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Charging interest on loans is the norm in most countries throughout the modern world, but that has not always been the case. During much of recorded history the practice of charging interest, or "usury," was extremely controversial, frequently illegal, and even punishable by death in ancient Greece. Plato condemned usury as "producing inequality of wealth and destroying harmony between citizens." Ancient Romans allowed it first, setting caps on how much could be charged. The concept derived from cattle. A person lending 30 cows for a year would expect to be repaid with more than 30 cows, as some would have ...
), had a population of only 4,700. Incheon is now home to over 2.5 million people and under the control of one of the two free economic zone authorities in Korea, aimed at attracting foreign investment; the city aims to turn itself into a financial and corporate hub along with the Busan - Jinhae Free Economic Zone Authority. Incheon is regarded as part of the greater Seoul metropolitan area due to part of it bordering the capital, and the fact that the Seoul Metropolitan Subway and the Incheon Subway systems are linked. Incheon is, however, a major city in its own right and is a separate jurisdiction from Seoul.
Next Year Country: Global Labour Frames Future in Vancouver
The international labour movement has arrived in Vancouver this week, and is preparing to take its prescription for healing the world economy to the summer's upcoming G8 and G20 summits. Global labour's point man, Guy Ryder, told The Tyee he represents a movement that has been hurt by business globalization and anti-union ideologies, but is resilient and building strength in areas far from the industrial heartlands of the most developed nations. Secretary general of the International Trade Union Confederation Ryder, a Cambridge graduate, was trim, relaxed, eloquent and dapper in a well cut grey suit when he spoke with ... market research, surveys and trends
Letter from the U.S President to G-20 Leaders - Finance 3.0 ...
When we met in London in April of 2009, we were facing the worst worldwide economic financial crisis since the 1930s. We acted with unprecedented speed and aggressive action to boost demand and repair our financial systems. It worked. In Pittsburgh, with recovery beginning to take hold, we agreed to work together to achieve a more balanced pattern of global growth and financial reforms to strengthen our financial system and protect our economies fiom instability. In Toronto, we meet at a time of renewed challenge to the global economy. We must act together to strengthen the recovery. We need to commit to restore sustainable ... market research, surveys and trends


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Have Banks gone too far with their 2008 Directive? ECRC has accompanied the battle around the new Consumer Credit Directive 2008/48/EC. There is no question that consumer protection in general lost this battle when the 2002 draft was totally withdrawn and replaced by the neo-liberal information Directive which instead of bread and butter for debtors in consumer credit... Finforum 2010 ZPS Financial Forum: "Consumers in the Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward" Thursday, 20th of May 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia Draft Programme Wednesday, 19 May 18.30 Welcome drinks reception Thursday, 20 May 08.00 Registration ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
global fair finance - Usury / Predatory lending
Press releases 2010 - OFT publishes review of high-cost credit 63/10    15 June 2010 The OFT has today published the final report of its review of the £7.5 billion high-cost credit sector. The sector comprises the pawnbroking, payday loan, home credit and rent-to-buy credit markets. Products supplied in these markets are typically used by people on low incomes who cannot... Consultation on the Study on tying and other potentially unfair commercial practices in the retail financial service sector The EU commissioned a study on tying and bundling of financial products which is more known as "linked products". ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
DynCorp to Sell Debt as Junk Spreads Narrow: New Issue Alert
June 22 (Bloomberg) -- DynCorp International Inc., the defense contractor being taken over by Cerberus Capital Management LP, is marketing bonds after spreads on high-risk, high-yield debt tightened to the narrowest in a month. DynCorp will use proceeds from a $455 million sale of seven-year notes to help finance the takeover and to repay existing debt, the Falls Church, Virginia-based company said yesterday in a statement distributed by Business Wire. The release didn’t specify the timing of the sale. The extra yield investors demand to own so-called junk bonds instead of Treasuries had its biggest decline since February ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Global Bonapartism
What do the W.R. Grace Company, the Trade Towers, Libby Montana and asbestos have in common? Andrea Peacock weaves the fatal threads together in a brilliant investigation. After a mine disaster in western Siberia Russian workers rise up. Boris Kagarlitsky describes the social explosion. Jeffrey Blankfort reviews Quicksand ,  the book the Israel lobby doesn’t want you to read.    Get your new edition today by subscribing online or calling 1-800-840-3683 Contributions to CounterPunch are tax-deductible. Click here to make a donation . If you find our site useful please: Subscribe Now! CounterPunch books and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


NCRC 2010 National Conference
JO To an March 10-13, 2010. Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC . RegistRation infoRmation. NCRC 2010 National Conference ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Toward A World Class Financial Centre
Prevalent use of a globally familiar language. ✓. ✓. ✓. Fair, transparent .... commitment to promoting international financial cooperation and stability, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
James Madison University - Finance & Business Law
  Be sure to register with Recruit-a-Duke, get your resume ready, and be ready to start signing up for interviews as soon as classes begin for Fall 2010. The Fall 2010 Career Fair will be Monday, October 4, 2010, from Noon - 4PM in the Festival Ballroom. Recruiters will be representing employers with full-time and internship opportunities. Come prepared with your resume. Attire: Business . The Meet the Firms event is an opportunity to meet recruiters who are focused on recruiting Accounting, CIS, and Finance majors. The event is 6-8PM, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at the Festival. Bring your resume to share with recruiters.
What are some great SCIENCE FAIR projects about GLOBAL WARMING ...
You should do another experiment at the same time to show what will happen if ice melts that’s currently on land (like in Antarctica and Greenland) Take a flask; Put a flat topped heavy block in it (like a piece of brick) Add water to EXACTLY the level of the top of the brick, and mark the level. Heap some ice on top of the block. Wait for the ice to melt and re-mark the level... you will find that it’s risen. Your conclusion is that ice melting from the North Pole will not cause Sea levels to rise, but that ice melting from land in Antarctica or Greenland WILL cause sea level to rise. If you need to make your experiment happen ...
Does Fair Value Accounting really "Fair"? | LinkedIn Answers ...
Let me start with the concept of Fair Value Accounting (Hedge Accounting or Fair Value Options). Basically, the outcome of this accounting standards (FAS 133/ IAS 39) was the idea to reduce volatility arising from the use of various financial instruments (like Derivatives) into the Income Statement to some or most extent by some accounting treatments. Now, while using Fair Value Accounting, the investment bankers or the accounting practitioners have to consider the drawbacks of Fair Value. So, does Fair Value Accounting really serve the fair accounting purpose? Does it really helpful to the investors to make wise decisions by ...