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    Bloomberg: This Is What Wall Street, And One Former Baywatch Star, Will Be Feasting On Come Thursday

    David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital: “Cranberry sauce — not from the can, just cranberries and sugar.” Julian Robertson, Tiger Management: “Wild rice.” Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs: “Oysters — not shucked by me.” Glenn Dubin, Highbridge Capital Management: “I love turkey. I would love to eat turkey all year round, because I’m a chicken person.” David Hasselhoff, […]

    / Nov 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    John Carney Needs Help

    My dear friend and former colleague John Carney will be joining CNBC.com as a “senior editor” in the coming weeks and will also be “appearing regularly on CNBC’s Business Day programming.” Over the last few years John has been on the network as guest commentator but now that he’s an official member of the team, […]

    / May 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Rice Student Thinks Jefferies Is “More Courteous” Than Its Counterparts And Has “The Best Corporate Culture In Town”

    And she’s sorry she missed her interview with the rainmakers and hopes they’ll be able to find it in their hearts to forgive her. Because they’re not like those other banks. They’re different. From: [redacted at Rice] Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 9:22 AM To: [redacted at Jefferies] Subject: Interviewee To Whom It May Concern: […]

    / Feb 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    Will Food Crisis Give Rise To A Rice Cartel?

    More evidence that there is little appetite for a free market in rice in South East Asia came in today as news spread that Thailand may be planning an OPEC-style international rice cartel—an Organization of Rice Exporting Countries. Cambodia almost immediately chimed in with its support, while the positions of Laos, Vietnam and Burma are […]

    / May 5, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    How To Profit From Global Warming: Thailand Edition

    The streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second city located near the northern end of the country, are nearly empty during summer middays. Most people you encounter will be tourists, backpackers and the drivers of tuk-tuks, the three-wheeled taxis that are everywhere in South East Asia. Thais know that the midday sun–or heated haze–is to be […]

    / Apr 25, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    Thailand: Future M&A Paradise

    Recently laid off from your buldge bracket bank because the buyout business has dried up? Well Bangkok may be where you want to be. Beside the obvious benefits–cheap domestic help and bespoke clothing–the land of smiles may be poised for an M&A boom. Firms here cannot use tax losses on the books of acquired companies […]

    / Apr 25, 2008 at 3:30 PM
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    Thailand: Rice Basket To The World

    There’s a deep irony to all the talk about the global food crunch (they laugh at our “credit crunch” here, you can’t eat credit) portending dark deeds in Thailand. This country is hardly in danger of running out of rice, short term or long term. In fact, it supplies the international market with 30% of […]

    / Apr 25, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    Rice Controls And Rumors Of A Coup Or Two

    Thailand may have spent the Cold War on the free market side of the Bamboo Curtain but rice socialism still reigns. Price shocks have politicians scrambling to raise rice productivity through irrigation projects, while consumers are now facing new purchasing limits on rice at markets. Consumers are limited to buying just three bags of rice […]

    / Apr 25, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    I’m Just Eating Rice In An Equity Traders’ Paradise

    Traders in Thailand may be about to receive some much needed tax relief. Speaking to a conference of economics reporters in Bangkok, Thai finance minister Suapong Subwonglee (I’m sorry, that’s what names are like here) said the government is considering waiving capital gains taxes for bond traders. this tax exemption is already enjoyed by equity […]

    / Apr 25, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    Rice Price Shock: Just Think Happy Thoughts!

    Just because you are very far from Wall Street doesn’t mean the pie is no longer situation in the sky. Just a day after Vietnam shocked this part of the world with record setting prices for kind-of-crappy rice, traders and analysts began spreading the word that rice prices are bound to come back down to […]

    / Apr 23, 2008 at 11:46 AM

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