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      Best books of 2014: Economics

      Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit , by Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber,...

    2. November 24, 2014

      A culture ratio is more important than a capital one

      Tim Geithner said he realised Merrill Lynch’s risk culture was not in great shape when John Thain, then chief executive, did...

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    1. November 17, 2014

      Hank Greenberg unlikely to testify in AIG trial

      AIG’s former chief executive Hank Greenberg is not likely to have a chance to give personal testimony in his lawsuit against...

    2. November 12, 2014

      Goldman Sachs elevates 78 to partner cadre

      Many are called, few chosen. Goldman Sachs has appointed just 78 new partners, a modest increase on a low of 70 in 2012, but...

    3. October 10, 2014

      Legal eagle circles AIG’s rescuers

      Edward Quince, the former US Federal Reserve chairman also known as Ben Bernanke, was hauled up in front of Court No 4 a...

    4. October 9, 2014

      Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court

      Former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke – aka Edward Quince, it emerged – took to the witness stand on Thursday to...

    5. October 8, 2014

      Geithner and Boies clash over AIG bailout

      Tim Geithner verbally sparred with the lawyer for former AIG chief executive Hank Greenberg on Wednesday, over whether...

    6. October 7, 2014

      Geithner defends US action in AIG bailout

      Tim Geithner, the former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has defended the 2008 bailout of AIG, telling a...

    7. September 29, 2014

      Greenberg suit claims AIG was penalised

      The US government demonised AIG as the poster child of the financial crisis and penalised its shareholders by charging an...

    8. September 28, 2014

      Big names on Wall St prepare for AIG trial

      Hank Greenberg’s lawsuit against the US government over its bailout of insurer AIG is due to begin on Monday, and is tying...

    9. July 6, 2014

      Washington fights disclosure in Fannie-Freddie mortgage suit

      The US government claims it should not have to disclose internal documents as part of a lawsuit involving mortgage finance...

    10. June 27, 2014

      Summer reading: Economics

      Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, by Charles W Calomiris and Stephen H Haber,...

    11. June 6, 2014

      Lawrence Summers on ‘House of Debt’

      House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, by Atif Mian...

    12. June 3, 2014

      Why banking crises happen in America but not in Canada

      Tim Geithner’s memoir, published last month, tells us of his life as a firefighter: constantly on call to extinguish a fresh...

    13. June 2, 2014

      Transcript: Martin Wolf interviews Tim Geithner

      In May 2014 the FT’s chief economics commentator Martin Wolf interviewed Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, in...

    14. June 1, 2014

      Screwing up the chances for meaningful financial reform

      In his book Stress Test, former Treasury secretary Tim Geithner recalls the day in 2009, as the Obama administration’s plan...

    15. May 27, 2014

      Disarm our doomsday machine

      Are financial crises an inevitable feature of capitalism? Must the government rescue the system when huge crises occur? In...

    16. May 15, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Tim Geithner

      I arrive at the Bukhara Grill in Midtown Manhattan promptly at 11.30 on a bright Friday morning. The restaurant is empty and...

    17. May 12, 2014

      ‘Stress Test’, by Timothy Geithner

      Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises , by Timothy Geithner, Random House Business/Crown, RRP£25/$35 If you had taken...

    18. May 11, 2014

      How the euro was saved - FT series

      To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

    19. May 11, 2014

      Geithner reveals divisions over Lehman

      Timothy Geithner says he would have supported a US Federal Reserve loan to help Barclays buy Lehman Brothers on the weekend...

    20. April 24, 2014

      Bill Daley to join hedge fund

      Bill Daley, the former White House chief of staff, is to join the hedge fund Argentière Capital, which was founded last year...

    21. April 16, 2014

      S&P moves closer to Geithner deposition

      Standard & Poor’s moved a step closer to deposing former Treasury secretary Tim Geithner in its attempt to prove that the...

    22. January 5, 2014

      Jack Lew to press Germany to boost domestic demand

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, will renew pressure on Germany to boost domestic demand and embrace a deeper banking...

    23. December 13, 2013

      The Volcker rule is a gift to banks and excludes the rest

      Three years ago, the US Congress set out to deliver a blunt message to the finance industry that enough was enough. The...

    24. November 17, 2013

      Geithner invests in life outside of Washington

      When Tim Geithner left the US Treasury, he told friends that he wanted to write his own account of the financial crisis and...

    25. November 16, 2013

      Geithner to take strategy role at Warburg Pincus

      Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, is joining Warburg Pincus as president and managing director of the private...

    26. October 16, 2013

      Deal brings relief for Lew’s debt warriors

      As Congress stumbled toward an 11th-hour agreement to raise the US debt limit and reopen the government on Wednesday...

    27. September 16, 2013

      Janet Yellen leads race to succeed Federal Reserve’s Ben Bernanke

      Lawrence Summers’ decision to withdraw from the race to become the next chairman of the Federal Reserve after strong...

    28. September 16, 2013

      Federal Reserve: Summers over

      So long, Larry. Hello Janet, Tim or Donald. Sell the dollar, buy stocks. Markets’ reaction to the nuanced politics of...

    29. September 15, 2013

      Race for Fed chair scrambled with little sign of who Obama will pick

      The withdrawal of Lawrence Summers has scrambled the race for the US Federal Reserve chairmanship with little immediate sign...

    30. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2013

      Summers to Obama: "I am writing to withdraw my name for consideration..."

      Despite the best efforts of White House insiders, the backlash against the candidacy of Larry Summers to be the next Fed...

    31. September 15, 2013

      ‘Too big to fail’ is still a threat to the financial system

      Five years ago, I was in the New York Federal Reserve building, engaged in discussions with Hank Paulson, then US Treasury...

    32. July 31, 2013

      Fed’s Sarah Bloom Raskin chosen for deputy treasury post

      Barack Obama has chosen Sarah Bloom Raskin, a Federal Reserve governor, to be deputy Treasury secretary, adding to the list...

    33. July 16, 2013

      Banker who oversaw Obama Tarp bailout

      Herbert Allison, a former president of Merrill Lynch who oversaw the US government’s bailout programme at the peak of the...

    34. July 8, 2013

      US revolving door

      Timothy Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, may command higher speaking fees than most of his former colleagues –...

    35. July 7, 2013

      Geithner joins top table of public speakers with lucrative appearances

      Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, has been elevated to the highest rank of public speakers, alongside former...

    36. May 26, 2013

      Larry Summers has an edge in the race to head the Federal Reserve

      When Wall Street predicts something will happen in Washington, it is often wise to bet on the opposite. Multiple polls show...

    37. The A-List

      April 22, 2013

      Steps to improve US-China relations

      With apologies to nostalgic cold war views about Russia, or unmet dreams of a united Europe with a single foreign policy,...

    38. April 17, 2013

      Optimism drives foreign investors to the dollar

      Less than 48 hours after Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, Tim Geithner, the president’s choice to be US Treasury...

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