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The big chill

May 2, 2003

As banks face some of the most challenging times in two decades and optimists are talking up a post-Iraq conflict recovery, Karina Robinson looks at the possibility and grim implications of a 10-year bear market.

After Iraq

April 2, 2003

Is the Iraq crisis principally about removing a despot from power or is the underlying reality more to do with asserting US global hegemony? Stephen Timewell explores the issues and discusses their implications for banking and finance.

Progress and regress in the Doha round

April 2, 2003

Supachai Panitchpakdi explains why agreement on multilateral trade rules remains some way off, despite the benefits for all.

Banks under legal siege

March 2, 2003

Wall Street banks are facing damages to the tune of $25bn but are reluctant to set aside reserves as they fear it may encourage new claims. Suzanne Miller reports on the legal battle that threatens to spread overseas.

How will Europe work?

January 2, 2003

In theory, enlargement to 25 countries will give the European Union the critical mass necessary to challenge US economic supremacy. In practice, the EU has found decision-making increasingly difficult with just 15 members.

Search for strategy

December 2, 2002

As overcapacity in the banking sector heats up competition even further, banks are seeking new strategies to keep them afloat. Melvyn Westlake looks at some of the models being considered.

Can Basel II be made to work?

August 2, 2002

Latest developments in the progress of the Basel II Capital Accord have raised concerns by both US and European parties that its complexity will lead to unequal treatment. 

The forces driving bank mergers

August 2, 2002

Crashing markets and a stalled economic recovery are starting to hit banks, causing problems which will make them vulnerable to acquisition.

Spotlight on a shady world

July 2, 2002

Melvyn Westlake says the legal row between Nomura and CSFB could result in more transparency in the world of credit derivatives.

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