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      Stress tests for banks are a predictable act of public theatre

      When the US government announced in 2009 that it was launching stress tests for the country’s largest banks, it seemed like...

    2. March 3, 2015

      US Federal Reserve urged to clarify bank capital requirements

      The Federal Reserve must shed more light on how it plans to calculate extra capital requirements for the biggest US banks so...

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    1. 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...

    2. March 2, 2015

      Santander announces head of North American division

      Santander has tapped a former head of the consumer division at JPMorgan to run its North American division, as the Spanish...

    3. February 26, 2015

      White House heads for battle over pensions reform

      When the Obama administration launched its attempt to clamp down on pension mis-selling this week, it was making more than a...

    4. February 26, 2015

      US set to raise uncleared swaps requirements

      The new head of the main US derivatives regulator has signalled a willingness to break from the agency’s recent past and...

    5. February 25, 2015

      Morgan Stanley pays $2.6bn to settle mortgage claims

      Morgan Stanley has reached a $2.6bn settlement with the US Department of Justice, drawing a line under claims that it...

    6. February 23, 2015

      US investigates banks’ precious metals trading

      US regulators are investigating at least 10 banks over precious metals trading and have subpoenaed HSBC in a sign of further...

    7. February 23, 2015

      US launches crackdown on pension adviser conflicts

      President Barack Obama is launching a crackdown on the US pensions industry, where the White House says Americans are losing...

    8. Gavyn Davies

      February 22, 2015

      The Fed's global responsibilities

      When the Federal Reserve starts to raise US interest rates later this year, there will be a major shift in the global...

    9. February 18, 2015

      US loans: unintended consequences

      US leveraged loan issuance — bank borrowings by the least creditworthy companies — are down sharply of late. That seems to...

    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 16, 2015

      Toronto Stock Exchange warns on trade flow to US markets

      The new head of Canada’s largest stock market has warned that the US practice of stockbrokers paying for order flow is “a...

    12. February 15, 2015

      US regulators release draft rules for commercial drone operators

      US regulators have released long-awaited rules governing the use of commercial drones, permitting them to share the sky with...

    13. February 15, 2015

      BNP Paribas made ethical and legal mistakes, says chairman

      Banks can no longer afford a “too narrow, legalistic approach” to complying with rules because “the world has changed” and...

    14. February 13, 2015

      What will be our UK/US tax liability on house sale?

      My husband and I bought a house in London in March 2011 where we lived for a year before moving out to New York in 2012. We...

    15. February 10, 2015

      ICAP says US swaps rule changes more likely

      A recent changing of the guard at the main US derivatives regulator should give new impetus to ICAP’s efforts to amend...

    16. February 9, 2015

      Powell rejects calls to audit the Fed

      The Federal Reserve governor known as the “lone Republican” on the US central bank’s board has fired back at calls from...

    17. February 9, 2015

      US and UK politicians press for HSBC clampdown

      US and UK politicians called for a regulatory clampdown on HSBC after Europe’s biggest bank by assets was hit by detailed...

    18. February 9, 2015

      Obama to raise trade talk concerns with Merkel

      US President Barack Obama is expected to raise concerns about the pace of trans-Atlantic trade talks with Angela Merkel when...

    19. February 8, 2015

      Regulations hit smaller US banks hardest

      Small US banks have been disproportionately hurt by post-financial crisis regulation, a former JPMorgan Chase executive...

    20. February 6, 2015

      BNP chiefs lose bonuses after $8.9bn fine

      BNP Paribas has slashed the bonuses for its top executives to reflect the impact of last year’s $8.9bn fine for US sanction...

    21. February 6, 2015

      China auditors settle with SEC for $2m

      The Chinese units of the Big Four global auditing firms agreed to pay $2m for failing to produce documents for companies...

    22. February 3, 2015

      US regulator prepares fraud case against BP

      A US financial regulator is preparing to name BP and other companies in an enforcement action alleging that they broke...

    23. February 3, 2015

      Probe into Moody’s deepens after S&P agrees $1.4bn settlement

      US authorities are stepping up their investigation into whether Moody’s inflated ratings on mortgage derivatives to win...

    24. February 2, 2015

      US banks balk at new capital proposals

      US banks have balked at new capital proposals from a group of international regulators, saying they go well beyond the...

    25. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2015

      US Treasury yields and shrinkage, sovereign bond availability edition

      Sometimes the simplest explanation is the only one needed, and in economics it doesn’t get much simpler than supply and...

    26. 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...

    27. January 23, 2015

      US considers delay to OTC swap rules

      The US is studying whether to give banks more time to adhere to rules that would require them to set aside margin for swaps...

    28. January 21, 2015

      BlackRock and MarketAxess target Europe

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has brought its corporate bond trading venture with MarketAxess to Europe to...

    29. January 21, 2015

      S&P in $77m mortgage securities settlement with the SEC

      Standard & Poor’s, the largest credit rating agency, was misrepresenting the rigour and conservatism of its ratings on...

    30. January 15, 2015

      Regulators urged not to waive Credit Suisse penalty

      Allowing Credit Suisse to continue advising retirement funds after it pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges would reward the...

    31. January 15, 2015

      Regulators test the universal banking model

      In 1991, US Treasury secretary Nicholas Brady pointed to a chart showing that the US had slipped from having the world’s...

    32. January 14, 2015

      Republican assault on Dodd-Frank act intensifies

      Republicans are intensifying an assault on the Dodd-Frank financial reform act in the second week of a new Congress with the...

    33. January 13, 2015

      Fed gives RBS waiver on foreign bank rules

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been granted a waiver by the Federal Reserve from onerous new rules for foreign banks with more...

    34. January 12, 2015

      US banks call for action on clearing houses

      US banks have urged Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, to take action to shore up clearing houses, arguing that the likes...

    35. January 8, 2015

      US still the dominant superpower in derivatives trade

      Like two cold war superpowers, US derivatives exchanges CME Group and Intercontinental Exchange are turning asset classes...

    36. January 6, 2015

      Finra to investigate US bond trading

      A top regulator for the US brokerage industry said it would begin examining the bond market, including the operations of...

    37. 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...

    38. January 1, 2015

      Europe’s best days on the internet could lie ahead

      “Don’t get mad, get even,” advised Robert F Kennedy. European governments have been doing both in response to the threat of...

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