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Global Financial Warriors The Untold Story Of International Finance In The Post 9 11 World

Author : John B. Taylor
ISBN : 9780393609233
Genre : Business & Economics
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“A valuable insider’s account of financial diplomacy in the Bush administration.”—Jeffrey E. Garten, Washington Post Sworn in as head of the U.S. Treasury Department’s international finance division just three months prior to 9/11, John B. Taylor soon found himself at the center of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House Situation Room, to the meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities worldwide as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze terrorist assets, plans the financial reconstruction in Afghanistan, oversees the development of a new currency in Iraq, and deals with the spread of financial crises. From reforming the IMF and the World Bank to negotiating international agreements to reduce Iraq’s debt by 80 percent and cancel the debt of very poor countries, Taylor’s unparalleled access offers the reader an insider’s account of a pivotal time in international finance.
Category: Business & Economics

Hard Lessons

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ISBN : MINN:30000008510715
Genre : History
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Product Description: The billions of dollars expended in Iraq constitute the largest relief and reconstruction exercise in American history. SIGIR's lessons learned capping report characterizes this effort in four phases (pre-war to ORHA, CPA, post-CPA/Negroponte era, and Khalilzad, Crocker, and the Surge). From this history, SIGIR forwards a series of conclusions and recommendations for Congress to consider when organizing for the next post-conflict reconstruction situation. Over the past five years, the United States has provided nearly fifty billion dollars for the relief and reconstruction of Iraq. This unprecedented rebuilding program, implemented after the March 2003 invasion, was developed to restore Iraq's essential services, build Iraq's security forces, create a market-based economy, and establish a democratic government--all in pursuit of U.S. interests in a stable and free Iraq. Did the U.S. rebuilding program achieve its objectives? Was the money provided well-spent or wasted? What lessons have we learned from the experience? Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience, a report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), answers these and other important questions by presenting a comprehensive history of the U.S. program, chiefly derived from SIGIR's body of extensive oversight work in Iraq, hundreds of interviews with key figures involved with the reconstruction program, and thousands of documents evidencing the reconstruction work that was - or was not - done. The report examines the limited pre-war planning for reconstruction, the shift from a large infrastructure program to a more community-based one, and the success of the Surge in 2007 and beyond. Hard Lessons concludes that the U.S. government did not have the structure or resources in place to execute the mammoth relief and reconstruction plan it took on in 2003. The lessons learned from this experience create a basis for reviewing and reforming the U.S. approach to contingency relief and reconstruction operations.
Category: History

Global Banks On Trial

Author : Pierre-Hugues Verdier
ISBN : 9780190675776
Genre : Law
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In the years since the 2008 financial crisis, U.S. federal prosecutors have brought dozens of criminal cases against the world's most powerful banks, charging them with helping their customers evade taxes, manipulating financial indices, evading sanctions, and laundering money. To settle these cases, global banks like UBS, Barclays, HSBC, and BNP Paribas paid tens of billions of dollars in fines. They also agreed to extensive internal reforms, hiring hundreds of compliance officers, spending billions on new systems, and installing independent corporate monitors. In effect, they agreed to become worldwide enforcers of U.S. laws and policies, including financial sanctions--sometimes in spite of their own governments' protests. This book examines the U.S. enforcement campaign against global banks across four areas: benchmark manipulation, tax evasion, sanctions violations, and sovereign debt. It shows that U.S. prosecutors have unilaterally carved out a new role as global bank regulators, heralding a fundamental shift in how international finance is overseen. Their ability to do so stems from U.S. control over vital hubs of the international financial system, where they can threaten global banks with exclusion. In some areas, these unilateral U.S. actions have ushered in important multilateral reforms, such as the rise of automatic tax information exchange and better regulated financial indices. In other areas, such as financial sanctions, unilateralism has attracted protests from other states and attempts to bypass U.S.-based financial infrastructure, which could undermine the country's power.
Category: Law

Managing International Financial Instability

Author : Fabrizio Saccomanni
ISBN : UCSD:31822035342674
Genre : Business & Economics
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Recurrent instability has characterized the global financial system since the 1980s. This instability and the resultant disruptions - to financial and foreign exchange markets, causing bankruptcies and sovereign debt defaults - are linked, in this book, to shortcomings of the global financial system.
Category: Business & Economics

National Journal

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ISBN : PSU:000055191753
Genre : Legislation
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Category: Legislation

The Price Of Fear

Author : Ibrahim Warde
ISBN : 0520258150
Genre : Political Science
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"Ibrahim Warde exposes the Bush administration's much ballyhooed, but often duplicitous 'war on terrorist finances' which has nabbed few bad guys, ruined many innocents, frozen little hot money and vastly complicated worldwide banking for the greater glory of a burgeoning American bureaucracy."--Jonathan Randal, author of Osama: The Making of a Terrorist "Ibrahim Warde takes a long overdue skeptical look at the widely held view that money is the 'oxygen' of terrorism. That conclusion has resulted in a financial war on terror launched by the US government that in many cases has produced meager or even counterproductive results. Warde writes with great clarity, and his book is very well reported. It is a welcome addition to a field that has been largely the preserve of alarmists with little interest in the kinds of reporting done by Warde."--Peter Bergen, author of The Osama bin Laden I Know "A pleasure to read . . . remarkably informative about a subject that the press seems to have mangled. This ought to have a big impact."--Chalmers Johnson, author Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire "Is it any wonder that with thinking like this, American policy went adrift in the war on terror, not able to find a solid base on which to move forward?"--Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, author of North Atlantic Civilization at War "A witty, irreverent analysis of the financial 'war on terror' . . . A must read for anyone interested in the Middle East and the global economy."--Clement M. Henry, co-author of Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East
Category: Political Science

