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A roundup of all the best financial news and analysis from Days 3 and 4 of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Central bankers tout improved financial regulatory oversight: Featuring the leaders of the Bank of Japan, Bank of England, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund, the “Global Economic Outlook 2014″ panel was the power session from Friday’s agenda.[…] Continue Reading »

Bluford (Blu) Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. Ahead of the Global Financial Leadership Conference, which takes place Nov. 18-20, Mr. Putnam shares his insight about the global economy and the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program. He also offers a forecast for global commodities in 2014.

1. What does the forecast look like for the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

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Stats guru Nate Silver takes to Grantland (wait … a sports site?) to offer 6 observations about the government shutdown. “The folks you see on TV are much too sure of themselves. They’ve been making too much of thin slices of polling and thinner historical precedents that might not apply this time around.”

With the Federal Reserve openly relying on economic data to determine the course of its quantitative easing program, CME Group chief economist Blu Putnam points out the impact the government shutdown will have on the very data upon which the Fed relies.[…] Continue Reading »

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Regulators move to soften Dodd-Frank rule on mortgages makes waves: The decision by U.S. regulators to soften a proposed rule regarding the kinds of loans banks can parcel out to investors without having to keep any ‘skin in the game’ has sparked a good amount of chatter.[…] Continue Reading »

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M.I.T. economist dissects financial innovation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Alp Simsek has published a new paper that challenges the view that financial innovation reduces risk. “Financial innovation might be good for other reasons, but this general kind of belief that it reduces the risks in the economy is not right,” Simsek explains.[…] Continue Reading »