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Basel trading book review tests banks' implementation mettle

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The fundamental review of the trading book by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is proving a tough piece of prudential regulation to implement, because it probes weaknesses such as banks’ siloed nature and differing data standards across departments. Justin Pugsley investigates.

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The irresistible rise of Chinese fintech

September 1, 2016

China's fintech industry has grown at a rapid pace, in some cases leaving established tech giants of the West behind. Having cracked the domestic banking market, top Chinese fintech firms are already eyeing insurance and looking beyond the country's borders to continue their rapid ascent. Stefania Palma reports.

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How Switzerland's financial sector copes outside the EU single market

September 1, 2016

Switzerland’s rise as a European financial centre has followed an unorthodox path. Danielle Myles looks at the various ways its banks access the EU market, why the model is under threat, and how the Swiss plans to exploit Brexit.

Europe’s securitisation dreams stumble on parliamentary road block

August 30, 2016

Reviving Europe's moribund securitisation market was always going to be difficult, partly due to the harsher capital treatment meted out by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. But proposals being discussed in the European Parliament risk smothering it completely – if they ever see the light of day. By Justin Pugsley 

Asia's capital markets union struggle

Asia struggles to pick a path to capital markets integration

August 1, 2016

Asia has been working on a capital markets union for almost two decades. Why is this process challenging? And is it fair to draw parallels between the Asian and European experience? Stefania Palma reports.

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After Brexit: continuity the key for the City of London's banks

August 1, 2016

The UK’s economic future outside the EU is nowhere near as bleak as it has been painted. A considered approach would mean a smooth transition to a post-Brexit world, says Barnabas Reynolds.

Cuba's debt cloud

Debt cloud hovers over Cuba's reintegration plans

August 1, 2016

While Cuba is intent on updating its socialist economy and keen for the US embargo to be lifted, the workings of commercial creditors in pursuit of repayment reveal the extent of the challenges facing the country. This is sovereign debt restructuring, but not as we know it.

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Indian banks retain appetite for post-Brexit UK

August 1, 2016

Traditionally strong in the UK, some Indian banks – such as SBI and Yes Bank – are setting up new operations of becoming subsidiaries and focusing on the retail market, and they are not letting the UK’s decision to leave the EU affect their plans.

Banks step up efforts to fight RWA proposals

July 20, 2016

There is growing exasperation in the banking community regarding the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s desire to reduce variations in bank risk-weighted assets in the name of simplifying comparisons, writes Justin Pugsley.

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Ultimate beneficial ownership: where are we and what does the future look like?

July 12, 2016

The challenge of identifying ultimate beneficial ownership is becoming an increasingly complex process that remains crucial for mitigating counterparty risk. Tom Golding of Accuity examines the current state of play and explains what can be done to ease the burden placed on compliance officers.

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