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The watchdogs of the US financial system

The watchdogs of the US financial system

October 1, 2014

With a number of eye-watering fines emanating from the US in recent years, The Banker profiles the numerous regulators that are dishing out these punishments, and looks at how they police the world's largest financial market.

Carlo Messina

Why Europe needs a Comprehensive Assessment

October 1, 2014

The European – and indeed global – economy is facing a crucial six months. Central to this is the European Central Bank's Comprehensive Assessment, which will go a long way to boosting confidence within the EU.

Nhlanhla Nene

South Africa will benefit from Africa’s rise

October 1, 2014

South Africa’s growth has been sluggish of late but the country’s financial sector remains one of the world’s most sophisticated, while the government’s reforms are allowing businesses to tap into fast-growing markets in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa more easily.

Axel Kicillof

Axel Kicillof: Argentina wants to pay its bondholders

October 1, 2014

A ruling in the US judiciary system regarding Argentina’s debt restructuring has caused ructions in international markets. The country’s minister of economy and public finance presents Argentina’s position on this case.

Martin Redrado

Martin Redrado: Argentina must look beyond 2015

October 1, 2014

The debt crisis is not Argentina’s only problem. The authorities also need to put the county back on a sustainable growth path. 

Haruhiko Kuroda

The job of reforming Japan's labour market

October 1, 2014

Japan's unemployment rate may be shrinking but behind this headline figure lurks problems such as low labour mobility and excessive reliance on part-time employment. These are deep-rooted issues that new government initiatives are trying to flush out.

Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf

Building on Saudi success

October 1, 2014

Rather than sit back and enjoy its economic prosperity, Saudi Arabia is working on further strengthening its economic future by investing in education, encouraging the small and medium-sized enterprise sector and promoting private sector employment.

Benno Ndulu

Tanzania's mobile-fuelled banking revolution

October 1, 2014

The development of mobile financial services in Tanzania is bringing the high number of unbanked residents into the financial system. 

Rodger Voorhies

Financial access is just the first step toward inclusion

October 1, 2014

If universal financial inclusion is to really make a difference then it is vitally important that existing financial services are not simply made available but that new products and services are designed with the world's low-income population in mind.

What now for investment banks

What now for investment banks?

October 1, 2014

Investment banks have experienced huge changes since the global financial crisis and are still struggling to adapt their business models. But while the industry might have to make do with much lower returns in future, it is far from being on its knees. 

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