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Collateral damage

September 29, 2010

There is broad consensus that moving over-the-counter derivatives to central clearing will reduce individual and systemic risks, but this is not a panacea. Writer Philip Alexander

Hitting the wrong target

September 29, 2010

The new regulations designed to tame the world's banks and mend the post-crisis financial system are panning out with unintended consequences which threaten to hit the private sector where it hurts most. Michelle Price reports.

The failures of the Dodd-Frank bill

August 30, 2010

The Dodd-Frank bill's failure to deal with the key problems that triggered the economic crisis is a missed opportunity.

A brave new world

August 30, 2010

Regulatory reform is changing the face of global finances for good, but it is important the new rules do not sacrifice liquidity in the search for transparency.

Will MIFID II deal a decisive blow to Europe's exchanges?

July 28, 2010

The European Commission's MiFID review should enhance the competitive environment in Europe in a manner that will deal a second, more decisive blow to Europe's exchanges. But the latter are not going down without a fight. Writer Michelle Price

Regulation collaboration comes closer

July 6, 2010

An unprecedented overhaul of the securities industry is taking place under politically mandated reform. This is forcing markets and regulators to work more closely together to ensure that there is no repeat of the recent financial crisis. Writer Frances Maguire

South African banks in limbo

May 28, 2010

South Africa's authorities are hesitating over proposals to cut bank charges and open up the payments system to non-bank providers, causing frustration and paralysis. Writer Michael Imeson

US reform: a compromise too far?

May 5, 2010

In the process of attempting to win support for regulatory reform within the US banking industry from both Republicans and financial institutions, concerns are being raised that too many concessions are being made, thus limiting the intended impact of the proposals. Writer Jane Monahan

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Amid an FDIC clean-up, the US bank landscape has changed for good

May 5, 2010

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, under the tutelage of chairwoman Sheila Bair, has been spearheading a banking clean-up on a massive scale. And while the sector faces much uncertainty, one thing is sure: the US banking landscape is set to change for good. Writer Suzanne Miller

FX industry hits back after reform

March 31, 2010

US and European regulators want as many over-the-counter derivatives as possible to be traded on exchanges or cleared through a central counterparty but the foreign exchange market will not go quietly. Writer Frances Maguire

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