The Politics Of Global Regulation

Author : Walter Mattli
ISBN : UOM:39076002808348
Genre : Law
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"Regulation by public and private organizations can be hijacked by special interests or small groups of powerful firms, and nowhere is this easier than at the global level ... This is the first book to examine systematically how and why such hijacking or 'regulatory capture' happens, and how it can be averted."--P. [iv] of cover.
Category: Law

Warrior Trading

Author : Clifford Bennett
ISBN : 9780471793977
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73.66 MB
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Today's global financial markets are every bit as viciouspsychologically, and sometimes even physically, as the battles thegreat warriors throughout history have faced. Just as the warriorsof old rode out to battle with the confidence and knowledge toconquer new lands and foes, so do the warriors of the market whothrive on the battleground of the trading floor. In Warrior Trading, Clifford Bennett, one of today'sleading currency forecasters, outlines a path to trading success byhighlighting the characteristics, the knowledge and skills, and thepsychological state of mind required to be a true warrior trader.You'll be introduced to some fresh and unique perspectivesregarding the markets, by looking at fundamental and technicalanalysis, as well as discovering how best to trade within themarkets as an individual. Most importantly, you'll learn how totake advantage of those moments when the perceptions of mosttraders (the herd) are at odds with the underlying reality-momentswhen fear, greed, and other emotions wreak havoc on the ordinarytrader's ability to operate objectively. Divided into three comprehensive parts, Warrior Tradingwill show you how to develop the focus, attitude, and mentaldiscipline of a top trader so that you can make the most out ofyour time in the markets.
Category: Business & Economics

To Lead The World

Author : Melvyn P. Leffler
ISBN : UOM:39015074061832
Genre : Political Science
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Eleven of America's most esteemed writers and thinkers offer level-headed, far-sighted, and achievable recommendations on how America can regain its standing in the world and use its power more wisely than it has during the Bush years, in an incisive analysis of American foreign policy.
Category: Political Science

Behind The Development Banks

Author : Sarah Babb
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132217311
Genre : Business & Economics
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Examines the influence of congressional activism and Washington politics on the ideas and activities of the World Bank and other multilateral development banks, discussing three decades of history and policies.
Category: Business & Economics

Hoover Digest

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213179695
Genre : Policy sciences
File Size : 69.21 MB
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Category: Policy sciences

Military Economics

Author : Ron Smith
ISBN : PSU:000067166954
Genre : Business & Economics
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Military power needs to be financed and economic development is often shaped by military conflict, thus the interaction of military and economy, power and money is central to the modern world. This book provides an accessible introduction to the economics of the use of organised force, with a wide range of historical and current examples.
Category: Business & Economics

Reference Rates And The International Monetary System

Author : John Williamson
ISBN : UCSD:31822034538579
Genre : Business & Economics
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Growing global imbalances threaten to induce a collapse of the dollar, which could in turn produce a severe recession in the rest of the world. This crisis could force countries to say "never again" and search for a system to prevent similar disasters. The system that could do so is a reference rate system--where countries' authorities are forbidden from intervening in order to push the exchange rate too far from what is termed the "reference rate." It could help a country's authorities manage its exchange rate to avoid large misalignments, assist the private sector in forming more dependable expectations of future exchange rates and thus to manage their businesses more efficiently in a world of floating exchange rates, and aid the International Monetary Fund in designing and managing an effective system of multilateral surveillance. The world economy would function better as a result, with less chance of the global imbalances leading to a world recession.
Category: Business & Economics

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X030048037
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

The Stanford Quad

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105120231787
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Housing Housing Finance And Monetary Policy

Author : Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123904539
Genre : Consumer credit
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Over the past two decades, remarkable changes in housing markets and housing finance have taken place in the United States and elsewhere. Some of the developments in housing have been favorable, such as rising rates of homeownership and the ability of homeowners to borrow against their home equity. But other changes have heightened concerns for policymakers. For example, in many countries, home prices have increased at very rapid rates in recent years. More recently, surging default and foreclosure rates in the subprime mortgage markets in the United States have shaken the confidence of investors and financial markets both in the United States and abroad. To better understand these developments, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City sponsored a symposium on "Housing, Housing Finance, and Monetary Policy". These proceedings provide presentations and discussions that shed light on the historical evolution and recent developments in housing markets and housing finance, as well as their implications for financial and macroeconomic stability and for monetary policy.
Category: Consumer credit


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133485230
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The Economist

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ISBN : UOM:39015072683041
Genre : Commerce
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Category: Commerce