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Cautious optimism prevails at 2016 Asian Development Bank meeting

June 1, 2016

After a turbulent 2015, faith in Asia’s economies was strong at the Asian Development Bank annual meeting in Frankfurt, despite falling exchange rates and capital outflows. Stefania Palma reports.

London's Brexit future

What would a Brexit mean for the City of London?

May 31, 2016

The UK’s relationship with the EU may be coming to an end, with British people voting on whether to leave the bloc on June 23. Silvia Pavoni looks into the uneasy alliance, the financial regulation that clouds the picture and the prospects for the City of London outside the single market. 

New global standards to strengthen bank ethics are needed

May 23, 2016

The professionalism and ethics of individual bankers is too important to be left to each bank on its own: the industry as a whole needs to come together to set new standards, says Simon Thompson.

Leverage ratio piles on the derivatives pain

May 18, 2016

A 'small' modification to the standardised method for measuring over-the-counter derivatives exposures threatens yet another layer of costs for banks.

UBS still on top in 2016 Wealth and Asset Management Brand Ranking

May 3, 2016

UBS continues to lead The Banker's Wealth and Asset Management Brand Ranking despite its brand losing value over the past year. The Swiss giant is also facing new challenges, with both Wells Fargo and ICBC putting in strong performances.

New growth frontiers in the Philippines

New growth frontiers in the Philippines

May 2, 2016

Filipino banks continue to be some of the healthiest lenders in Asia. Now, record volumes in equity and debt capital markets offer a further source of growth in one of the strongest banking sectors in the region. Stefania Palma reports.

Staying ahead of the slump

South Africa's banks stay ahead of the slump

May 2, 2016

Though South Africa's economy is cooling, its banks are continuing to perform strongly. For some, growth is coming from operations elsewhere in Africa, while for others its is stemming from the domestic market. James King looks at the strategies being employed to keep the country's lenders buoyant in a slow-growth environment.

Basel thumbs down for bank operational risk models

April 24, 2016

The Basel Committee has decided that banks should not be allowed to use internal models to measure capital requirements for operational risk.

Bonus clawbacks and the buy-out dilemma

April 1, 2016

The UK regulator has proposed rules that would enable a former employer to refuse deferred bonus payments or claw back the bonuses of former employees accused of misconduct or mismanagement. Gary Freer of law firm Bryan Cave looks at the hurdles these rules will have to clear.

Asia’s surging household debt: how risky is it?

April 1, 2016

Household debt in Asian economies has grown to account for as much as 90% of some countries' GDP. But is all Asian household debt equally risky? Stefania Palma investigates. 

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