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China tackles local governments' financial woes

February 1, 2016

Huge debts and questionable investments have driven many Chinese local governments to the brink. Now regulators have stepped in with a package of reforms. Stefania Palma asks how effective the new measures will be after decades of poor supervision.

Italian private banks get a makeover image

Italian private banks get a makeover to win asset-rich clients

February 1, 2016

Low interest rates and global market volatility are encouraging Italians to demand better returns from their private banks. How are wealth managers responding? Silvia Pavoni reports.

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

January 25, 2016

The annual Microscope global report on financial inclusion provides a kind of open-source regulation for fostering the right environment to give everyone access to banking and credit services, wherever they are, writes Michael Schlein, president and chief executive of Accion. 

Benchmark rules stumble at last hurdle

January 25, 2016

A technical flaw in the EU’s rules to prevent financial benchmark manipulation could impose a disproportionate burden on commodity price reporting agencies.

Don't expect regulators to solve volatile markets

January 25, 2016

Regulatory constraints on bank balance sheets may result in reduced market liquidity, but regulators are willing to pay that price to build more resilient financial institutions.

BNY Mellon masters the art of digital

BNY Mellon masters the art of digital

January 4, 2016

Over the past three years, BNY Mellon has assembled the building blocks for the digital transformation of its business. Today, it is putting this work into practice and aims to be a change engine within the financial industry.

Mizuho takes on the Americas

Mizuho takes on the Americas

January 4, 2016

How is Japanese mega-bank Mizuho growing its investment banking franchise in the Americas? Stefania Palma talks to Mizuho Securities USA's chief executive, John Koudounis, to find out.

Lessons learned from 90 years in banking

The Banker at 90: lessons learned from nine decades in banking

January 4, 2016

As The Banker celebrates its 90th anniversary, Philip Alexander explores the archives to find out what has changed – and how far history keeps repeating.

Debate on misconduct moves beyond regulation

January 4, 2016

The search for industry standards focuses minds on fostering an open and innovative environment where good conduct and good performance co-exist.

Three lines of defence rebuilt for cyber threat

January 4, 2016

The UK's Senior Managers Regime seeks to formalise responsibility for risk, yet the threat of cyber attack sits outside of traditional risk governance standards, and means that protecting against such attacks will require a rethink of the traditional 'three lines of defence' model.

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