New priorities confuse EU regulatory drive

Key legislation on the structural reform of banks held over from the previous European Parliament and European Commission may now take a back seat.

Does financial regulation have to be global?

Cross-border regulation of banks is proving increasingly difficult, despite the call for global regulation of the financial system. 

ECB leaves eastern Europe feeling stressed

Austrian banks are complaining that the eurozone stress test is biased against central and eastern Europe.

The London Gold Fix: crossing the regulatory Rubicon?

A regulatory over-reaction to allegations of gold market manipulation could deal a fatal blow to the commodities trading desks of investment banks that are already in retreat.

Funding rules stoke shadow banking debate

The Basel Committee’s net stable funding ratio takes is taking aim at the market for securities financing and lending.

Riad Salameh anticipates economic rebound

Lebanon's central bank governor anticipates economic rebound

Lebanon has endured a difficult few years of domestic and regional uncertainty, which have weighed heavily on its economy. But now the governor of the central bank Riad Salameh, is preparing for the prospect of renewed growth. 

Crimea stuck in financial limbo

Crimea stuck in financial limbo

The ongoing dispute over the sovereignty of the Ukrainian republic of Crimea, which is currently occupied by Russian forces, has wreaked havoc in its financial sector, with many banks pulling out of the region and depositors unable to access their funds.

European directives raise data dilemmas

The European Parliament has voted for an overhaul of outdated data protection laws, but banks are grappling with some uncertain implications

The Financial Stability Board goes snark hunting

Regulating specific risky activities in the financial sector is more useful than trying to identify systemic non-bank, non-insurance institutions.

European regulation: who’s in charge here?

A novice European parliament will be scrutinising how untested European regulators implement far-reaching new rules for the financial sector

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