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Klaus Rules

Feb 18, 2011
Along with 19,000 other people, Klaus Neukert of Munich entered a stock trading contest sponsored by the German Stock Exchange. A virtual, online...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, german stock exchange

Dodd-Frank Update: Six months in, but not halfway there

Feb 17, 2011
An optimist might see in financial regulatory reform a glass half full, a pessimist a glass half empty. But either way, the system seems to have ...
Posted In: dodd-frank, economy 4.0

Halting The Dictator Retirement Package

Feb 10, 2011
Ousted dictators often stash away money while in office and then retire to live off their ill-gotten gains. Now, there are moves to stop that....
Posted In: economy 4.0

MID-DAY UPDATE: January job numbers, German stock market, and banana wars

Feb 4, 2011
Big news from the U.S. Labor Department today. The unemployment rate is down to 9 percent -- the lowest it's been in almost two years. At the same...
Posted In: bananas, economy 4.0, Europe, Germany, Jobs, labor, mid-day update, stock market, trade, Unemployment

German Encouragement: Citizen Stock Trading

Feb 4, 2011
In the 90s, German citizens were crazy for telecom and dot-com stocks, driving the prices up as much as 700 percent. But after the bubble burst,...
Posted In: economy 4.0

In Frankfurt: A Quiet Trading Floor?

Feb 3, 2011
Reporting from Germany, David Brancaccio reveals major changes are in the future of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. What to expect: more electricity,...
Posted In: economy 4.0

Davos and The Missing Link

Jan 31, 2011
Like any decent meal, Econ 4.0 this time around presents an appetizer followed by a main course....
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, joseph stiglitz, World Economic Forum

Robin Hood Gets a Davos Invitation

Jan 27, 2011
Guess who French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited to dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos? The take-from-the-rich, give-to-the-poor hero ...
Posted In: david brancaccio, Davos, economy 4.0, nicolas sarkozy, robin hood, tobin tax, World Economic Forum

Worlds Collide: The Day Davos Met Sundance

Jan 26, 2011
It seemed to come out of nowhere, in the middle of Wednesday's big plenary discussion on the "New Economic Reality" at the World Economic Forum in...
Posted In: david brancaccio, Davos, economy 4.0, sundance

When Economic Success is Not In the Cards

Jan 21, 2011
Last week I travelled to Germany to get to the bottom of that country's current economic success, and everyone I spoke with mentioned a few key...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0

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