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  1. July 9, 2014

    Lew challenged over Volcker rule impact

    The influential head of the House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to investigate...

  2. July 7, 2014

    Beware what wearable technology tells the market about CEO health

    While waiting in a big Manhattan hospital about 15 years ago, I glimpsed the chairman of one of the world’s biggest banks in...

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  1. April 9, 2014

    CLOs & the Volcker rule: seeking CLOsure

    Phew? The Federal Reserve has given banks two more years to comply with the Volcker rule’s restrictions on collateralised...

  2. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2014

    Raghuram 'Volcker' Rajan... good luck with that

    “If you do a Volcker, you kill the supply side, and then you are in a bad situation,” Mr Rajan said during an interview in...

  3. Gavyn Davies

    February 13, 2014

    A dose of humility from the central banks

    The leading central banks in the developed economies have, of course, been the main actors underpinning the global bull...

  4. February 9, 2014

    The Fed’s waning magic in the age of Yellen

    Every chairman of the US Federal Reserve seems to get hit by a crisis in their first year. For Paul Volcker in 1979 it was...

  5. February 5, 2014

    In Rajan, India may have found its inflation-slayer

    In an era when much of the world is worried about the possibility of drifting into Japanese-style deflation, one country has...

  6. January 31, 2014

    A eulogy to Ben Bernanke’s turbulent Fed years

    “We did what we did, we didn’t do what we didn’t do, and the result was what happened.” – Paul Volcker Ben Bernanke is...

  7. January 14, 2014

    US urged to examine oversight of $4tn muni bond market

    The US should re-examine oversight of the $4tn municipal bond market, where states and municipalities raise money, according...

  8. December 27, 2013

    Regulators eye exemption to part of Volcker

    US regulators are considering an exemption to part of the Volcker rule which has triggered a legal challenge from smaller...

  9. December 27, 2013

    Week in Review, December 27

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories Apple seals China Mobile deal At last, the world’s...

  10. December 18, 2013

    Volcker rule to be tested at House committee hearing

    The US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee plans to hold a hearing on the Volcker rule in January,...

  11. December 15, 2013

    Volcker doing job despite Kafkaesque turns

    The best rules are succinct. The Ten Commandments, for example, are punchy, and leave little ambiguity. The Volcker rule,...

  12. December 13, 2013

    Week in Review, December 14

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. EADS to cut 5,800  jobs as part of...

  13. December 13, 2013

    The Volcker rule is a gift to banks and excludes the rest

    Three years ago, the US Congress set out to deliver a blunt message to the finance industry that enough was enough. The...

  14. December 13, 2013

    Volcker rule on proprietary trading gets final approval

    US regulators this week approved the long-awaited Volcker rule aimed at stopping banks from making risky bets that could...

  15. December 11, 2013

    Cash-strapped regulators face heavy Volcker workload

    US regulators who approved the Volcker rule face a heavier workload to uphold it, but it is unclear if the cash-strapped...

  16. December 10, 2013

    Volcker rule comes of age in spite of protests

    In the four years since Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve chairman, first called for a ban on banks trading with their...

  17. December 10, 2013

    Volcker rule: Overruled

    Ludwig Wittgenstein wasn’t too keen on rules. “Can’t we imagine a rule determining the application of a rule and so on?”...

  18. December 10, 2013

    Volcker vote ushers in new world order for banks

    The largest US banks were facing a new world order on Tuesday as regulators voted through the Volcker rule, which will make...

  19. December 10, 2013

    Five things to look for in the Volcker rule

    Almost four years after it was proposed by former US Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, the Volcker rule is due to be...

  20. December 10, 2013

    Wall Street faces stricter clampdown in Volcker rule

    Banks taking positions with their own money will have to prove they are acting to offset “specific, identifiable” risks...

  21. December 10, 2013

    Wall Street wins Volcker concession on hedging risks

    Wall Street has won a key concession in the drafting of the so-called Volcker rules aimed at reining in risk-taking by big...

  22. December 9, 2013

    Frank says Wall St attempts to derail Volcker will fail

    Wall Street’s efforts to overturn the Volcker rule, which regulators are due to ratify on Tuesday, will fail in the courts,...

  23. December 8, 2013

    Wall St prepares Volcker rule legal challenges

    Wall Street is preparing possible legal challenges to the Volcker rule due to be adopted on Tuesday, as some of the largest...

  24. December 5, 2013

    Volcker rule to give regulators flexibility

    The US “Volcker rule”, which bans banks from proprietary trading, will leave a grey area for regulators to police as they...

  25. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2013

    RBI's liquidity feed to India's small businesses: will it work?

    The Reserve Bank of India is providing Rs50bn ($800m) to small enterprises for refinancing, a boost to businesses that are...

  26. November 11, 2013

    Prospect of a deal on Volcker rule worries banks

    In January it will be four years since President Barack Obama vowed to stop banks trading for their own account. “If these...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2013

    Guest post: Dual mandate -- right goals, wrong agency?

    FT Alphaville presents a guest post by Stephanie Kelton, chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri,...

  28. July 1, 2013

    Please be sure to share your thoughts, Mr Carney

    As Mark Carney, the new governor of the Bank of England, sits down for the first time with his colleagues and staff, he will...

  29. June 13, 2013

    Banking and finance

    If any self-respecting investment bankers had been asked six years ago to name the greatest financial innovation of recent...

  30. May 26, 2013

    Larry Summers has an edge in the race to head the Federal Reserve

    When Wall Street predicts something will happen in Washington, it is often wise to bet on the opposite. Multiple polls show...

  31. April 11, 2013

    Markets Insight: Japan should heed lessons of Volcker’s war

    When Haruhiko Kuroda, the new governor of the Bank of Japan, announced a radical new form of quantitative easing this month,...

  32. The World

    March 20, 2013

    Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew's fireside chat with Paul Volcker

    Lee Kuan Yew on March 20 (Chris McGrath/Getty) Sightings of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s former prime minister, are rare these...

  33. March 17, 2013

    Innovation gone bad requires regulation

    Is innovation a good thing? Normally it is one of those things, like virtue, spinach or motherhood, that are deemed good...

  34. March 13, 2013

    Drew to testify on JPMorgan trading loss

    Ina Drew, the former JPMorgan chief investment officer, will break her year-long silence when she appears among a group of...

  35. March 6, 2013

    Bankers dodge tomato throwers’ projectiles

    The tomato throwing is over. The stocks have been packed away. And Andrew Tyrie MP, the man in charge of the public...

  36. February 18, 2013

    Quest for profit can make banks safer

    “Capital, capital, capital,” intoned Tim Geithner in 2009, as the US Treasury secretary described the best route to make the...

  37. January 21, 2013

    Total ‘oil-for-food’ trial opens in Paris

    Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of Total, appeared in court in Paris on Monday for the first day of a trial over...

  38. January 16, 2013

    Wall St adjusts to investors’ demands

    It is a decade since Goldman Sachs’ payroll was regularly lower than $2bn a quarter. Now it is below that level again,...

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