Latest articles from Leaders

Political determination key to successful privatisations

April 24, 2016

Serbia, Slovenia and Greece are all considering selling-off assets, but must not let public anger derail the privatisation process.

Panama Papers expose a tale of data leaks and toothless bodies

April 24, 2016

Progress in cleaning up offshore financial centres should be driven by international jurisdictions not the leaking of documents.

Asean development provides stark lesson for EU

April 1, 2016

The launch of the Asean Economic Community on January 1 represented the next stage of the economic grouping's integration, and stands in stark contrast to the EU's progress.

How much capital is enough?

April 1, 2016

Regulators are increasingly mistrustful of banks using internal models to calculate their capital requirements, but the alternatives are not trouble-free.

Whether the UK is in or out, the EU must face up to its problems

March 1, 2016

While the EU must address the immediate threat of a Brexit, issues more fundamental to its existence remain unresolved.

APIs are eating the banking world

February 29, 2016

With fintech start-ups often leading banks behind in the innovation stakes, APIs are increasingly being used to help lenders meet customer needs in a fast, efficient way.

Don't expect regulators to solve volatile markets

January 25, 2016

Regulatory constraints on bank balance sheets may result in reduced market liquidity, but regulators are willing to pay that price to build more resilient financial institutions.

Chinese regulators and foreign investors need to meet in the middle

January 25, 2016

Worries over China's economy would abate if market authorities communicated better and avoided overzealous interventions. And, for their part, investors should keep their cool when faced with less-than-stellar growth figures.

A 90-year search for the right model

January 4, 2016

Technology and markets may change, but the model for sound banking is still based on the same tenets as when our magazine was founded.

Capital markets union – a quick fix to Europe’s growth problems?

January 4, 2016

Strengthening EU equity and venture capital markets is a valuable idea, but its success will still depend on a change in investor attitudes and a reduction of sovereign risks.

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