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      ECB targets bonuses and share options in bankers’ pay probe

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      Basel Committee overhauls banks’ disclosure model

      The way banks disclose risks they hold on their balance sheets has been overhauled by the world’s top banking supervisor in...

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    1. January 26, 2015

      European banks warns capital rules will blunt QE

      European banks are warning that the effects of the European Central Bank’s €1.1tn quantitative easing will be blunted by...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Anshu Jain in Davos regulation clash with Jack Lew and Mark Carney

      Anshu Jain, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, has clashed with Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, and Mark Carney, governor of...

    3. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt...

    4. January 22, 2015

      France seeks to revive European financial transactions tax

      France tried to revive Europe’s floundering financial transaction tax initiative on Thursday, urging 11 eurozone countries...

    5. January 19, 2015

      Société Générale splits chairman and chief’s roles

      Société Générale has split the roles of chairman and chief executive as required by European law, appointing the Italian...

    6. January 13, 2015

      Withering regulations will make for shrivelled banks

      Bankers are not stupid. For all the controversy surrounding the financial sector, everyone can agree on that. For decades...

    7. January 11, 2015

      New capital goals and Santander share sale heap pressure on Europe’s banks

      The biggest eurozone banks have come under renewed pressure to raise extra capital after the European Central Bank set new...

    8. January 6, 2015

      Global fines for price-fixing hit $5.3bn record high

      Fines meted out to companies for price-fixing reached a record high in 2014, as antitrust authorities cracked down on...

    9. January 1, 2015

      Bank resolution: marriage before divorce

      Rescuing a failing relationship is hard; long-distance ones are especially tricky. Global banks learnt this during the...

    10. December 17, 2014

      EU toughens up research fee rules

      EU regulators on Wednesday agreed tougher rules on the way broker research is paid for, in an attempt to tackle conflicts of...

    11. December 16, 2014

      Crowd-pleasing is no substitute for wise judgment

      The wisdom of crowds” has become a modern cliché. And a strange one — the crowds that attended the Nuremberg Rallies, or...

    12. 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...

    13. December 5, 2014

      Basel Committee raps EU on global capital rules

      The European Union is failing to implement fully global capital rules aimed at making banks more resilient, according to a...

    14. December 5, 2014

      Fund chief defends ‘complex products’

      The main architect of Standard Life’s Global Absolute Return Strategies (Gars) fund has challenged regulators who want to...

    15. December 4, 2014

      EU’s Hill considers shelving bank structural reforms

      The EU’s new financial services chief may withdraw a proposal next year to overhaul the structure of big European banks if...

    16. November 26, 2014

      Half of Europe’s biggest lenders face EU curbs

      As many as half of Europe’s biggest banks could be forced to exit significant parts of their markets businesses if...

    17. November 23, 2014

      Banking groups push Brussels to ditch overhaul of big lenders

      European banks are putting pressure on Brussels and Lord Hill, the EU’s financial services commissioner, to ditch plans to...

    18. November 13, 2014

      Regulation: Banks count the risks and rewards

      Every week, roughly $1bn is sent out of the US by people helping to support their families in other countries – mostly in...

    19. November 13, 2014

      Penalise the banks but use the money well

      This week some British charities have an unexpected reason to smile. On Wednesday, European and American regulators imposed...

    20. 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,...

    21. November 11, 2014

      Ancien régime of bank bailouts is not yet confined to history books

      The interests of banks, politicians and regulators rarely overlap neatly, but when it comes to ending taxpayer bailouts all...

    22. November 7, 2014

      Banks brace for new regulatory hurdle

      Having largely surmounted a series of stress tests, Europe’s leading banks are this month turning their attention to a new...

    23. November 3, 2014

      RBS gives EY biggest financial services win yet

      The Royal Bank of Scotland is to appoint EY as its auditor, ending a 14-year audit relationship with Deloitte and handing...

    24. October 28, 2014

      Europe’s banks are too feeble to spur growth

      Will the asset quality review and stress tests conducted by the European Central Bank and the European Banking Authority...

    25. October 28, 2014

      Smaller companies face funding freeze

      European syndicated loan volumes are running at their highest level since 2007, but concerns persist that small and...

    26. October 27, 2014

      Better way to check the health of Europe’s banks

      In 2012, the eurozone went through a near-death experience. Like climbers roped together on a cliff, its combined banks,...

    27. October 27, 2014

      Stress tests alone will not bring the eurozone back to health

      The examination is over. For more than a year the European Central Bank has been shining a light on the books of the...

    28. October 23, 2014

      All eyes on the ECB as stress tests loom

      It will be a delicate balancing act. On Sunday, the European Central Bank will unveil results from the health checks it has...

    29. October 21, 2014

      Reform alone is no solution for the eurozone

      Might the policies of the eurozone result in a robust recovery? My answer is: no. Since the eurozone generated 17 per cent...

    30. October 21, 2014

      Brussels fines global banks €94m for their part in two cartels

      The European Commission has fined several global banks a combined €94m for participating in two distinct cartels involving...

    31. October 21, 2014

      European banks: light Sunday reading

      Sunday lunch. A moment to sit down with family, eat a roast, drink a little wine, and have a cozy chat about the 1.5m data...

    32. October 19, 2014

      HSH Nordbank braced for impact of ECB assets probe

      The European Central Bank’s investigation of the eurozone’s largest lenders is raising further concerns over the future of...

    33. October 16, 2014

      A dose of deregulation for EU capital markets

      Europe’s banks are holding the continent back. Struggling under balance sheets four times bigger than the EU economy, the...

    34. October 14, 2014

      EU agrees laws to end banking secrecy

      EU finance ministers took an important step towards ending banking secrecy in Europe by agreeing legislation that would...

    35. October 14, 2014

      Dublin ditches Double Irish to save low tax regime

      Dublin has served up its last “Double Irish”. But its decision to sacrifice a highly contentious tax loophole shows a...

    36. October 10, 2014

      Brussels eases rules on asset-backed securities to unblock credit

      Brussels has significantly eased rules on asset-backed loan bundles and softened requirements for banks to hold easy-to-sell...

    37. October 10, 2014

      Europe delays full foreign exchange derivatives reporting

      Europe is to postpone standard reporting of all foreign exchange derivatives trades for more than two years after national...

    38. October 2, 2014

      EU securities trading reforms threaten upheaval

      Europe will next week embark on a “big bang” reform in securities’ trading that is meant to improve the safety of the...

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