Until now, banks have managed their payment and settlement obligations based upon end-of-day forecasts, but from January 2015 the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision wants to see banks monitoring their balances intraday. Frances Faulds reports on how the industry is adapting to this fundamental change to reduce operational risk.
Petar Chobanov spent little more than a year as Bulgaria's finance minister before the government resigned and he had to step down from his post. He describes the reforms that he started during his tenure and explains why it is important for the new government to continue this work.
Both the EU and New York are looking to bring digital currencies under a full regulatory regime, but their approaches are rather different.
Key legislation on the structural reform of banks held over from the previous European Parliament and European Commission may now take a back seat.
Cross-border regulation of banks is proving increasingly difficult, despite the call for global regulation of the financial system.
Austrian banks are complaining that the eurozone stress test is biased against central and eastern Europe.
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.
The Basel Committee’s net stable funding ratio takes is taking aim at the market for securities financing and lending.
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.
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