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MiFID review makes bond dealers nervous

March 3, 2010

MiFID is moving up the agenda, with a major review due this year that is likely to see its post-trade transparency regime for equity markets extended to non-equity markets. Bond dealers are understandably nervous. Writer Michael Imeson

Adoption proves costly for New Zealand's banks

February 1, 2010

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has strengthened its liquidity requirements for banks. It will be expensive, but at least they'll be operating on a sounder footing. Writer Michael Imeson

Canada's banks hit by insurance sales rule change

December 30, 2009

Is a bank website the same as a bank branch? Canada's finance minister thinks so, which means that banks, which are not allowed to sell insurance through branches, are to be banned from selling it online too. Writer Michael Imeson

Devil in the detail as EC prepares for next banking crisis

November 27, 2009

The next time economic disaster strikes, the EC wants an EU-wide way of dealing with the fallout. But the framework it suggests is highly complex. Writer Michael Imeson

German frenzy over capital requirements

October 28, 2009

Global regulators are drawing up tougher capital adequacy standards, but German banks do not like what they are seeing. Writer Michael Imeson

Reg Rage: Irish government backs banks with bad loan purchase

October 5, 2009

By the end of the year, Ireland's government will start buying up €90bn of highly risky land and property loans, much to the relief of the country's struggling banks. Writer Michael Imeson

Ucits Directive enters the fourth dimension

October 1, 2007

The EU directive on retail investment funds is being revised – yet again – but the proposals are flawed.

Transparency Directive is clearly a dog’s dinner

July 2, 2007

The EU’s Transparency Directive is not functioning properly because most states have failed to implement it, and where it is in force it has been gold-plated to varying degrees.

South Africa's banks bullied over payments

November 6, 2006

Banks in South Africa are being forced to open up the payments system to newcomers and slash transaction charges, writes Michael Imeson.

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