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…

Would you take a passage to India?

Would you take a passage to India?

Credit Suisse has unveiled plans to double staff numbers in India and isn't the only bank upping staff numbers in the region - Swiss rival UBS is also…

Where’s the Carnage?

Where’s the Carnage?

Are investment banks really wielding the knife in as measured a manner as official data indicates? We've often discussed the disconnect between numbers stated in Wall Street layoff…

Break up Citigroup?

Break up Citigroup?

It may have achieved better than expected second quarter results (CNN), but they haven't done much to dispel the crowd of caterwaulers baying for Citigroup to be broken…

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