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  1. September 12, 2012

    ECB delves into messy world of supervision

    If last week the European Central Bank put its monetary policy credibility on the line with a bond-buying plan to save the...

  2. January 15, 2012

    Finance tribunal opens to settle disputes

    Disputes arising from complex transactions can be put for possible resolution at the world’s first international specialist...

  1. August 3, 2011

    Employment: A fix that functions

    Jurgen Bos might have expected to have fared badly once severe recession struck in 2009. A year earlier, he had quit ABN...

  2. Money Supply

    June 30, 2011

    Will Ingves make a good chair of the Basel Committee?

    The blueprint for Basel III is more than a year old. And there is consensus on its fundamental tenets – to hold more and...

  3. June 20, 2011

    Political union cannot fix the euro

    As the Greek crisis worsens, so voices are being raised demanding new and more radical approaches. Forget the sticking...

  4. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2011

    Greenspan warns on Greek default

    Fears of contagion from political and market turmoil in Greece sent Spanish borrowing costs to 11-year highs, in spite of a...

  5. Money Supply

    June 16, 2011

    Wellink and the French at the IMF

    Nout Wellink, the Dutch central bank governor, was in rumbustious form in an Financial Times interview this morning. For...

  6. June 16, 2011

    ECB banker urges doubling of EU bail-out fund

    Europe’s emergency bail-out funds should be doubled in size to convince financial markets of governments’ commitment to...

  7. June 16, 2011

    Euro knocked by Greek debt fears

    The euro dropped to a three-week low against the dollar and a record trough against the Swiss franc as fears over a default...

  8. FT Alphaville

    June 16, 2011

    Risk remains... off

    More of the same on Thursday morning as commentators set nerves on edge by referring to Greece as the eurozone’s Lehman...

  9. June 13, 2011

    ECB contradicts itself over default

    From Mr Mats Persson. Sir, In your article “ECB firefight leaves it exposed to Greek shock” (June 7), citing Open Europe’s...

  10. Money Supply

    April 11, 2011

    Trichet's successor in June?

    The competition to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet, who steps down as European Central Bank president at the end of October, was...

  11. February 23, 2011

    Bank of England and ECB: turning a blind eye

    Teachers of rhetoric sometimes recommend simply ignoring uncomfortable issues. Perhaps that is why neither the financial...

  12. Money Supply

    January 4, 2011

    A new woman for the ECB

    The big succession battle has yet to be fought. But before eurozone political leaders choose a successor to Jean-Claude...

  13. December 16, 2010

    Basel reveals liquidity gap for biggest banks

    The world’s biggest banks have a combined €1,730bn ($2,287bn) gap in liquid investments that they must fill within four...

  14. December 16, 2010

    Banks meet new minimum capital standards

    Most of the world’s biggest banks would be safely above new minimum capital requirements but many would face restrictions on...

  15. Money Supply

    December 7, 2010

    The ECB and E-bonds

    The European Central Bank seems almost as divided as politicians over E-bonds, or common eurozone bonds. Jürgen Stark,...

  16. FT Alphaville

    December 7, 2010

    Fiscal pooling in the eurozone?

    European peripheral bonds are little changed on Tuesday morning: Now that’s somewhat surprising given the news flow of the...

  17. Money Supply

    October 25, 2010

    New powers mooted for Dutch central bank

    The central bank of Holland might soon be able to take over troubled financial companies, and sell their shares, assets or...

  18. October 19, 2010

    Bank capital rules miss G20 target

    Global regulators will not finish their package of capital surcharges and other safety measures for banks deemed “too big to...

  19. September 23, 2010

    Package of measures on table at Basel

    Global financial regulators are debating an interlocking menu of measures to reduce risk at the world’s largest banks to...

  20. August 19, 2010

    Write-off plan eyed in Basel proposals

    Some bank bondholders would be forced to take losses or convert their investments into equity under regulators’ plans to...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 2, 2010

    Dutch central bank criticised

    The Dutch government demanded a “cultural change” within the central bank on Tuesday after a report into the collapse last...

  22. July 1, 2010

    Dutch central bank attacked over supervision

    The Dutch government demanded a “cultural change” within the central bank on Tuesday after a report into the collapse last...

  23. June 12, 2010

    Basel chief points to reform benefits

    The head of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has hit back at industry claims that global growth will be cut and...

  24. June 12, 2010

    Basel chief points to reform benefits

    The head of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has hit back at industry claims that global growth will be cut and...

  25. June 11, 2010

    Basel chief hits back at growth curb claims

    The head of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on Friday hit back at industry claims that global growth will be cut...

  26. May 19, 2010

    Plea for bank reform by end of year

    Global regulators should agree on the broad outlines of banking reform by the end of the year, but then give financial...

  27. May 19, 2010

    Plea for bank reform by end of year

    Global regulators should agree on the broad outlines of banking reform by the end of the year, but then give financial...

  28. May 4, 2010

    How flat refusal turned into Yes

    When the organisers of the Basel committee came to Nout Wellink and asked him to serve as its chairman from 2006, he turned...

  29. May 4, 2010

    Basel chief says bank tax 'premature'

    Proposals for a global banking tax are "premature", the chairman of the Basel committee on banking supervision has...

  30. May 4, 2010

    Basel regulators weigh cost of reform

    Tough rules requiring banks to set aside more funds to cope with future crises could cut world economic growth by up to 1...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 4, 2010

    Basel regulators weigh cost of reform

    Tough rules requiring banks to set aside more funds to cope with future crises could cut world economic growth by up to 1...

  32. May 3, 2010

    How flat refusal turned into yes

    When the organisers of the Basel committee came to Nout Wellink and asked him to serve as its chairman from 2006, he turned...

  33. May 3, 2010

    Basel regulators weigh cost of reform

    Tough rules requiring banks to set aside more funds to cope with future crises could cut world economic growth by up to 1...

  34. May 3, 2010

    Basel chief says bank tax ‘premature’

    New York’s financial district. Nout Wellink says of the reform package: ‘We have some headwinds in the sense that the banks...

  35. March 19, 2010

    Guidelines agreed on bank rescues

    Global banking regulators agreed yesterday on the broad outlines of what governments should do to head off another round of...

  36. March 18, 2010

    Guidelines agreed on bank rescues

    Global banking regulators agreed on Thursday on the broad outlines of what governments should do to head off another round...

  37. Money Supply

    February 10, 2010

    Dutch level further accusations at Iceland

    The Netherlands’ central bank has just said it wasn’t fully informed by Landsbanki Islands HF and Iceland’s regulator FME on...

  38. February 5, 2010

    Iceland regulators 'lied', says Dutch bank chief

    Icelandic banking regulators "lied" to Dutch officials about the health of the country's banks only days before the lenders...

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