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Does Reputation Really Matter?

by Andrew Leigh, Featured Contributor IS THIS A will o’ the wisp? Quite simply, is reputation so intangible as to be irrelevant? These are no idle...

Is This a Step Too Far for Nailing Bankers?

by Andrew Leigh, Featured Contributor IN AUGUST 2014 London Mayor Boris Johnson called for ‘guilty until proven innocent’ to become the law for suspected terrorists....

Banknote Lifespan Is Determined by Denomination

When you pay for something, have you ever wondered about the age of the banknotes you pull out of your wallet? If you're paying...

Consumption Booms and Housing Busts

Rising house prices are wonderful. People feel richer and more secure. Mortgage lenders, real estate agents and surveyors are busy. Home improvement services and...

Why Housing Isn’t As Cheap as It Looks

A growing number of economists and policy makers are faulting last summer’s spike in mortgage rates for a broad slowdown in housing activity that...

Australian Regulators Watch as Debt Drives Up Prices

Central banks from Scandinavia to the U.K. to New Zealand are sounding the alarm about soaring mortgage debt and trying to curb risky lending....

High Rollers and Low Morals

by Andrew Leigh, Featured Contributor With so many people rolling the dice in hopes of a big score, there are bound to be some winners,...

UK Mortgage Lending Falls as Stricter Rules Bite

The number of mortgage approvals for house purchases edged up marginally in June, but has dropped sharply since the start of the year because...

How The UK Mortgage Market Has Changed Since The Crisis

The Bank of England could introduce tough new rules later this month designed to cool Britain's recent house price boom without derailing the nascent...

Bank of England Suspends Worker Over Forex Probe

The Bank of England (BoE) has suspended a worker after a review of its processes triggered by a probe into the suspected rigging of foreign exchange trading, it said Wednesday. However, the British central bank stressed that to date it had found no…