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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    38. February 5, 2010

      Dutch central bank chief says Iceland's regulators 'lied'

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

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