Greek Debt Crisis: EU Should Learn from UAE

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By: Dr. Kara Tan Bhala

Dubai’s total debt to GDP is about 132 percent of GDP. Greek debt as a percentage of its GDP is 177 percent. Both countries are over leveraged. Neither has the means to service its debt, without help. Yet, the markets are not overly concerned about Dubai’s debt, but are in utter turmoil over Greek debt. The reason? Dubai, as a member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was given debt relief by Abu Dhabi, another member of the federation. Greece as a


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The Ethics of Executive Compensation: A Matter of Duty


By: Aidan Balnaves-James

It is well know that executive compensation growth beats average worker salary growth. By a wide margin. The outperformance contributes to increasingly pronounced levels of income inequality. Subjective peer group referents and benchmarking, combined with ineffectual regulatory instruments, account for much of this trend, despite public anger and media scrutiny. Excessively high executive compensation linked to operational goals, induces unnecessary risk-taking and increased probability of unethical, possibly unlawful behavior. Applying deontological ethics and the concept of fiduciary duty affirms that the current structure and levels of executive compensation is


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Moral Cents

Financial EthicsMoral Cents is The Journal of Ethics in Finance, produced on a regular basis by the Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics. Click HERE to see the latest issues and read them in full.

Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (SPI) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London have a collaborative affiliation in their work on ethics, law, and regulation in finance. The goal of the collaboration is to foster a dialogue on important ethical policy issues affecting the financial services industry.

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Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics and IntegTree LLC have a collaborative affiliation. The two organizations plan to create online training programs in financial ethics and compliance management. The Programs will help financial institutions improve conformity with the law while also fostering ethical awareness.

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