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The Swiss model is no Brexit panacea

August 30, 2016

It is unlikely the EU will want to replicate its cumbersome arrangements with Switzerland for the UK.

No such thing as a free Russian bank

August 30, 2016

Are the 'free' failed banks available in Russia under the sanation process all that they seem? Not quite...

Banks must turn Iran into a good news story

July 25, 2016

The lifting of sanctions on Iran so far has been met by a combination of nervousness and inactivity by Western banks. If the lifting of sanctions in the country is to be a success, however, someone must blink first.

Rajan departure undermines India’s outlook

July 1, 2016

Is this a case of a reformer making too many political enemies?

Cyber crime: a clear and present danger

May 23, 2016

UK banks must work together to boost their defences against cyber attacks, says a new report.

Brazil presents a tough task for Temer

May 23, 2016

Following the disarray of the Rousseff years, Brazil’s new president has his work cut out.

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.

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