Europe needs a proportionate rethink on bank regulation

EU bank regulation should be applied consistently on a proportionate basis that reflects the size and business model of the banks being regulated.

Shadow banking rules prompt gloom in Europe

End-users fear the European Banking Authority’s attempt to control shadow banking via bank exposure limits could backfire.

Round table: TLAC and risk-weights top regulatory concerns

Participants in The Banker's round table of regulation specialists at leading cross-border banking groups identify the key challenges they are facing and the impact these will have on business models.

Tseng Ming-chung

Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission chairman sees reforms starting to pay off

Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission, is seen by many as the bringer of long-awaited deregulation and reform. Two years into his mandate, Mr Tseng gives The Banker an update on his strategy, which is already bearing fruit.

No such thing as simple banking in Basel

Proposed rules to impose a capital charge on interest rate risk on the banking book could make managing core lending much more complicated.

AML focus turns to financial inclusion

AML focus turns to financial inclusion

Increased regulation and staggering fines have put reducing risk at the top of the agenda for many banks, but often at the expense of financial inclusion. How can financial institutions ensure they walk the line between compliance while ensuring sectors of society are not excluded?

Argentina continues to walk a default tightrope

Argentina continues to walk a default tightrope

It is becoming less and less likely that Argentina will resolve its dispute with international investors over its 2002 default before its presidential election in October. The question is, will the country drift further apart from the international investor community, or will the next government bring about the structural reforms markets are impatient to see?

US and EU still divided over clearing house rules

US and EU regulators have promised to keep working toward mutual recognition of each other’s derivative clearing houses, but there is an ideological gap to bridge.

Andorra acts to save banking reputation

Andorra acts to save banking reputation

Accusations of money laundering levelled at Banca Privada d’Andorra by the US authorities threatened to destabilise the country's banking sector, so the government had to act quickly to contain the crisis. Now, Andorran authorities are keen to show that this was an isolated case and that the wider banking sector is both closely governed and performing successfully. 

Brunei's banks unperturbed by oil price drop

Hydrocarbon resources account for more than 90% of exports and more than 50% of gross domestic product in Brunei. But, thanks to the country's historical surpluses and government's spending discipline, it has weathered the storm of falling oil prices relatively well, with local banks remaining in profit and even eyeing growth.

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