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OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016 Creative commons image Windell Oskay under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2016
Making sense of the Panama Papers; and the handheld device that changed the way we live - although not straight away. Free learning from...

Understanding tax avoidance

Understanding tax avoidance Creative commons image Images_of_Money under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 03 Mar 2016
How can we reduce tax avoidance, and who is responsible for addressing it? Peter Bloom breaks down a growing phenomenon.

Britain wants you to be banker, but are you ready for the risk?

Britain wants you to be banker, but are you ready for the risk? Creative commons image Mark Roy under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Oct 2014
Peer-to-peer lending is being seen as an alternative to the inactivity of traditional banking but would you be willing to play the banker role?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Copyright: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

DEBATE: Should we have a smaller financial services sector?

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DEBATE: Should we have a smaller financial services sector? Copyrighted image Copyright: Aprescindere | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 20 May 2013
Do you think we should have a smaller financial services sector? Vote in our poll and leave your comments

Risk will return

Risk will return Copyrighted image Copyright: Paul Lampard | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 10 May 2013
Is it too much to expect that the new financial system will be fundamentally less accident-prone than the old?

The new politics of banking

The new politics of banking Creative commons image Peter Thwaite under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 08 May 2013
From ‘light touch’ to ‘durable’: we look at the new politics of banking

The 'repo-to-maturity' game

The 'repo-to-maturity' game Creative commons image By thunderchild7 via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 01 May 2013
The collapse of MF Global not only exposed the vagaries of the ‘Repo-to-Maturity’ game, but also the issues posed by the application of different...

DEBATE: Will the ‘culture of risk’ become popular again?

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DEBATE: Will the ‘culture of risk’ become popular again? Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Introductory level Updated 01 May 2013
Are you worried the ‘culture of risk’ will become popular again, despite the current drive for more caution? Air your views here

Rewarding failure

Rewarding failure Copyrighted image Copyright: photos.com
Introductory level Updated 29 Apr 2013
When bankers get a hundred times more than the average private sector worker’s pension, what kind of signal does that send?