Talking Biz News

Is China over?

This week may be the one that breaks the seven-month Chinese initial public offering drought. Chinese social media site YY Inc. is planning to raise as much as $97.5 million, according to the Wall...

A review of the 2012 Financial Follies

The society correspondent for Talking Biz News once again attended the Financial Follies, hosted by the New York Financial Writers’ Association, and filed this report: Thank god 2012 was an election year. And the...

Blame the CEO

So, remember MF Global, the defunct derivatives and commodities broker that filed for bankruptcy? Well, Jon Corzine, the former Goldman Sachs banker and governor of New Jersey, is taking some heat for the loss,...

Money fund regulations

One of the biggest surprises to come out of the financial crisis was the so-called “breaking of the buck,” or when a few large money market funds (mutual funds for cash) dropped below a...

U.S. oil production to pass Saudi Arabia?!

There was big energy news Monday that could have a lasting affect on global politics, war, commerce, trade and just about everything else you can think of that revolves around oil — so pretty...

Key lessons from the campaign trail

There are numerous public relations lessons that corporate America can glean from the presidential campaign. There was the role of social media.  Don’t alienate a core constituency (or customer base). It’s not all about...

China’s banks are also in need of reform

More details are emerging from the Chinese Communist Party’s meeting to select leaders, and one of the reforms they’ll have to tackle is the banking system. The Wall Street Journal reported today about the...