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    1. March 26, 2015

      Bill Gross Pimco departure a possible ‘stress test’ for industry

      The shock departure of Pimco founder Bill Gross from the world’s largest bond fund was a real life “stress test”, which the...

    2. March 26, 2015

      Citizens Financial looks to ‘wriggle’ out of EU pay curbs

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s sale of shares in Citizens Financial could allow the US bank to pay bigger bonuses, according to...

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    1. March 25, 2015

      CME urges tougher US response to EU clearing dispute

      The head of the US’s largest derivatives exchanges has suggested European clearing houses be restricted from US markets, if...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Lessons from Hurricane Sandy aid cyber war games

      Financial regulators are drawing lessons from responses to natural disasters as they prepare for cyber war games that will...

    3. March 23, 2015

      US regulators veto ‘living wills’ of RBS, HSBC and BNP Paribas

      US regulators vetoed the living wills of Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and BNP Paribas on Monday, ordering the banks to...

    4. March 19, 2015

      BNY Mellon to pay $700m over fraud claims

      Bank of New York Mellon on Thursday agreed to pay $714m to settle allegations that it committed fraud by giving customers...

    5. March 18, 2015

      New rules for OTC derivatives delayed for 9 months

      Tougher rules for trading over-the-counter derivatives have been delayed by nine months after regulators acknowledged that...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Dodd-Frank reforms face fresh assault

      The Obama administration is braced for a fresh assault on reforms implemented in the wake of the financial crisis as...

    7. March 15, 2015

      US urged to help over laundering curbs

      The US Treasury department should allow banks in the US to share suspicious activity reports with overseas branches to help...

    8. March 15, 2015

      Top investment groups shock-test bond portfolios

      Some of the world’s biggest investment groups are carrying out extensive stress tests on their bond portfolios to make sure...

    9. March 15, 2015

      European banks need to catch up with US standards

      The only banks to fail last week’s US stress tests were European. It was the last news Santander and Deutsche Bank wanted to...

    10. March 13, 2015

      Banks are still struggling to learn from their mistakes

      When I was at school, the most important advice I got from my parents was to learn from my mistakes. If I got a question...

    11. March 12, 2015

      Commerzbank makes $1.45bn settlement with US

      Commerzbank turned a “blind eye” to money laundering and sanctions-busting violations, while employees who tried to flag...

    12. March 12, 2015

      Deutsche Bank and Santander vow to improve capital planning

      Stress test failures Santander and Deutsche Bank have promised to improve their capital planning, controls and reporting...

    13. March 11, 2015

      Hopes quashed of two-year delay for new swaps rules

      The world’s largest swap dealers may have only a few extra months to comply with new rules for swaps that cannot be...

    14. March 9, 2015

      Regulators call for resignations under Commerzbank US settlement

      US regulators are insisting that several Commerzbank executives leave the German lender as part of a $1.45bn settlement for...

    15. March 5, 2015

      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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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