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Mark Cobley

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Investment Editor — Financial News

Investment Editor at Dow Jones' Financial News. Mix of finance nerdage, surreal snarks and unapologetic Remoaning

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Nov 17, 2017

@Mark_Wadsworth ... Goldman does it” because next week they’ll be doing the exact opposite thing for the other guy. They are not evil bogeymen, but vastly overpaid bankers. You can (I do) argue bankers shouldn’t be paid so much, but blanket rejection of everything they do & say is just silly

Nov 17, 2017

@Mark_Wadsworth I don’t defend them, not at all. But in a democracy the principal blame attaches, and must attach, to the elected leaders who took the decisions, not the agents they hire. Anyway this is a side-track. It is a nonsense to claim that “what Goldman does is always bad because ...

Nov 17, 2017

@Mark_Wadsworth If Greek Govt had hired them to do a detailed impact study into why they shouldn’t join euro, they’d have done that too - provided the fee was tasty enough. This is my point. Nonsense to claim they “wanted” or “didn’t want” anyone to join euro. What they want is to get paid

Nov 17, 2017

@IainDale Yes it would be terrible if he prioritized politics over prosperity.

Nov 17, 2017

@Mark_Wadsworth Really? They advised & structured the deal, sure. I’d be surprised if they politically campaigned. Got a link?

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