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    1. September 2, 2015

      Banks should not be able to game accounting rules

      When it comes to banks, bad accounting practices can contribute to financial instability. Booms flatter their measured...

    2. August 31, 2015

      Crunch time for insurers on capital rules

      It is crunch time for Europe’s insurers. A long-awaited overhaul of financial safety standards is within sight, with...

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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. August 26, 2015

      Make up your mind on banking regulation

      The people who have taken over at four of Europe’s largest banks are less likely to elicit sympathy than the...

    2. August 23, 2015

      Bank litigation costs hit $260bn — with $65bn more to come

      The wave of fines and lawsuits that has swept through the financial industry since the 2007-08 crisis has cost big...

    3. August 14, 2015

      EU reform will help beat property inheritance tussles

      Owners of French gîtes, Spanish poolside villas and Italian ski chalets will finally be able to decide who can inherit...

    4. July 30, 2015

      David Cameron should stand up to the eurozone

      Can Britain, a country that plans to keep its own currency, feel comfortable in an EU that is increasingly focused on...

    5. July 27, 2015

      Rules proposed to tackle ‘unfair’ credit and debit card fees

      The government is planning to tackle “unfair” credit and debit card fees charged by British banks, in a move that could...

    6. July 16, 2015

      Europe’s regulators need to get bond trading rules right

      To deliver much-needed sustainable European economic growth, the starting point for regulation needs to be the...

    7. July 14, 2015

      Big US fund managers fight off ‘systemic’ label

      A June 29 meeting of global watchdogs in the technocrat-heavy town of Basel was, on the surface, just another committee...

    8. July 5, 2015

      EU accounting rules could mask onset of another financial crisis

      European regulators have come under attack from investors over proposed accounting rules they fear would mask the onset...

    9. July 2, 2015

      Europe rules further threaten market stability

      The Bank of England warned in March that financial stability could be endangered by a lack of liquidity in some...

    10. June 28, 2015

      The wasteful regime fund managers are loath to dump in the skip

      Milton Friedman defined the most wasteful form of expenditure as one where an individual spends another person’s money...

    11. June 26, 2015

      Regulator seeks securitisation changes

      The European Banking Authority has recommended lower capital charges for the securitisation industry, which has...

    12. June 23, 2015

      Regulators push to sever link between research and trading

      Of the 40 or so research analysts who have covered tech company Twitter in 2015, only two houses have written sell...

    13. June 21, 2015

      Banks ‘deserve what they get’, says regulator

      Banks “deserve what they get,” one of the world’s top regulators has said, in a salvo against the industry as it begins...

    14. June 19, 2015

      EU finance ministers back drive to tackle ‘too big to fail’ banks

      Europe’s reform attempt to tackle “too big to fail” banks was agreed by EU finance ministers on Friday, in a deal that...

    15. June 18, 2015

      Regulators fuel hopes of European securitisation revival

      Regulators this week fuelled hope of an easing in capital rules widely seen as stifling the revival of the European...

    16. June 18, 2015

      Asset manager calls for greater regulation

      The asset management industry should accept more regulation to counter rising concerns over deteriorating bond trading...

    17. June 16, 2015

      European insurers stick to letter of rules to build up capital

      Insurers across Europe have been loading up on cheaper capital ahead of more stringent safety rules that take effect...

    18. June 15, 2015

      Euro securitisation hit by capital rules

      When throngs of securitisation bankers descend on Barcelona this week for the industry’s annual conference, attention...

    19. June 9, 2015

      Deutsche Bank headquarters raided by prosecutors

      Prosecutors have raided Deutsche Bank’s head offices in Frankfurt in the latest twist in a turbulent few days for...

    20. June 7, 2015

      Mars and oil groups warn EU commodity rules will hit consumers

      A visit to the petrol station for chocolate and fuel may become more expensive if proposed revisions to European...

    21. June 3, 2015

      UK banks fight back against EU bonus cap extension

      British financial institutions have launched a rearguard action against a European Union plan to extend restrictions on...

    22. June 3, 2015

      Harsh realities dawn on Switzerland’s private banks

      By 2013, Banque Cramer knew it had a problem. With just SFr2bn of client money, the 300-year-old Swiss private bank was...

    23. June 2, 2015

      UK regulator warns insurers over infrastructure asset risks

      Infrastructure assets, which have surged in popularity as investors search for yield when interest rates are at...

    24. May 22, 2015

      The case that dragged bankers into the Snapchat generation

      Can billion-dollar fines and felony charges bring cultural change in finance? Or do they just remind the banking...

    25. May 21, 2015

      France challenges proposed British exemption to EU banking reform

      France is leading an assault on Britain’s prized carveout protecting its bank structure reforms from being overwritten...

    26. May 21, 2015

      UK rejects European anti-fraud guidelines

      The UK has rejected a set of European security guidelines designed to safeguard internet payments, fuelling concerns...

    27. May 17, 2015

      New regulatory measures anger European securitisation industry

      Europe’s struggling securitisation industry has voiced frustration over new regulatory recommendations, in the latest...

    28. May 14, 2015

      Rising tide of financial regulation washes over recalcitrant boards

      Nearly half of the world’s biggest financial institutions are still not doing enough at board level to address risk...

    29. May 12, 2015

      Europe seeks tax on crowdfunding rewards

      The European Commission is seeking to impose value added tax on rewards from crowdfunding — prompting warnings that the...

    30. May 3, 2015

      The precarious prospects of London finance

      It was 2006, and the City of London was enjoying an extraordinary surge, capturing market share and kudos from its...

    31. April 28, 2015

      Goldman Sachs’ reported spending on EU lobbying rises 14-fold

      Goldman Sachs has revealed a 14-fold increase in the amount it says it spends on lobbying in Brussels after the EU...

    32. April 26, 2015

      Commodity trading chiefs upbeat at FT conference

      After a period of weakness in commodity markets, some of the world’s biggest traders gathered on the shores of Lake...

    33. April 24, 2015

      The bold Brussels ‘eurocrats’ who command the world’s respect

      It is that rare thing: a policy made in Brussels that clearly works. The bold moves against Google and Gazprom over the...

    34. April 24, 2015

      EU and US aim for May deal on derivatives clearing

      The two main regions for derivatives trading aim to harmonise industry rules in the coming weeks, settling a...

    35. April 24, 2015

      Need for better commodity regulation deepens

      I recognise that the recent decline in gas and oil prices may have somewhat diminished the level of public and policy...

    36. April 20, 2015

      British regulator challenges US over Berkshire scrutiny

      British regulators have challenged their US peers over their apparent reluctance to subject Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...

    37. March 31, 2015

      Three lenders face probe by ECB banking watchdog

      The eurozone’s new banking watchdog has begun to bare its teeth, investigating for the first time three “significant”...

    38. March 31, 2015

      Comment: Mifid II needs to uphold spirit of reform

      The clock is ticking on the implementation of Mifid II and reforms set to transform the European financial landscape....

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