Risk models must have a regulatory role

Banks and regulators should not depend too much on risk models, but overruling them altogether can be illogical and economically damaging.

Regulatory nationalism threatens Pittsburgh goals

International disagreements on issues such as central clearing house margins and bank bail-in leave national regulators weaker, not stronger.

Reg Rage - Anxiety

EU goes it alone on securitisation

European Commission proposals to ease bank capital requirements on asset-backed securities have not yet satisfied the Europeans, but have already unnerved the Americans.


The EC's capital market union is vital for growth

Venture capital for small businesses, long-term investors for infrastructure and new funding channels for banks will be the priorities for the next stage of the European Commission's capital markets union plans, says European commissioner Jonathan Hill.


Japan’s mega-banks: a different kind of growth story

Japan's mega-banks – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mizuho Financial Group – have faced a number of challenges over the past few years, from the country's low-interest-rate environment to its ageing population. However, by diversifying their revenue sources and geographical portfolios, these lenders are managing to defy stagnant domestic conditions.


Will China's New Silk Road progress smoothly?

China's One Belt, One Road initiative – building a new Silk Road between western Europe and China's east coast as well as improving the Maritime Silk Road – will be a major game changer for international trade. Stefania Palma assesses its possible impact.

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.

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