Newcastle University Business School

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The Financial Crisis and its aftermath

Date/Time: Friday 9 December, 16.30 - 18.00

Venue: Partners' Room, Newcastle University Business School

The world is steel reeling from the effects of the 2008 financial crisis. Join us as we welcome former member of the board of directors at Alliance & Leicester and general manager of Northern Rock - Kevin Southwood as he talk through the causes and the fallout from the crisis.

Kevin will discuss:

How could it have been prevented?

Who was to blame – Banks, Politicians, Regulators, Credit Rating Agencies?

What were the Effects?

Why have the Problems persisted in many European Countries?

Is the EURO an unmitigated disaster? How can the EU improve matters?

What is behind the “populist” and anti-establishment sentiments within many EU countries?