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  1. Five years of crisis: little learning, continuing risks

    Myriam vander Stichele
    27 September 2013
    Article

    Why has there been so little progress or learning from the world's biggest financial crisis? What solutions could really put people back in charge of finance?

  2. Time for the EU to shut down the casino

    Myriam vander Stichele
    22 July 2011
    Article

    Until the European Commission shows it has learnt the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis and demonstrates the political will to re-regulate the financial sector, it will be unable to resolve the crises in Greece, Ireland and Portugal

  3. Will the financial markets really be tamed?

    Myriam vander Stichele
    12 May 2011
    Article

    Three years since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the banks are back making mega-profits while the burden has clearly shifted to citizens and workers. However civil society action at European level could still make a difference in reining in the financial sector.

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    The impact of free trade on the financial crisis … and vice versa

    • Myriam vander Stichele
    25 November 2010
    Paper

    Behind the currency wars and the worsening global economic crisis lies a largely unquestioned free trade model that both contributed to the crisis and, without radical reform, is a major obstacle to overcoming it.

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    Financing Food

    • Myriam vander Stichele, Thijs Kerckhoffs, Roos van Os
    27 April 2010
    Policy briefing

    Financing Food focuses on how derivative markets work and on speculation in food and agricultural products. This study demonstrates how the futures market for agricultural products, in particular, has changed and is being disrupted by new speculators, growing index funds and commodities funds.

  6. WTO: Cause not Solution to the Crisis!!

    Myriam vander Stichele
    30 November 2009
    Opinion

    The financial crisis should be recognized as a very clear example of how the free trade and free market theory has failed, why the WTO should turn around away from this neo-liberal model and allow for all services and trade to be at the service of people and the planet, not of corporate profits.

  7. What is the role of WTO services rules in the context of the current financial crisis?

    Myriam vander Stichele, Sergio Marchi
    24 November 2009
    Multi-media

    The WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (the "GATS")  has very much underpinned expansion without regulation and supervision, so the financial corporations had the guarantee that their expansion would be underpinned. But financial services are not the same as other services – they need special supervisory structures.

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    The deficits of the EU financial reforms

    • Myriam vander Stichele, T. Kerckhoffs
    20 October 2009
    Report
    Will the financial sector reforms currently proposed at the EU level guarantee financial stability and protect the real economy from financial speculators?
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    Contradictions at the UN Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis

    Myriam vander Stichele
    22 June 2009
    Article
    The G20's continued push for trade liberalisation contradicts the same countries' assertion that markets, especially the financial sector, need further regulation.
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    Debating Europe: The Global Crisis, solutions, and implications for EU Trade Policy (video)

    Myriam vander Stichele, Susan George
    20 February 2009
    Article
    Talk of the dangers of trade protectionism is used by European politicians to obscure the need for protection from transnational corporations whose control of European trade policy continues to cause negative social and environment impacts. Susan George and Myriam Vander Stichele debate MEP Ignasi Guardans and Chief Economist DG Trade, Gaspar Frontini, in TNI's Debating Europe series.
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    How to oppose liberalisation of financial services

    Myriam vander Stichele
    19 February 2009
    Article
    Three fact sheets on how despite talk of regulations of financial services in the North, the WTO and regional Free Trade agreements continue to impose financial liberalisation on the south.
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    Alternative views of the economic crisis

    Marcos Arruda, Walden Bello, David Evan Harris, Myriam vander Stichele
    09 February 2009
    In the media
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    “Free trade” agreements contribute to financial and other crises

    Myriam vander Stichele
    01 February 2009
    Article
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    End WTO deregulation of finance

    Myriam vander Stichele
    01 February 2009
    Article
    Since the current financial crisis started, none of the governments, experts or media who have called for new regulations for the financial industry have taken into account rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which actually impose extreme financial service deregulation on many WTO member countries.
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    Casino Crash: the end of neo-liberalism? (Video)

    Howard Wachtel, Myriam vander Stichele, Susan George, Barry Gills
    27 November 2008
    Article
    Does the greatest financial crisis since the Wall Street crash of 1929 mean that the 'capitalism as we know it' has reached its end? TNI panelists analyse the causes and consequences of the on-going global financial crisis and discuss its profound implications for a changed world order.
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    How trade, the WTO and the financial crisis reinforce each other

    Myriam vander Stichele
    01 November 2008
    Article
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    The facilitating framework for free investment and capital

    Myriam vander Stichele
    24 October 2008
    Article
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    The international trade system needs to reinvent itself

    Myriam vander Stichele
    11 August 2008
    Article
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    ¿Están ignorando las crisis?

    Myriam vander Stichele
    15 July 2008
    Article
    Mientras el mundo está todavía evaluando uno de los choques más violentos jamás sufridos por los mercados financieros internacionales, los países en desarrollo tienen que ser precavidos frente a los peligros asociados a la ulterior liberalización de sus sectores financieros.

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