Is Government Work a Career-Booster?

Is Government Work a Career-Booster?

They used to be well down the totem pole. But today they rule the roost as never before. Might your career benefit from rubbing shoulders with them for…

Should bank bosses work for $1 too?

Should bank bosses work for $1 too?

The bosses of Ford and General Motors have offered to work for salaries of $1 a year if Congress approves the $27bn aid package they're asking for. It's…

What’s in Your Malus Envelope?

What’s in Your Malus Envelope?

Would you be a banker if most of your pay was at risk for three to five years rather than a maximum of one year? UBS just decided…

Should blogging be a sackable offence?

Should blogging be a sackable offence?

US banks aren't exactly known for a glasnost-style approach to employees who talk openly to the press. But when it comes to blogging they err even more on…

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

What's worse for your career (and your ego) - being thrown on the redundancy scrapheap, or having your salary slashed by a quarter? That was the dilemma faced…

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Touted as possible sanctuaries from the problems crippling the Western financial system, do the Middle East or Asia really offer ample job opportunities or even any shelter from…

Still Buying That Villa / Opus 8 / Tesla Roadster?

Still Buying That Villa / Opus 8 / Tesla Roadster?

Now that it's that time of year again when you used to salivate about getting paid... is your biggest year-end purchase going to be a tighter belt? Whether…

Does this = the end of capitalism as we know it?

Does this = the end of capitalism as we know it?

When a government has to step in to nationalise one ailing bank, it's big news. When a government steps in to nationalise two ailing banks, it's even bigger…

Did accounting rules do for Lehman?

Did accounting rules do for Lehman?

Dick Fuld may be widely seen as an ogre guilty of hubris and ineptitude, but some people are coming out on his side. The argument in favour of…

Is BarCap bonkers to boost its US headcount?

Is BarCap bonkers to boost its US headcount?

Think that American investment banking is just one big bloodbath of job cuts, hiring freezes and plummeting bonuses? Barclays begs to disagree. Barclays Capital, the British firm's i-banking…

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