One puzzle about the 2008 financial crisis is what caused the financial markets to bubble and burst at that particular time.
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A series of conferences and reports in the second half of 2014 show that the economists who best understand the repo phenomenon are still worried about it and working to stabilize it. 1,673 more words
In the past three months, U.S. regulators have issued nine warnings about danger in the repo market, a market they repeatedly describe as critical to the worldwide financial system but needing reform. 2,917 more words
“Regulation of shadow banking is starting to look more and more like regulation of traditional banking 100 to 150 years ago, when it took decades of runs on banks, bank failures and economic agony before Congress in 1933 finally approved FDIC insurance paid for by the banks, limits on bank size, and other safeguards.” –RepoWatch. 2,232 more words
Latest update: October 2, 2012
In recent months economists and other experts have published a torrent of reports on repo and shadow banking, noting their importance and their dangers and urging reform. 12,403 more words