The Qatar National Research fund has awarded a team of researchers from universities including UNSW with a lucrative grant to develop Qatar as a financial technology player.
The world's richest countries – including Australia – have turned their back on moves to rein in amoral 'vulture funds' that prey on nations who cannot pay their international debt, writes Ross Buckley.
The European Union stumbled badly in dealing with the banking crisis in Cyprus with consequences likely to reverberate through Europe for years to come, writes Professor Ross Buckley.
Forty years ago, Mitt Romney would have been the perfect candidate, now he is considered not quite conservative enough to get his party faithful to the ballot box, argues Ross Buckley.
If the euro falters, we could be in for a bumpy ride, writes Ross Buckley.
Europe is in a major bind. The only way to make Greece, Spain and Portugal competitive is to force major adjustments upon them, writes Ross Buckley.
Australia's banks should be made to contribute to a fund to ensure their long-term stability and help prevent any future financial disaster, says finance law professor Ross Buckley.