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: Over-rated - court case will not fix core problem with ratings agencies

Midweek View: The fact that the issuer, not the investor, pays for the rating means the central conflict of interest is unresolved

Satyajit Das: Europe's stealth integration will exact a heavy toll on Germany

Midweek View: The increase in commitments or debt levels will absorb German savings, crippling the economy

Satyajit Das: Europe does not have the funds to solve sovereign debt crisis

Midweek View: The Lisbon treaty prohibits the European Central Bank from directly buying national governments' debt

Satyajit Das: Japan's coming debt crisis as an ageing population eyes retirement

Midweek View: Shinzo Abe's policies will provide a short-term lift in economic activity, but are unlikely to create a sustainable recovery

Investment View: Why slow growth is not troubling equities

Cost-cutting, productivity improvements and restructuring cannot be repeated endlessly

Satyajit Das: Fiscal cliff not big enough to solve US debt problem

Stateside View: What is needed is a review of all spending to better target it and align it with tax revenues

Satyajit Das: No easy solution as America sinks ever deeper into the debt mire

Midweek View: The United States is not only not saving nuts, it's eating the ones left over from the last winter

Satyajit Das: So how long can the US hold the world to ransom with the dollar?

Midweek View: Keynes warned: ‘Owe your banker £1,000 and you are at his mercy; owe him £1m and the position is reversed’

Satyajit Das: World economy is addicted to credit and the markets seem oblivious

Midweek View: A debt write-off would result in a significant loss of wealth for lenders and trigger an economic contraction

Satyajit Das: Economies may be sick, but will the cure be worse than the illness?

Midweek View: Governments can no more control money than a gardener can control a hosepipe by grabbing the water
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