Satyajit Das

Satyajit Das writes the Das Capital Column in the Independent. He has worked in financial markets for over 35 years, as a banker, a corporate treasurer and now as a consultant to banks, fund managers, governments, companies and regulators around the world. He is also the author of Traders Guns and Money and Extreme Money as well as a number of reference books on derivatives and risk-management, which double as 'door stops'. He became a banker because he wasn't good enough to be a professional cricketer, but would give up finance if anyone offered him a job as a cricket commentator or allowed him to pursue his other passion- wildlife (he is the co-author with Jade Novakovic of In Search of The Pangolin: The Accidental Eco-Tourist). He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Satyajit Das: Ditching expansionist policies is like trying to escape from Hotel California

Das Capital: It's like listening to Monty Python's mortally wounded Black Knight

Satyajit Das: The financial markets still bear little relationship to the real economy

Das Capital: Politicians everywhere have proved reluctant to tackle much-needed reforms

Satyajit Das: Each stage of the eurozone debt crisis has increased the risks Germany faces

Das Capital: The German-led strategy shows little progress and is unlikely to resolve the crisis

Satyajit Das: Beware, Ms Merkel, Germany’s economy is not as strong as it seems

Das Capital: ‘The Economist’ called the grand agreement a recipe for “die grosse Stagnation”

Satyajit Das: Zombie banks are just one of the problems the eurozone still faces

Das Capital: European governments are resorting to tricks to resolve their banking problems

Satyajit Das: The weakness of the European Central Bank’s policies will be revealed all too soon

Economic View: An IMF member thinks Greece’s forecasts for its debt and economic growth are ‘delusional’

Satyajit Das: Europe’s debt disease is in remission – it’s not cured

Economic Outlook: Growth will not be strong enough to reduce unemployment  or improve solvency

Satyajit Das: Trophy projects and debt hindering Brazil and other emerging markets

Slowing growth and the withdrawal of foreign capital is now exposing deep-seated problems in emerging markets.

Satyajit Das: Fears grow of history repeating itself with a crisis in emerging markets

In the 1994 ‘Great Bond Massacre’, holders of US Treasury Bonds suffered losses of around $600bn

Satyajit Das: Japan's tactics look too aggressive and doomed to fail

Economic View: Prime Minister Abe's wider agenda is turning out to have global implications
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