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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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....

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. April 18, 2013

    Watchdogs monitor derivatives overhaul

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

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. February 16, 2013

    Regulators loosen swaps rules

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

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. January 9, 2013

    Banks to miss out on Basel softening

    Two of the important changes that global regulators made this week to the first worldwide liquidity rules are so narrowly...

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