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Undercarriage defects threaten to slow pace of a racing economy

January 2, 2008

India’s economic momentum along with its global ambitions are growing rapidly. But gaping holes in the range of financial products on offer required by firms for efficient capital raising and risk management could hold back further progress. Geraldine Lambe reports.

Extracting value for higher business performance

January 2, 2008

In light of current difficulties at some of the world’s largest financial institutions, banks and insurers are advised more than ever to ensure their risk management frameworks span the entire firm. Sundeep Tucker summarises discussions at the third of three single view of risk and return round tables hosted by The Banker, this time in Hong Kong.

Facing up to the need for honesty

January 2, 2008

Banks do not like talking about liquidity risk because it kills confidence and, historically, they have not been rewarded for candour on this particular topic. But events typified by the Northern Rock debacle show this attitude must radically change, say David Vander and Bill Cuthbert, co-founders of Liquidatum.

REPORTS

January 2, 2008

Oliver Wyman highlights opportunities created by climate change while Celent assesses Chinese and Indian ATM markets.

Profits at Japan’s top six banks down a third on 2006

January 2, 2008

The six major Japanese bank groups posted a total profit of ¥1513.9bn ($13.2bn) before tax and minority interests for the half year to September 30, 2007, down 33.5% from ¥2274.8bn in the same period in fiscal 2006.

No quick fix to a crisis

January 2, 2008

Regulators and governments must not make the mistake of responding in haste to recent crises, such as German bank failures, the Northern Rock debacle and liquidity problems, advises Howard Davies.

Self-regulation brews up a perfect storm

January 2, 2008

The subprime crisis suggests self-regulation of innovative financial products is not enough, writes Ian Mullen.

Is SWF investment a sign of global structural change?

January 2, 2008

Emerging markets used to suffer from Western crises. Now they help to solve them by pouring capital into the system.

Central banks’ action is welcome but long-term rethink is needed

January 2, 2008

The unprecedented action by five central banks in response to the credit crunch is only a short-term solution to the problem.

Lessons to learn in managing risk

December 1, 2007

As commercial banks begin to suffer the same risk problems as investment banks, risk management is becoming more important in the sector. Heather McKenzie reports on the biggest issues and the tools that can be used to manage them.

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