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    1. December 19, 2014

      Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying

      Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, has lambasted the "eternal lobbying" of Wall Street after regulators...

    2. December 14, 2014

      Bank traders lose big on AbbVie-Shire bets

      City of London trading desks at several big investment banks lost money after the collapse of AbbVie’s $54bn takeover offer...

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    1. October 9, 2014

      The world needs new tools to tame capital flows

      While much has been done to reform the financial system, seven years after the crisis the faultlines in the international...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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?”...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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