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    1. October 20, 2014

      Basel to speed up work on leverage ratio

      Global regulators are speeding up work on the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital that is seen as less vulnerable to...

    2. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2014

      Building bank liquidity buffers, the FHLB, TBTF, WTF way

      Hey did you hear the Fed finalised its liquidity coverage ratio rules for large US banks? Yep, you can read the announcement...

    1. September 1, 2014

      Banks say funding rules will make key equities trades more expensive

      Banks are sounding the alarm about a proposed global rule aimed at forcing them to fund themselves more safely, warning that...

    2. July 13, 2014

      BoE pushing to ease Basel capital requirements on small lenders

      The Bank of England has been lobbying for an easing of global capital requirements for small banks, amid concerns that the...

    3. April 15, 2014

      Six ways Europe’s financial sector is meant to mend its ways

      What Michel Barnier, the EU commissioner responsible for financial services, dubbed a “rulemaking spring” is drawing to a...

    4. March 31, 2014

      Banks turn to compression to meet new Basel rules

      Until recently, the Basel III capital requirements had never been a central part of the post-crisis debate by the...

    5. February 17, 2014

      Credit Suisse replaces radical bonus scheme

      Thousands of Credit Suisse bankers will be offered a swap out of a radical bonus scheme that was designed to transfer risk...

    6. December 20, 2013

      Fed clamps down on bank moves to evade new capital rules

      The Federal Reserve clamped down on bank moves to evade tougher capital rules on Friday, warning that transactions intended...

    7. October 31, 2013

      What the Basel proposals on bank trading-book rules mean

      The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has proposed a fundamental overhaul of its bank trading-book rules after finding...

    8. October 31, 2013

      Regulators propose tougher measures on capital requirements

      Global regulators are cracking down on banks that try to bend capital rules for their trading businesses by proposing new...

    9. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2013

      ICBC sets the benchmark for Asian Basel III bonds

      China’s biggest bank has launched a landmark deal that will help other Asian banks understand what they will have to pay for...

    10. September 29, 2013

      Banks watchdog backs away from strict requirements

      The supervisory body that sets the financial safety rules for the world’s banks has signalled a retreat from stringent new...

    11. September 12, 2013

      Lehman’s legacy: Five bitter pills

      When you treat a sick patient,” says Tom Huertas, “the medicine might not work straight away. But that doesn’t mean it’s not...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2013

      Statement from Capital Taliban

      Not a relaxation of capital requirements by the Prudential Regulation Authority on Wednesday — it’s a relaxation of the...

    13. August 5, 2013

      Regulation pushes banks on to a riskier path

      Can regulation make banks less safe? What has happened in the past week certainly seems to suggest so. Three large European...

    14. July 10, 2013

      In praise of bank leverage ratios

      After the financial crisis exposed the fragility of the world’s mega-banks, policy makers have agreed that systemically...

    15. July 8, 2013

      Basel committee willing to rethink complex bank rules

      Global banking regulators have signalled they are open to rethinking their framework for keeping big financial systems safe....

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2013

      RWAs, straight outta Basel

      The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is back with another look at risk-weightings — that is, the risk weighting done...

    17. July 5, 2013

      Fresh blow to credibility of key bank safety measure

      The main measure of bank safety was already facing questions about its reliability. Now there is evidence from the global...

    18. June 26, 2013

      Basel presses ahead with plans to limit bank borrowing

      Global regulators pressed ahead on Wednesday with plans to limit overall bank borrowing and make it easier for investors to...

    19. FT Alphaville

      April 25, 2013

      Banks told to sit down and shut up or else some of them will get ice cream and others won't, which will indeed totally suck

      “One thing that I think would stand you in very good stead is to avoid lobbying – influencing policy is probably a better...

    20. April 24, 2013

      JPMorgan under pressure in Basel spat

      Leading European companies have accused JPMorgan Chase and other US banks of putting their own interests ahead of their...

    21. April 18, 2013

      Watchdogs monitor derivatives overhaul

      Global securities and payments regulators have begun monitoring their national counterparts to ensure key principles that...

    22. April 16, 2013

      Push to cut trade finance from Basel III

      International business groups are making a fresh push to carve out trade finance from the tougher Basel III bank safety...

    23. Money Supply

      April 12, 2013

      Basel Brouhaha over banks’ risk measurement will continue

      Three months after revealing that banks were using wildly different models to measure risk in their trading books, the Basel...

    24. April 4, 2013

      Basel III phase-in lags behind

      Three months after the historic Basel III banking reform package was supposed to start being phased in, only 11 of the 27...

    25. March 24, 2013

      Banks face removal of capital loophole

      Global banking watchdogs have announced their first big crackdown on regulatory arbitrage since the passage of the Basel III...

    26. March 19, 2013

      Leading banks make big strides on Basel

      The world’s biggest banks made significant progress in boosting their capital ratios last year and are now collectively...

    27. March 12, 2013

      Banks to face leverage ratio from 2015

      Banks worldwide are facing new constraints on their overall borrowing and reliance on short-term funding as global...

    28. March 4, 2013

      Nervous time for top bankers

      How much damage could the EU bankers’ bonus cap do to the competitiveness of UK financial services? It will depend partly on...

    29. March 1, 2013

      The case of Brussels and banker bonuses

      The sound of heated discussion rises from three members of parliament in the Strangers’ Bar of the UK House of Commons. “It...

    30. February 27, 2013

      EU nears deal on single banking rule book

      Forging a single rule book for EU banks has proved a difficult exercise: almost four years of deliberations, 1,000 pages of...

    31. February 27, 2013

      Credit Suisse caught in bonus dilemma

      Credit Suisse may be forced to overhaul its radical bonus scheme because it risks falling foul of the very same tough new...

    32. February 17, 2013

      Basel eyes set periods for banks’ risk models

      Big banks would be barred from using one their most common tactics to reduce capital requirements under a proposal being...

    33. February 16, 2013

      Regulators loosen swaps rules

      A global council of financial regulators has eased proposed rules governing non-standard derivatives, allowing banks more...

    34. February 10, 2013

      Loosen bank reins and boost the economy

      This is the sixth year of the great fiscal austerity debate. It is becoming repetitive – and it is too narrow an approach to...

    35. February 4, 2013

      Investor appetite for cocos is fragile

      Barclays might be eager to burnish its image, stress how ethical it is and signal a retreat from practices that landed it in...

    36. January 31, 2013

      Move to stamp out bank inconsistencies

      The head of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has stressed his determination to stamp out inconsistencies in the...

    37. January 31, 2013

      Study fuels fears on bank safety

      Some global banks are using models that let them hold only one-eighth of the capital held by their competitors against the...

    38. January 11, 2013

      Big banks have liquidity wishes granted

      This week the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision – the bigwigs who have ruled the banking industry with a not-so-iron...

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