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FIFA World Cup

2010 World Cup opening ceremony

The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. (wiki)

'He never made it'

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Here are a few posts sent in by our readers, describing what happened to them on September 11th, when the terrorists struck the Twin Towers:

Motorola X Preview [VIDEO]

Moto X

Here's a quick preview of Motorola's new smartphone, the Moto X. With it's virgin Android installation, vast customisation options and unique features (think always on Siri) and this could prove to be the Android device that truely takes the battle to the iPhone.

Great trading bloopers of our time

Hand On Keyboard

Here's a quick look at some of the trading disasters which have occurred in recent years. Note that these are genuine foul-ups (or 'fat-fingered' trades), and not losses down to rogue traders.

HOT LIST

Age 23 - Is This Banker The Youngest VP Ever ?

Each year thousands of graduates / MBAs find work in the financial markets. All start at (or near) the bottom of the ladder, and hope that one day they will make it big. Few do. And those who eventually achieve success usually face a relatively long wait. Not so one young man who, at 23, just might be the youngest VP ever to attain that position in a major investment bank.

Staff Said To Have Worked In Fear

Here's the testimony of Mark Froeba, who, before leaving in 2007, was jointly responsible for evaluating all Moody's new CLO rating guidelines, before the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Wednesday.

Citi Warned About Fixed Income Trading Risks In 2005

Bloomberg reports that, according to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Citigroup's US fixed income unit was warned in 2005 'that it was taking too much risk' and that management oversight was considered 'less than satisfactory' - three years before mortgage losses in the unit led to a near collapse of the firm.

A Business Leader's 60 Second Interview

For more than a decade, Greg Secker has been an extremely successful trader, coach and business leader. He was vice-president at 24 at a major US investment bank, responsible for the online trading of billions of dollars in the currency markets.

Top Traders Under 30

After a number of our readers wrote in, we are now publishing the list of 'Trader Monthly' magazine's Top Traders Under 30, which appeared in the August/September issue.

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