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    1. March 4, 2015

      EU proposes to extend pay rules to smaller banks

      The EU has made another attempt to curb the remuneration of asset managers and executives working for small banks and...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Victory for UK over eurozone clearing houses

      Britain has won a landmark legal battle over the place of the City of London in Europe’s single market, forcing the European...

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    1. Vienna as a Financial Centre

      The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
    2. Working in International Banking

      Five years after the global financial crisis, pay and bonuses for bankers - and the re...
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    1. March 3, 2015

      World’s biggest banks still €300bn short of safe assets, says regulator

      The world’s biggest banks are still short of €300bn worth of safe assets to comply with new rules designed to reduce their...

    2. March 2, 2015

      Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up

      Sitting in his spacious and elegantly decorated office in central Paris, a senior executive at a large French bank is...

    3. March 1, 2015

      European money market fund reforms likened to ‘hand grenade’

      Long-awaited reforms proposed for Europe’s €1tn money market fund sector have left both the industry and its most visceral...

    4. February 25, 2015

      Axa chief Henri de Castries takes aim at regulators

      Henri de Castries is a devout Catholic and “believes in miracles”, but the chief executive of Axa says it is not the Lord...

    5. February 24, 2015

      Europe’s big banks will need to raise capital warns ECB

      Some of the eurozone’s biggest banks will need to raise more equity because of a clampdown on national exceptions to capital...

    6. February 23, 2015

      High costs warning for EU failed trade rules

      Europe’s bond and repo markets could be hit with billions of euros in costs and be forced into a radical reshaping under...

    7. February 22, 2015

      ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail

      When Antoine Deltour decided to carry out one of the biggest financial leaks in history, he did not know what he was getting...

    8. February 17, 2015

      EU seeks to relax securitisation rules

      Brussels is making a renewed push to relax rules on an asset class once blamed for poisoning the financial system as it...

    9. February 17, 2015

      Lord Hill settles into role of guardian of EU financial stability

      Lord Hill was billed as the EU’s financial services tsar but since taking office last year Britain’s commissioner has cast...

    10. February 17, 2015

      Banks battle to retain junior ranks as bonuses ‘normalise’

      What’s a bonus worth In meetings across the world’s financial centres, senior bankers are having the annual conversation...

    11. February 17, 2015

      The financial dangers of swapping common sense for risk models

      As the global financial crisis began to break in 2007, David Viniar, then chief financial officer of Goldman Sachs, reported...

    12. February 17, 2015

      Comment: Risk incentives critical in clearing recovery plans

      During the financial crisis, public support for the financial industry was administered on enormous scale for a clear reason...

    13. February 11, 2015

      UniCredit capital levels raise concern

      UniCredit, Italy’s second-largest lender by market value, undershot expectations as it reported fourth-quarter net income of...

    14. February 10, 2015

      Reckless bankers face having to pay back salary

      The UK financial watchdog is considering whether to force reckless bankers to repay their base salary — as well as bonuses —...

    15. February 8, 2015

      US scrutiny of Barclays and UBS widens forex trading probe

      The US Department of Justice is scrutinising currency-linked investments marketed by Barclays and UBS in an indication that...

    16. February 8, 2015

      Monday interview: Ross McEwan, Royal Bank of Scotland CEO

      Very few chief executives of big banks know how to brand a cow, what to do when calving season starts, or how to tell Angus...

    17. February 5, 2015

      EU push on dealing commissions meets resistance

      New European rules on dealing commissions aim to cut prices and improve transparency for investors, but brokers are warning...

    18. January 29, 2015

      Priorities revealed for EU capital markets union

      Pan-European pension products, cross-border crowdfunding schemes and perks for infrastructure investment have emerged as...

    19. January 29, 2015

      ECB targets bonuses and share options in bankers’ pay probe

      The European Central Bank has signalled a tougher approach on bankers’ pay, announcing that it will launch an examination of...

    20. January 28, 2015

      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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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