NE will bounce back from credit crunch, claims minister
The credit crunch, as seen from the home of Northern Rock.
Treasury head vows to get UK through crisis
Does Darling mean that he will get us through to rockbottom?
Paulson and Bernanke got it wrong on Lehman
Judging by the reaction of markets, perhaps the bank was too big to fail.
When trust has been lost it is time to say prayers
I was hoping to read a religious perspective on the crisis, pointing to the power of prayer in times of great need. Instead, this journo complained that he paid too much for Madonna tickets.
"What do a Madonna concert and a banking crisis have in common? Not much, you might think. But, as I sat through an excruciating performance of "Borderline" in Wembley Stadium recently, I realised that Madonna and mammon go together rather well. The common link is trust (or its loss)."
Irish banks yanked on to mergers and takeovers merry-go-round
Did Irish banks think they were going to escape judgement?
Freeserve and ten years of boom and bust
This UK dot.com bubblefirm once had a larger market capitalization than British Airways.
Q&A: The US financial meltdown
The world made simple from Aljazeera.
No to Wall Street bailout! The socialist answer to the financial crisis
"We propose that the major banks and financial institutions be nationalized and turned into public utilities, operated under the democratic control of the working population."
Bush, Bernanke and Paulson are meeting the left half way here. The US mortgage market has been nationalized, along with the country's largest insurance company.
As for democratic control, Freddie and Fannie were always under Democratic party control.
Stocks tumble as Congress debates
"Wall Street weakens as investors look for clarity on the government's bank bailout plan. Oil spikes over $11 per barrel, while gold jumps over $44 per ounce."
The optimism of Friday is crushed by reality on Monday.
The Paulson Plan
Big picture explains the meaning of a trillion.
Another view from econobrowser
Dodd floats a rival to Paulson Plan: all the makings of a great Congressional shouting match
There has to be an alternative. However, I don' t think this is it.
We’re All Homeowners Now: 10 Reasons to be Cautious About This Housing Rescue Plan for Motherland USA.
From Dr. Housingbubble.
It could get much worse
A nice Baltimore Sun op-ed from Rolfe Winkler, who also write the option-armageddon blog.