Themes of the Week: The dollar weakens sharply against leading currencies, Congress party wins the Indian elections with a better-than-expected showing and stocks soar, Sir Victor Blank is eased out as Lloyds Bank chairman, President Obama unveils a weak(ish) car emissions plan, and more revelations about British MPs expenses creates a groundswell for institutional and constitutional reform.
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Themes of the Week: The Obama administration unveils sweeping proposals for regulating the opaque over-the-counter derivatives market; a Hollywood media mogul eyes up buying the New York Times; Sri Lankan government forces strangle the Tamil Tigers; and Westminster MPs suffers their worst week since 1641 (with apologies to the Daily Telegraph…)
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Themes of the Week: Tim Geithner stress-tests the US banks, several of whom immediately raise billions of capital; the equity markets like what they see, but some analysts/players warn that of irrational exhuberance; Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne unveils plans to create a new global car company; Amazon launches a new version of the Kindle and the newspaper industry spies a new business model.
And if you missed the FT or ft.com this week, you would have missed out on the following unique items and scoops.
Introduction: Stock markets stage a big (bear market?) rally; Chrysler files for bankruptcy; swine flu shuts down Mexico city and spreads around the world; Citigroup scrambles to raise capital; Gordon Brown stumbles in the face of the Gurkhas; and one of India’s billionaire twins is the target of a dastardly murder plot.
And if you missed the Financial Times or ft.com this past week, you would have missed the following top ten stand-outs…