Looking Back, Moving Forward: Derivatives

TOOLS FOR MANAGING RISK, OR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION? By Gordon Platt As companies looked to hedge their risks, a new asset class, derivatives, was born in the 1980s. But over the years a number of substantial losses have served ...

Cover: Will Japan Regain Its Greatness?

WILL JAPAN REGAIN ITS GREATNESS? By Michael Shari Business is trying to resurrect Asia's economic miracle a year and a half after the Tohoku tragedy. Tokyo is enjoying a long-deserved renaissance. Young professionals are converging from all across the Japanese ...

FX: Euro Tumbles, EU Debt Crisis Grows

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The European debt crisis remains the key focus of foreign exchange market participants, as the slowdown in the global economy increases pressure on central banks and government officials to take action to ...

FX: Europe’s Crisis Deepens Euro Worry

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The euro is likely to decline against the dollar in the medium term, due to political uncertainty in Europe and weak economic conditions, analysts say. “The eurozone debt crisis is entering a ...

FX: Dollar Favored Over Euro, Yen

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt The dollar rose sharply last month after the Federal Open Market Committee’s meeting in March signaled that further monetary easing is unlikely unless the US economy slows significantly or the inflation rate ...