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Dodd-Frank: the defence

Today 10:09 am

A US regulatory overhaul has been welcomed by many who believe Dodd-Frank has spawned too many regulations and prevents smaller banks from lending. However, there are concerns that the replacement Financial Choice Act will sweep away many of the safeguards designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008 crisis. Jane Monahan reports.

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Will central bank reforms kick-start Myanmar’s payments revolution?

Today 09:00 am

Myanmar’s central bank has opened up the local market to international payment companies such as Visa and MasterCard. But how will they help modernise the payments sector and drive financial inclusion in this newly opened frontier market? Stefania Palma investigates.

The last stressful US stress test?

February 23, 2017

In their latest stress tests of systemically important banks, US regulators are reinforcing their focus on risk management, controls and governance, while differentiating more between complex and non-complex large firms. Justin Pugsley reports. 

Basel IV: down but not out

January 29, 2017

The finalisation of the Basel accords has been delayed, leading to the very real possibility that global agreements on financial regulation could be left up in the air.

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Can institutional investor and multilateral co-investment meet infrastructure needs?

January 3, 2017

Risk-averse institutional investors have historically shied away from large-scale infrastructure investments in emerging markets, but new collaborations with multilateral institutions are now tempting public and private institutions into such projects. Stefania Palma reports.

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On the outside: how to tackle financial exclusion in the UK

January 2, 2017

The UK has one of the world’s most sophisticated banking markets, but when it comes to serving vulnerable and low-income people, it has yet to find the right formula. Silvia Pavoni looks at what it means to be financially excluded in the country, and whether banks are close to finding the solution.

Basel Committee consults on IFRS-9 capital bombshell

December 19, 2016

The new accounting standard IFRS-9 will have a dramatic impact on how banks provision for credit losses, leading the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to consult on how to manage its effect on capital requirements. Justin Pugsley reports.

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State Bank of India’s roadmap to the Basel III deadline

December 1, 2016

State Bank of India's chairman, Arundhati Bhattacharya, talks to Stefania Palma about how she plans to meet Basel III capital requirements in 2019, the bank's debut global coco bond and her enthusiasm for the Indian central bank's rate cut.

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Vietnam’s long slog towards financial reform

December 1, 2016

Having narrowly survived a financial crisis in 2011, Vietnam is rolling out reforms to tackle low capitalisation and high numbers of NPLs. But given that the country has yet to implement Basel II, will these reforms still leave the country's lenders playing catch-up? Stefania Palma reports.

Can SM&CR revive banks' reputations in UK?

November 28, 2016

Issues relating to conduct are rapidly rising up the list of priorities for UK regulators, which is having a significant impact on the City of London. In an attempt to combat this, UK regulators have introduced the Senior Managers and Certification Regime. Justin Pugsley reports.

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