, nine years after the death of the German Emperor Wilhelm I, the former emperor was honoured with a giant equestrian statue bearing an inscription quoting a German poem: Nimmer wird das Reich zerstöret, wenn ihr einig seid und treu (Never will the Empire be destroyed, so long as you are united and loyal.) Another inscription could be found at the statue dedicating it to Wilhelm dem Großen” (Wilhelm the Great).

In 1945 the statue was badly damaged by an American artillery shell. Soon afterwards it was completely taken down. The French military government planned to replace the old memorial with a monument for peace and understanding among nations, but this concept was never realized.

After the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic in 1949, the country was divided into a capitalist west and a communist east. In order to express the deep wish for a united Germany, President Theodor Heuss turned the German Corner into a monument to German unity. As a result, the coats of arms of all German Länder (states), including those of former German territories such as Silesia, East Prussia and Pomerania, were installed. Replacing the destroyed equestrian statue, a German flag waved over the plaza.

After the Berlin Wall came down in October 1989, three concrete parts of the actual wall were installed next to the monument. On October 3, 1990, the emblems of the new federal states were added.

The monument lost its function as a reminder after the German Reunification in 1990. Yet a discussion arose regarding a reshaping of the plaza. Critics considered the reinstallation of the equestrian statue of Wilhelm I as out of time and improper, whereas promoters saw the chance for tourist benefits. The debate came to an end when a couple from Koblenz announced that they would bear all costs for a reconstruction of the statue. On September 25, 1993, the new statue was inaugurated.

Today, a big national flag and the flags of the 16 Länder are flying at the German Corner as a reminder of German unity. The three parts of the Berlin Wall are now dedicated to the “victims of the separation”.

Deutsches Eck (German Corner)

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SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION IN TRADITIONAL CHINA: JOSEPH NEEDHAM BOOK “THE GRAND TITRATION”

April 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Asia, Books, China, Globalization, History, Philosophy, Research, Science & Technology, World-system | Leave a comment

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The Grand Titration:

Science and Society in East and West

Joseph Needham (Author)

Product Description:

First published in 1969

The historical civilization of China is, with the Indian and European-Semitic, one of the three greatest in the world, yet only relatively recently has any enquiry been begun into its achievements in science and technology. Between the first and fifteenth centuries the Chinese were generally far in advance of Europe and it was not until the scientific revolution of the Renaissance that Europe drew ahead.

Throughout those fifteen centuries, and ever since, the West has been profoundly affected by the discoveries and invention emanating from China and East Asia.

In this series of essays and lectures, Joseph Needham explores the mystery of China’s early lead and Europe’s later overtaking.

Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition
  • April 4, 2005
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415361656
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415361651

The Grand Titration: Science and Society in East and West

Joseph Needham (Author)

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