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Poul Nyrup Rasmussen writes The PES – and more recently also the European Parliament – has made a clear demand for new regulation to cover all financial players including hedge funds. In response the European Commission has launched a ‘consultation’ on regulation for hedge funds. It is not what we asked for but it is… » read more

Long before the financial crisis, we were warned about the systemic risks and excessive debt of hedge and private equity funds. Today’s financial crisis may not have been caused by hedge and private equity funds—but the crisis revealed the huge interdependence of all the players in the financial market and showed the high vulnerability of… » read more

The euro, once billed by Gerhard Schröder as the most important step towards European integration, celebrates its 10th birthday in June. Since its conception in Maastricht and its 1998 birth, it has come a long way—but what challenges now face the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) as it moves towards maturity? The euro’s first decade… » read more

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