international Finance

How much austerity is enough?

By | 2018-12-20T20:36:04+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Economic Indicators, Euro, Financial Health, Fiscal Policy, Government shutdown, international Finance, TIA|

By Dr. Jonathan Tiemann, April 20, 2015 Although we don't hear the word explicitly that often, austerity is very much at the center of economic debate today. In the US, both the Senate and the House of Representatives are working on budget proposals, which would (their sponsors say) balance the Federal budget within a decade. Those proposals would do so [...]

Inverting Management’s Duty to Shareholders

By | 2018-12-20T20:36:52+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Business News, Corporate Actions, international Finance, Shareholder Rights|

By Dr. Jonathan Tiemann, March 23, 2015 While we're on the subject of fiduciaries (see the post just before this one), there's another important principal (owner) - agent (person acting on owners' behalf) relationship in finance. That's the relationship between shareholders and corporate managers. The extent of managers' fiduciary duty to shareholders isn't really clear under the law, especially since [...]

This man might just save the euro

By | 2018-12-20T20:37:47+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Business News, Euro, Financial Institutions, international Finance|

By Dr. Jonathan Tiemann Last month, a general election in Greece brought to power a leftist party called Syriza. Syriza’s leader — Greece’s new Prime Minister — Alexis Tsipras, campaigned on promises to roll back the severe economic austerity the previous government had accepted as a condition for continued financial support from the rest of the Eurozone. But while Mr. [...]