BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO. 68”: FINANCIAL STABILITY

May 19, 2010 at 10:32 am | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, Research | Leave a comment

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BIS Review

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BIS Review No 68 available

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Please find BIS Review No 68 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 68 (19 May 2010)

Stefan Ingves: Monetary policy and financial stability – some future challenges

Philipp Hildebrand: Setting the course for the Swiss economy – challenges for the Swiss financial centre and outlook for the future

Jean-Claude Trichet: Interview in Der Spiegel

Durmuş Yilmaz: Recent economic and financial developments in Turkey

Muhammad Kamran Shehzad: Commercial mediation in emerging markets – role of State Bank in promoting mediation for resolution of banking disputes

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BIS Review

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BIS Review No 68 available

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BERTRAND RUSSELL H.G. WELLS AND THE COEFFICIENTS CLUB

May 19, 2010 at 8:32 am | Posted in Economics, Financial, History, Philosophy, Research, United Kingdom | Leave a comment

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Coefficients (dining club)

The Coefficients was a dining club founded in 1902 at a dinner given by the Fabian campaigners Sidney and Beatrice Webb. It was a forum for the meeting of British socialist reformers and imperialists of the Edwardian era. The group met monthly.[1]

The club’s membership included:[2]

· Leopold Stennett Amery, statesman and Conservative politician.

· Richard Burdon Haldane, Liberal politician, lawyer, and philosopher.

· Halford John Mackinder, geographer and politician.

· Leopold Maxse, editor, National Review

· Alfred Milner, statesman and colonial administrator

· Henry Newbolt, author and poet.

· Carlyon Bellairs, naval commander and M.P.

· James Louis Garvin, journalist and editor

· William Pember Reeves, New Zealand statesman, historian and poet

· Bertrand Russell, philosopher, and mathematician

· Sir Clinton Edward Dawkins, businessman and civil servant.

· Sir Henry Birchenough, businessman and civil servant.

· Sir Edward Grey, Liberal politician

· H. G. Wells, novelist

In 1903 Russell resigned from the club after a disagreement on the policy of Entente, promoted in a speech by Edward Grey. Russell claimed Entente would lead to war.[3] The group was further divided over the issue of Tariff Reform following Joseph Chamberlain‘s resignation as Secretary of State for the Colonies. Amery would invite those Coefficients supporting reform to form a new club, ‘The Compatriots’. [4]

The club continued to exist until 1909. Printed minutes of its meetings are held by the British Library of Political and Economic Science.

References

1. Bertrand Russell. The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell. p. 452. ISBN 0415104629.

2. “Archives Catalogue – Coefficients”. LSE Library. http://archives.lse.ac.uk/dserve.exe?dsqServer=lib-4.lse.ac.uk&dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqPos=0&dsqSearch=((RefNo=’assoc’)AND(RefNo=’17’)).

3. Bertrand Russell. Autobiography. p. 156. ISBN 041522862X.

4. Walter Nimocks (1970). Milner’s young men: The “kindergarten” in Edwardian Imperial affairs. Hodder & Stoughton. pp. 145. ISBN 034012931X.

Coefficients (dining club)

Comment: the name of the club was coined by

Beatrice Webb to echo the word efficiency, a

favorite topic.

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OTC DERIVATES MARKETS: BIS REPORTS

May 19, 2010 at 12:31 am | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, Research | Leave a comment

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Released today: Two consultative reports by the CPSS and IOSCO‏

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The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have today issued two consultative reports containing proposals aimed at strengthening the OTC derivatives market.

The first report, Guidance on the application of the 2004 CPSS-IOSCO Recommendations for Central Counterparties (RCCP) to OTC derivatives CCPs, presents guidance for central counterparties (CCPs) that clear over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives products.

The second report, Considerations for trade repositories in OTC derivatives markets, presents a set of considerations for trade repositories (TRs) in OTC derivatives markets and for relevant authorities over TRs.

Regards,

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Released today: Two consultative reports by the CPSS and IOSCO‏

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