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Repo markets on the wane

November 12, 2015
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With mounting regulation and the collateral drying up, activity in the repo market, the main avenue for short-term financing on Wall Street, is continuing its free-fall. 

Foreign banks in Russia hold up in the recession

November 9, 2015
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Analysts feared that European banks in Russia would suffer as the economy took a downturn but in fact they have fared better than expected.

Sovereign debt weighs on Sweden’s banks

November 3, 2015
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With capital now required for government bond holdings in Sweden, The Banker looks at the sovereign debt exposure at the country’s top four banks.

How would the UK leaving the EU affect the country's banking landscape?

October 29, 2015
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A look at how the UK leaving the EU could profoundly change the country's financial sector.   

UK banks have the largest exposure to emerging markets

October 27, 2015
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UK banks have $878.2bn in claims on developing markets, making them vulnerable to a downturn. 

UK banks prepare for ringfence rule

October 21, 2015

The UK’s largest banks will soon find that most of their business has been placed outside the ringfence. 

Ranks of correspondent banks grow thinner

October 15, 2015
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Correspondent banking remains an important channel for financial flows within the eurozone, but the market is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few institutions

TPP to benefit a third of global economy

October 12, 2015

Signatories hope the landmark trade deal will bolster trade worldwide after a tepid recovery from the crisis.

End to PPI woes for banks?

October 8, 2015

Facing a possible 2018 for payment protection insurance complaints, the banks are looking to wrap-up a costly scandal.  

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US derivatives notional value at lowest level since 2008

October 5, 2015
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The notional value of derivatives from US market participants dropped to the lowest levels since the financial crisis in the second quarter of this year, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reports.

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