Basel market risk rules threaten capital cliff effect

The fundamental review of the trading book is due for completion by the end of 2015, but impact studies have thrown up some alarming results.

Co-operation is key for resolution regimes

The Financial Stability Board has worked hard to complete its total loss-absorbing capacity rules for banks, and individual jurisdictions must ensure clear and co-ordinated implementation. 


How sustainable are India's public sector banks?

India's public sector banks remain the weakest link in the country's banking industry. How are the central bank's repo rate cut and the government's capital infusions affecting these lenders?


TLAC struggles for global coherence

Different jurisdictions are likely to implement different standards and legal frameworks for total loss-absorbing capital, making investor analysis challenging.

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.

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