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Aussies taken to cleaners by money laundering law

March 5, 2007

New laws to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in Australia will place a big burden on banks and taxpayers as well as compromise personal privacy, warns Michael Imeson.

Financial blue skies amid the region’s storms

March 5, 2007

Given its sound financial infrastructure and current economic boom, the surge in Jordanian bank profits looks set to continue. Stephen Timewell reports from Amman.

Coming out of the mire

March 5, 2007

Two banks collapse and someone forgets to replenish the nation’s cash supply – tough times for Guatemala’s financial system. But as Monica Campbell reports, there is some cause for optimism.

Models change shape

March 5, 2007

The offshore and onshore wealth management business models are having to be reshaped as Europe regulates more heavily and wealth creation increases in emerging markets. Silvia Pavoni reports.

In the bidding labyrinth

March 5, 2007

Are the Bank of Cyprus’s days numbered? Nick Kochan reports on the rival predators’ struggle for the bank, and the opposing forces of regulators and nationalists.

Debate hots up in Davos over the world’s financial climate

March 5, 2007

Brian Caplen discovers that market responses to concern over climate change, the risks associated with macroeconomic imbalances and the ever-present bugbear of regulation are the issues most vexing the world’s financial powerbrokers.

Supervisors must be professionals

March 5, 2007

Whether responsibility for banking supervision in the EU lies with national central banks or with separate agencies, it must be able to stand up to pressure, argues Jean Lemierre.

Getting ready for the UCP 600 roll-out

February 5, 2007

A new set of rules for documentary credits is expected to restore the reputation of this much-maligned method of trade finance. But will bankers be able to meet the July deadline? Michael Imeson writes.

Clearing the way to competition

February 5, 2007

The Code of Conduct for Clearing and Settlement is being hailed as an important step in pulling down the barriers to cost-effective, cross-border clearing and settlement in Europe.

Traders build their own boats as exchange benefits run dry

February 5, 2007

Given that Europe’s exchanges are now run for profit – an ethos that may be compounded by prospective mergers with expansionist US exchanges – users complain that their needs have become secondary and are threatening to set up their own pan-continental multilateral trading facilities. Dan Barnes explains.

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