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    1. December 8, 2014

      The doubts that linger over solution to ‘too big to fail’

      When big banks fail it creates a complete mess. After Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008, UK authorities were...

    2. December 1, 2014

      On the issue of bank conduct the consensus is more must be done

      It struck many observers as odd when Barclays decided against joining a group of six banks that last month agreed to pay...

    Special Reports

    1. Debt Capital Markets

      Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
    2. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      The market structure industry, which includes exchanges, clearing houses, brokers, tra...
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    1. November 17, 2014

      Forex trade body ACI accepts prospect of exchange-based dealing

      The head of the industry body that represents foreign exchange traders has admitted that a shift to regulated,...

    2. November 12, 2014

      An imperfect plan for fixing the next crisis

      After the spectacular chaos of the last time that regulators and governments scrambled to rescue banks in the US and Europe,...

    3. November 10, 2014

      Banks and TLAC: Senior moment

      In challenging markets, this column exposes itself to dangerous levels of cant, piffle, and rot emanating from the corporate...

    4. November 10, 2014

      FSB warns bank capital rules likely to hit dividends and bonuses

      Dividends and bonuses paid out by the world’s biggest banks could suffer a new hit after global regulators unveiled...

    5. November 4, 2014

      Clearing house members fear they may have to stump up in case of a failure

      Post-financial crisis, regulators have been steadfast in their insistence that more of the derivatives market be passed...

    6. October 30, 2014

      Shadow banking nears pre-crisis peak

      The scale of shadow banking relative to the overall economy is closing in on its pre-crisis peak even as mainstream lenders’...

    7. October 29, 2014

      Iosco warns on data challenge to risk oversight

      The top body representing global markets watchdogs has issued a warning over the proliferation of data collection systems in...

    8. October 14, 2014

      Tougher shadow bank rules ‘only the start’

      Participants in the shadow banking sector were warned on Tuesday that tougher rules being imposed by international...

    9. October 14, 2014

      Regulators shine a light on the banking shadows

      The shadow banking system was at the heart of the financial crisis. In the meltdowns of Lehman Brothers and AIG, the...

    10. October 14, 2014

      Terms laid down for taming shadow bank risk

      Global regulators have taken a landmark step towards taming risk in a key segment of the shadow banking system, outlining...

    11. October 13, 2014

      FSB’s buzz cut for repo borrowers helps banks feel a little less bald

      Shadow banking has image problems. The Stygian name is a downer, for a start. Moreover, unconventional lending could spawn...

    12. October 8, 2014

      Investors warn on crisis plan for derivatives

      Institutional investors and pension funds have warned they may resist a plan by the world’s biggest banks to rewrite their...

    13. FT Alphaville

      October 2, 2014

      Secrets and Libors

      The Bank of England is going from twiddling bank capital to also twiddling mortgages themselves to try and stop risk in the...

    14. October 1, 2014

      Banks pull out of dozens of benchmarks after rate-rigging scandals

      Some of the world’s largest banks have stopped contributing to dozens of financial benchmarks to avoid further litigation...

    15. October 1, 2014

      Fink blames regulators for move into riskier assets

      BlackRock’s Larry Fink has said policy makers are at fault for pushing investors into riskier assets, and should stop...

    16. September 30, 2014

      What banks tell you, and what they don't

      In one of today’s more shocking pieces of news, it appears that banks are not doing as well as they like to think they are....

    17. September 30, 2014

      Forex markets face further regulations

      Participants in foreign exchange markets have been warned they may face further regulatory change even after implementing a...

    18. September 29, 2014

      FSB backs derivatives crisis-clause

      Global regulators have backed a plan by the global derivatives industry to allow authorities more time to decide on a...

    19. September 24, 2014

      Global repository plan ‘a dream’, says Isda CEO

      A plan to create a centralised mechanism for the world’s global over-the-counter-derivatives data has been called “a dream”...

    20. September 19, 2014

      Regulators move to tackle derivatives data-sharing impasse

      Global regulators want to overcome a data-sharing impasse that threatens to undermine post-crisis market reform with a...

    21. September 17, 2014

      G20 split over assessment of financial rules

      Australia is facing resistance within the G20 ahead of talks this week as it backs a call by businesses for a reassessment...

    22. September 14, 2014

      Doubts raised over global forex platform

      A proposal to reform the foreign exchange market by creating a central platform looks unlikely to get off the ground after...

    23. The A-List

      September 3, 2014

      The contested ties between asset prices and QE

      The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at a...

    24. July 22, 2014

      Regulators warn on Libor reform

      A powerful umbrella body for global regulators has criticised the administrators of Libor and two other interbank lending...

    25. July 20, 2014

      Carney leads push to break ‘too big to fail’ impasse

      Officials led by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, are attempting to bridge sharp differences among leading G20...

    26. July 20, 2014

      Regulators split on too-big-to-fail banks

      Heads of the Group of 20 leading economies would love to be able to hang up a “mission accomplished” banner in Brisbane in...

    27. July 17, 2014

      A utility for foreign exchange trading

      Banks, asset managers, export companies and anyone else with a passing interest in a properly functioning foreign exchange...

    28. The A-List

      July 16, 2014

      Shadow banking in China is not as risky as the alarmists think it is

      Many people are worried about shadow banking, finance which exists outside of regulated banks, in China. Fitch, the rating...

    29. July 15, 2014

      FCA’s votewinner squeezes life out of payday lending

      The FTSE illegal loan shark index, if there were such a thing, would be up sharply this week on the Financial Conduct...

    30. July 15, 2014

      Regulators push for widening of forex fix time

      Global regulators have proposed to centralise foreign exchange trading at a crucial daily fix on a global platform in a move...

    31. June 23, 2014

      Fears mount over asset managers’ shadow banking operations

      The shrinking banking sector is creating a “major opportunity” for asset managers to step into the lending breach, but...

    32. June 15, 2014

      The need to focus a light on shadow banking is nigh

      As progress has been made in reforming the global banking  system and as risk appetite returns to financial markets, wider...

    33. June 15, 2014

      EU regulator: systemic risk is not just about size

      The head of the primary European markets regulator has intervened unexpectedly in the debate over whether asset managers...

    34. June 10, 2014

      Top banks analyst leaves Barclays

      Barclays’ top-ranking banks analyst is to leave the group, the latest in a line of senior departures. Simon Samuels, who has...

    35. June 2, 2014

      George Osborne plans tougher oversight of forex markets

      George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, is to toughen oversight of foreign exchange dealing within weeks, as the UK steps up...

    36. Money Supply

      May 27, 2014

      Draghi and the case for securitisation

      During the ECB’s forum on central banking which is taking place in the Portuguese town of Sintra, president Mario Draghi...

    37. May 20, 2014

      Asset managers seek to deflect new rules

      The asset management industry is playing US regulators against their international counterparts and stirring national...

    38. April 16, 2014

      Regulators’ attempts to hold back the financial tide are futile

      Rain causes flooding and flooding causes damage. Which shall we blame: the rain, the river or an inadequate system of...

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