Anatomy of the GFC

photo credit: alles-schlumpf Date: Thursday July 23rd Time: 6.30pm Venue: Frank Halkyard Library, 1/27 Hardware Lane, Melbourne Speaker: Bryan Kavanagh, Research Associate, LVRG Greenshoots? How bad WILL the Global Financial Crisis be? Why did our economists fail us?...

Over Valuations and the GFC

photo credit: rsepulveda The property industry lobby’s reliance on ‘friendly valuations’ is often a source of contention in the valuation industry. The Australian today raises issues with Experts Question Boom Lending Property analyst Michael Matusik...

GFC: Bankers and sub-primers just scapegoats

photo credit: bortescristian The Bank of England now admits that the UK government failed to provide it with the tools needed to deal with boom/bust, according to an interview tonight on BBC’s Panorama programme. The missing tool was tax policy. “That’s...