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5 criticisms of separation of investment banks and retail banks @brunocolmant @ssoumier #oecd #financewatch

English: The Lehman Brothers company sign for ...

English: The Lehman Brothers company sign for Auction after bankruptcy at Christie’s. London, UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. That Lehman Brothers and AIG were not universal banks that could be considered for separation, and yet they caused systemic concerns

2. That is was not the global systemically important financial institutions (GSIFI) banks that failed during the crisis; it was the specialised mortgage banks involved in the real estate boom busts in the USA, the UK, Ireland and Spain that mainly failed.

3. The separating core deposit banking will force investment banks into more wholesale funding, which the distance-to-default (DTD) model results suggest is a riskier business model feature

4. That it is legally too complex to separated assets and liabilities while meeting all of the tax and corporate laws of the country concerned.

5. That separation with full ring fencing of all subsidiaries is essentially Glass-Steagall, so why bother with non operating holding companies (NOHC)?

Links

Lehman Brothers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehman_Brothers

AIG : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aig

Global systemically important financial institutions GSIFI banks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSIFI

Distance-to-default (DTD) model : http://www.oecd.org/finance/BanksBusinessModels.pdf

Glass–Steagall Legislation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Legislation

Non operating holding companies (NOHC): http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_non_operating_holding_company#slide1

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"God servant" in Chinese

Learn 32 Chinese characters in 10 minutes #TED

After watching the TED talk [1] go and enjoy the chineseasy website [2] to practice your Chinese.

Chinese characters for Feng Shui

Chinese characters for Feng Shui (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[1] TED: ShaoLan: Learn to read Chinese … with ease!  http://bit.ly/16kA6vM

[2] A visual-based learning system which teaches Chinese characters, simple stories & phrases:  http://chineasy.org/

Eight (8) tools you need to master if you want to actively participate to the development of Asterisk open source software

I present how a developer could participate to the Asterisk development community.

This is based on the talk made by Russel Bryant http://fosdem.org/2011/schedule/speaker/russell_bryant during the FOSDEM 2011 http://fosdem.org/2011/

http://www.asterisk.org/ is software that turns an ordinary computer into a communications server

http://www.reviewboard.org web-based code review tool that offers developers an easy way to handle code reviews

http://www.atlassian.com/software/bamboo/ continuous integration server that automates the building and testing of your software

http://www.lua.org powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language used for unit testing

Sniff2snipp: utility for creating SIPp scenarios from pcap files

http://sipp.sourceforge.net/ free Open Source test tool / traffic generator for the SIP protocol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pcap pcap (packet capture) consists of an application-programming interface (API) for capturing network traffic.

  1. www.tcpdump.org (Un*x)
  2. www.winpcap.org (Windows)

http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/ GNU Project debugger, allows you to see what is going on `inside’ another program while it executes — or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed.

http://valgrind.org/ instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools (for debugging in C)

Free software world conference

The Manuel Rojas Congress Centre in Badajoz, will hold the celebration of the IIIrd Free Software World Conference, from february, 7th to 9th, 2007 under the motto “A Challenge for Imagination”. It’s shared organization between the Regional Government of Extremadura and Andalucía is based on the collaborative agreement for the development and the promotion of Free Software and the collaboration of sector industry.

Free Software and Free Knowledge is, for us, a challenge in all senses. It is not only a technical question, source code or computer’s software. Free Software, Knowledge, shoot us a Challenge for Imagination, where we all have access to necessary elements in order to build a free and independent development model, with no limits than our own creativity and innovation ability, contributing to the extent of freedom and the equality of oportunities for progress.

It’s about the hard core of the development of a sustainable Knowledge Society, free and independent, where our main role is to promote one attitude, that is sharing knowledge.

The Manuel Rojas Congress Centre in Badajoz, will hold the celebration of the III Free Software World Conference, from february, 7th to 9th, 2007 under the motto “A Challenge for Imagination”. It’s shared organization between the Regional Government of Extremadura and Andalucía is based on the collaborative agreement for the development and the promotion of Free Software and the collaboration of sector industry.

This Conference, in its third edition, has become the most important forum for presentation and for the debate of ideas, projects and experiences in Spain and one of the most important events all over the world. In it’s previous editions, held in Málaga and Mérida, more than 10,000 participants have been registered and more than 400 outstanding speakers have participated: politicians, people from telecommunications, businesses, Administration and Universities.